Originally Posted by GAC
When I read this yesterday, and how other players knew ahead of time about this camera incident and supported it, it simply made me laugh while shaking my head.
He needs a penalty to "get himself going"?
What's he going to need next week?.... and the week after?
Talk about placating (enabling) a player.
I agree with what former Bengal Boomer Esiason stated yesterday during halftime.... He needs to stop it. He is being selfish, and it's not helping his team out one bit. Your team is 3-7, chances of the playoffs are slim, you haven't had a TD catch since September, and when you finally score a TD you pull a stunt like this that costs your team a 15 yd unsportsmanlike penalty?
He's starting to remind me of that manic-depressive character, up one minute, down the next, that Baby Face Nelson character Michael Badalucco played in O Brother Where Art Thou?
He's gonna crash and burn at some point IMO.
No, Chad Johnson is not the reason they Bengals are having a lousy year. His talent is not an issue or in question here. It never has been. But his antics certainly aren't helping matters any.
This team does lack leadership IMO, and if one wants to lay that at the feet of Lewis then I won't argue with you.
Completly disagree with you. Football players feed off emotion whether you like that or not. As for chad being manic-depressive I also disagree. He has been in a slump for a while now and across all of sports I have never seen a happy athlete when they are in a slump. It takes all kinds of things to bust out of a slump, if Chad's 15 yard penality busted him out of his slump I would say it was well worth it. If Chad's 15 yard penality ignited the team, I would say its well worth it.