"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
-LTlabnerIf you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
I think Chad Johnson polarizes a lot of people outside the organization to the degree that they automatically look to him when the Bengals have issues. I don't think Chad's the real problem. I've heard that he's actually a good team guy and works hard with the other guys. Sometimes he gets a little distracted, but not to the degree that people want to make it out to be. To paraphrase Bobcat Goldthwait, blaming Chad Johnson for the Bengals' woes is like blaming Ronald McDonald when you get a bad cheeseburger. He doesn't run the company. Now that he's gotten slapped upside the head in the press, he'll probably do what he always does and sit down with Carson to work on getting back on the same page.
I think the problem is that Marvin Lewis never really completed the job of weeding out the bad attitudes and I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the bad attitudes are ones who people actually believe to be the "right" kind of guys. For example, I've been skeptical of Big Willie since last year. Pro Bowl talent, but some of the things he says in the media just strike me as odd. There may be something to it when Corey Dillon called him out when he was leaving town. Rudi Johnson has raised red flags as well. TJ Houshmanzadeh is a hard worker, but he also has a mean streak that reminds me of Carl Pickens or Corey Dillon. If the team doesn't turn it around, I can see him becoming poisonous. Levi Jones, we've heard about. Justin Smith, I'm wondering about him too. Watch what these guys say and how they handle things in the next few weeks.
And if you want to see guys quit on plays, look no further than the defense. Seems like a lot of big plays have been given up because guys guess wrong and then give up on the play once they're out of position. The first and foremost problem with this team is that defense. They need to work on getting players on defense who will at least finish the play first. Then they need to work on them staying in position. It's like they've not progressed at all since Marvin took over.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
How stupid is that ref... how can you be a referee in the NFL and EVER say something like, "Replay 3rd down" after there are off-setting dead ball personal fouls.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Whoever is doing commentary just had the last part of his sentence broadcast over the air.
He said: "USC Thugs"
They came back, it looked like, early from the break. He was probably saying, "Lendale White is another one of those USC thugs."
And did you see Marvin?
He laughed it off and slapped Chad on his rear-end.
I wish Marty Schottenheimer had been on the sidelines instead.
He'd have popped a blood vessel.
The Bengals are probably out of the playoffs and Chad is taking celebration penalties. Awesome.
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