It was only a week or two ago when I was watching an interview with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on ESPN. Aside from being asked about Chad Johnson constantly, the interview also focused on the changes the Bengals were going to make with the way they treated their
Marvin said that without a doubt, things were going to be different in Cincinnati from here on out. With Roger Goodell bringing down the hammer on any player who gets out of line, Lewis said there just wasn’t room to mess around with any players who could become a distraction.
Of course, that was before Ocho Cinco became Oucho Cinco, and now the Bengals are short at wide receiver. You’ll never guess who they’re thinking of bringing back. Here’s a hint, he’s pictured above.
CARSON PALMER WANTS THE OLD CHAD JOHNSON BACK: Arrogant. Flamboyant. Trash-talking. Self-promoting.
Carson Palmer misses the old Ocho Cinco:
The SPRINGFIELD (OH) NEWS-SUN offers a moment of silence for the suddenly subdued Chad Johnson, who’s been pretty quiet this season. But when you’re 2-5 and in the AFC North basement, there isn’t much for Chad to chat about.The Bengals QB is hoping to turn the team around, and get back to the original Johnson: “I like the louder Chad — the more confident (player), talking trash in people’s ears about different things.”
Fellow receiver T.J. Houshmanzadeh isn’t as concerned with Chad clamming up: “I don’t think anything’s wrong with him. We’re not winning. So when you don’t win, everybody’s disappointed. He’s no different.”
But ol’ 85 can still talk it up when he wants to. Just ask Keyshawn.