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Why, Cincy, why?

Posted on: November 16, 2009 6:49 pm
Just when you think the Bengals moved past what was a sordid history of the three C's -- crooks, criminals and complainants -- here they are again close to signing the alleged woman-beating overrated has-been, Larry Johnson.

There's a chance the signing won't happen but it looks likely and here's a question for the Bengals. You're rolling, you're good, you're one of the best teams in football. You got away from your awful past by flossing and flushing. You've convinced the world you aren't the same old Bengals.

Why bring in this guy? Why, why, why?

The old Bengals were dead. The ones that between April 2006 and June 2007 saw 10 Bengals arrested for a variety of crimes, including domestic violence and resisting arrest. It was so bad that commissioner Roger Goodell used the Bengals as a platform to launch his law and order initiatives.

The Bengals have been able to put that past behind them until now.

Over the past six years -- just six years -- Johnson has been arrested four times on various asault charges against women.

Why the Bengals would ever do this is a total mystery and again demonstrates that some teams in the NFL have little respect for women.

So when Johnson again does something really stupid -- and he will -- the Bengals have no one to blame but themselves.

Good luck, Cincy.

You're going to need it.

Category: NFL
Tags: Bengals

Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2009 3:52 am

Why, Cincy, why?

I couldnt agree more. Mikey Brown, pull your head out. You can do more harm than good signing Johnson. Shock the world, and especially Bengals fans, and don't sign this loser.

Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:47 am

Why, Cincy, why?

Agreed, thought they might be moving in the right direction after sweeping the season series from the Steelers and the Ravens. This is a step back and I am so happy the Patriots didn't take the bait and sign Johnson. What a punk he is.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:56 am

Why, Cincy, why?

You sir are an idiot...and obviously have no respect for women.  I am assuming that you are single and if not hopefully your girl is watching out so she can see your own tendencies.  There is no excuse for hitting a woman.  And to say that they are just money hungry hoes is completely disrespectful to not only them but to all women.  I could see that argument used if it was one time, possibly the woman was trying to make money but multiple times in the last 6 years come on not even you can be that blind.  Thankfully not many think like you or at least I'd like to think they don't.

Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:44 am

Why, Cincy, why?

My guess is that if they do sign him that Marvin has told him that his past is held against him and one slip and he's history.  By the way Freeman, let he who is without sin cast the first stone- .  You don't seem to believe anyone deserves another chance except you.

Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:43 am

Why, Cincy, why?

I'm not a fan of either teams, but I went to Penn State and saw this guy play a bunch.  I have been following him throughout his Pro career and he was good for a while.  However, with that said, he looks washed up to me.  Who does Steven Jackson have blocking for him?  Is there a worse OL in the game besides the Packers and Rams?  Bears are pretty bad.  But still, Steven Jackson has a terrible OL and he is still pounding out all kinds of yards on the ground.  Granted, you can just cut Larry J at any time.  However, why would you want to bring in that kind of guy into the environment.  Take it from a Philly fan who witnessed TO, year 2.  What a train wreck that ended up being.  Bad guys in good environments rarely work out.  I know Benson is hurt, but I think you could go somewhere else.  And for the guy who asked if Edgerrin and Shaun Alexander were better options right now?  Yes, I'd take anyone other than LJ right now.  Play the guys you have behind Benson.  In bizarro world, what do you do if LJ goes off for 2 straight games and then Benson comes back?  How do you bench LJ after he goes hogwild?  Too much bad karma here for a team that is rockin right now...

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:21 am

Why, Cincy, why?

LJ essentially did to the Chiefs what Corey Dillon did to the Bengals years ago before he went to the Patriots to win a Superbowl.  Both players decided that they did not want to play hard for their respective teams.  One way to get off of a team you hate is to play poorly (amongst other reasons).  He is now fighting for his career just as Cedric Benson was when he came to Cincinnati.  I like the move and think LJ will bust his ass so he can get back up to a high level of play and make more that the league minimum.  This guy got tired of playing on a poor football team and claimed he wanted to go to a team who has a chance to go to the Superbowl.  I firmly believe in Marvin Lewis and the Bengals locker room as being fully capable of turning LJ back intoa hard working, smash mouth running back.  If not, he'll be dropped more quickly than a hot potato.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:18 am

Why, Cincy, why?

"Potential Pro Bowl Back"? WoW!! Johnson has nothing left in the tank. I am glad to see the Chiefs wash their hands of this clown. It probably should have happened when the new regime came in but i can't blame them for not wanting to take the salary cap hit if at all possible. Everyone is talking about a change of scenery???? KC was that change of scenery this year. Nothing about the Chiefs, other than the shithole players Herm left them with, was the same. All new administration and coachng staff that was willing to wipe the slate clean with him. Go figure as soon as he started losing touches and playing time LJ started being LJ. He is a 30 year old RB that got overused and has hit the wall that most backs seem to hit now. Look at any stat you want to, NO RB has EVER carried the ball more times in a season than LJ did and ever been productive again. He got injured the year after and he has lost his explosion and power. He will toe the line for a bit but he will eventually effect the chemistry in that locker room. If i were a Bengals fan i would not like this move at all.

Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2009 10:04 am

Easy Decision

I disagree with you Freeman. The Cincy locker room is too strong with too many locker room leaders like Carson, Dhani, etc to let this get out of hand. Besides, Lewis has all the cards here. He's getting a potential pro bowl back for cheap; he's already told him he will be a fill-in  foruth string back. If Johnson works hard and does well, it enhances the team.
If it doesn't work out, he's gone, period.
The Bengals will continue to win; this move is a needed insurance policy.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2009 9:42 am

Why, Cincy, why?

Beung a Chiefs fan since they first came to KC I agree with what you say.

I would also love to be fly on the wall in that locker room when LJ and OCHO get going at each other. Cincy was on a good run, the malcontent's had been fixed or sent away now they get a whole new cancer.

I may become a tweet friend of Palmers to see how he feels in a couple of weeks when LJ starts demanding time and the ball over OCHO.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2009 9:42 am

Why, Cincy, why?

There's very little downside to this decision.  Penny pincher or not, this is the same play the team made for Cedric Benson last season.  The fact is you need a bell cow down the stretch.  If something happens to Benson or you want to rest him while his hip gets better, you've got a guy you can give the ball.  Bernard Scott is not that kind of back.  This is a low risk, high reward deal.  It's hard to knock the team for doing this move.

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