Lewis, who could teach a course in diplomacy after eight-plus trying seasons in Cincinnati, openly disagreed with game officials who overturned an apparent fourth-quarter touchdown grab by Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham. The play was reversed for breaking the same rule made famous by Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson last season, with officials deciding Gresham didn't possess the ball through the catch.
Lewis wasn't afraid to provide his take on the play.
"Only for clarification. I think Jermaine performed a second act in reaching the ball," he said. "He got two feet clearly down and performed a second act of reaching the ball.
"I don't see how you can overturn it, not being conclusive. With the second act, you're talking about a time differential and how long is long enough. In other words, my feet are down in the field of play on one end of the end zone. I've crossed the plane of the end zone with the ball in possession. Now, how long do I have to hold it before somebody can knock me down? ... It's no big deal. It's over. It's not going to change."