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04:57 PM ET 01.07 | After a disappointing performance in the Bengals' 19-13 playoff loss at the hands of the Houston Texans, linebacker Rey Maualuga is unsure whether or not he will be back with Cincinnati next season. Maualuga said he felt his future with the Bengals hinged on his play during Saturday's game against Houston, and if that's the case, he could be on shaky ground. Maualuga finished with six solo tackles and assisted on four, and he failed to record a sack or tackle for loss. Over the course of the 2012 season, Maualuga compiled 62 solo tackles and 60 assists, and he added one sack and one tackle for loss. His tackle numbers were career highs, but his single tackle for loss was a career low. The Bengals selected Maualuga, a fourth-year player out of USC, in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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January 7, 2013  05:22 PM ET
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The coach in Cincy should be unsure of his future.

He just got a contract extension.

January 7, 2013  06:01 PM ET

INTERNS.......How many times a day are you going to post this thread?

January 7, 2013  06:03 PM ET

It's all a Matter of MONEY!

January 7, 2013  06:26 PM ET

....hinged on his play during Saturday's game...Thinking of your future based on a shaky QBs play and close loss means he should sleep another day on that.

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January 7, 2013  06:52 PM ET
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Big mistake.

Agreed. What warrants continuing down the path with this guy? I'm not a Bengals fan, in fact I can't stand the Bengals. But I am a football fan and like other posts before mine wonder why in the heck this guy still has his job in Cincy.

January 7, 2013  06:57 PM ET
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Agreed. What warrants continuing down the path with this guy? I'm not a Bengals fan, in fact I can't stand the Bengals. But I am a football fan and like other posts before mine wonder why in the heck this guy still has his job in Cincy.

He did get his team to the playoffs and his contract isn't too big.

January 7, 2013  07:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Big mistake.

I think Lewis has had his team above .500 only 4 times in his 11 yrs of coaching.

January 7, 2013  07:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Agreed. What warrants continuing down the path with this guy? I'm not a Bengals fan, in fact I can't stand the Bengals. But I am a football fan and like other posts before mine wonder why in the heck this guy still has his job in Cincy.

Because he's the best coach that the notoriously cheap Mike Brown will pay for.He'd never hire Lovie Smith or Andy Reid; they'd cost too much

January 7, 2013  07:18 PM ET
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Because he's the best coach that the notoriously cheap Mike Brown will pay for.He'd never hire Lovie Smith or Andy Reid; they'd cost too much

Well, Brown makes a larger profit with him.

January 7, 2013  07:19 PM ET
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I think Lewis has had his team above .500 only 4 times in his 11 yrs of coaching.

That's better than being below .500 all 11 years.

January 7, 2013  07:21 PM ET
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That's better than being below .500 all 11 years.

What coach in this day and age would ever get that opportunity?

January 7, 2013  07:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

illiterate drivel.

drivel indeed..nice avatar....is there a story behind it???

January 7, 2013  07:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

What coach in this day and age would ever get that opportunity?

Anyone that coaches in Cincinnati.

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January 7, 2013  08:47 PM ET

You weren't very good, Rey...

But - your offense didn't help out much.

January 7, 2013  09:43 PM ET

His inabiltity to cover was really exposed. He has been very fundamentally sound since he was drafted. Nothing will change in Cincinnati as long as Mike Brown is the Owner/GM. I am not sure how much longer you can keep Marv Lewis...he has gotten then to a certain point, but is probably not the coach to take them to the next level...winning in the playoffs.

Oh, and how has nobody mentioned Jay Gruden. Possibly the worst O-coordinator in the NFL.

 
January 7, 2013  11:38 PM ET
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Big mistake.

I agree. I think we've seen as good as we're going to get from Marvin Lewis while he's with the Bengals.

Too bad Lovie Smith didn't work for Mike Brown... he might still have his job, too.

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