Lewis brings new attitude to Cincinnati

Turning the Bengals around is a tall order. But early in his tenure, Marvin Lewis is off to a good start.

Updated: August 10, 2003, 4:08 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

GEORGETOWN, Ken. -- You think it's race, the fact that Marvin Lewis is just the sixth black man in the modern history of the NFL to be named a full-time head coach, that separates the Cincinnati Bengals first-year field boss from most of his peers?

Well, sure, that's part of it. But here is another subset, an even more elite brotherhood, to which Lewis has recently been initiated: He is now the second coach in Bengals history to have his mug on the cover of the franchise's media guide.

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