Marvin Lewis has the seemingly insurmountable task of changing the Bengals' from one of the most clink-happy and character-deprived football teams in league history to something ... better. Chris Henry is gone, but the scars still remain. The attitude and atmosphere has to change in 2008, so the Bengals took an extreme step on Sunday when they drafted Appalachian State's Corey Lynch in the sixth round.
Lynch is a holy roller incarnate, a player who organized the team bible study at Appalachian State and who's also married to the granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham. This man loooves lil' baby Jesus and isn't afraid to show others the error of their deviant ways. The senior safety wasn't surprised the Bengals would need his services this season — both on and off the field:
"They are trying to turn things around so I was kind of expecting they'd take me.Talk is cheap. Live right and everything will be good."
This is an epic battle of good versus evil. We'll know who won at the end of the season if some of the more trouble-making Bengals have transformed themselves into altar boys — or Lynch is popped for a DUI within his first two weeks of training camp.