The Bengals on Sunday became the only team in NFL history to lose in the first round of the playoffs in four straight seasons.
"It's my plan (to return)," Lewis said, per The Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's not about me. It's about our football team, wherever our football team is."
"I wish I knew (how to change it)," said pass rusher Robert Geathers. "We would have had it done by now. Just comes down to, I don't know, I think everyone in the locker room wants it."
Sounding equally mystified, wideout Mohamed Sanu told a patch of scribes: "I don't know, I really don't. We are just going to have to see. It's just frustrating and embarrassing. It's tiring having this feeling, the same talk, the same situation over and over. Something's got to change."