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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby eagles21 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:18 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:
SniperShot wrote:Wouldn't he be blatantly violating any contract he has with the Bengals by skipping mandatory workouts? It's one thing to say this stuff in April but if he actually skips everything he'll run the risk of screwing up his NFL career. Who wants to sign a crybaby anyway? I can't believe other skins fans want this guy. Please no.


Talent talks. Teams will sign somebody with the star power and talent that he has thinking they can fix the product. You just have to hope it turns out like Moss in NE or TO in Dallas. They (at least temporarily) fixed the bad enough to survive and that's the chance you take with any player like that.


Very true. And with that said, I hope the Eagles get him. Lead us to the Superbowl Chad!!! :-b
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby joelamosobadiah » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:25 pm

eagles21 wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:
SniperShot wrote:Wouldn't he be blatantly violating any contract he has with the Bengals by skipping mandatory workouts? It's one thing to say this stuff in April but if he actually skips everything he'll run the risk of screwing up his NFL career. Who wants to sign a crybaby anyway? I can't believe other skins fans want this guy. Please no.


Talent talks. Teams will sign somebody with the star power and talent that he has thinking they can fix the product. You just have to hope it turns out like Moss in NE or TO in Dallas. They (at least temporarily) fixed the bad enough to survive and that's the chance you take with any player like that.


Very true. And with that said, I hope the Eagles get him. Lead us to the Superbowl Chad!!! :-b


You know what would be funny. Is if they did that and then he screwed them like TO did. :-B
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby eagles21 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:47 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:You know what would be funny. Is if they did that and then he screwed them like TO did. :-B


And then goes to Dallas, stops with the obnoxious TD celebrations, and acts like an angel. :-b
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby joelamosobadiah » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:01 pm

eagles21 wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:You know what would be funny. Is if they did that and then he screwed them like TO did. :-B


And then goes to Dallas, stops with the obnoxious TD celebrations, and acts like an angel. :-b


Exactly. :-D I am counting on the Eagles to keep us with a steady stream of disgruntled superstar WR's. :-b
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby Metroid » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:19 am

He ain't going anywhere...at least not yet. He will be a Bungle this year or he will be at home on his couch on Sundays. I just can't see the front office in Cincy caving for this guy.
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:40 pm

Based on the history of loudmouth attention whores who don't live up to their claims I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him make some empty reason/excuse for his words and show up at camp. Especially if it would end up costing him his cha-ching.
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby aaawall91 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:10 am

I wouldn't be surprised at all if he showed up to camp, all season long he has been talking about how its "the business chad" and how he is doing whats best for him and his family. I can't imagine how he could justify sitting out a year completely and not getting any money via NFL Directly (not sure about endorsement contracts) rather than playing and making money.
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby petedog9 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:25 pm

I have never liked the Bungles but I just became a BIG Marvin Lewis fan.... Good for you Coach Lewis!!!

Lewis says Chad Johnson should keep his word and sit out

By JOE KAY - AP Sports Writer

2008-04-22 17:05


CINCINNATI (AP) -The Bengals are calling Chad Johnson's bluff.

Tired of the receiver's posturing for a trade, coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that Johnson should keep his word and sit out the season - the strongest comment yet from an organization that is reluctant to let him go.

The Bengals also turned down Washington's offer of two high-round draft picks for Johnson, who had hoped to be traded before the draft this weekend. The move indicated that Johnson will be staying in Cincinnati, like it or not.

Lewis also said that linebacker David Pollack is leaning toward retirement. The former first-round draft pick broke a bone in his neck while making a tackle during the 2006 season and went through months of difficult healing and rehabilitation.

Pollack's decision isn't a surprise. He has said all along that he doubted he would return if there was a chance he could injure his neck again.

Lewis was pointed in his comments about Johnson. The Pro Bowl receiver has been disgruntled since the middle of last season, when his look-at-me antics came under criticism.

He became the epitome of Cincinnati's 7-9 season when he sniped at quarterback Carson Palmer during a loss to New England. Johnson ran the wrong route on a pass play, resulting in a game-turning interception. He initially blamed Palmer for the problem.

Since the end of last season, Johnson has been lobbying for a trade even though he agreed to a long-term deal with the Bengals two years ago. Johnson's contract would pay him $3 million next season and extends through 2010, with a club option for 2011.

Although Johnson stopped talking to reporters in Cincinnati, he has done numerous national interviews during which he threatened to sit out the season if he's not traded. Lewis responded Tuesday by saying he should follow through with his threat.

``I've stated our case with Chad,'' Lewis said. ``He has a contract through 2011. He's stated without an opportunity to go to a different team and a new contract, he wasn't going to play. I think he's a man of his word and says he's not going to play, so don't play.''

On Tuesday morning, Lewis said the Bengals hadn't received a trade offer for Johnson. Later in the day, the club released a statement saying it had turned down an offer from Washington, which was willing to give up its first-round pick and a conditional third-round pick next year.

The club has been consistent in saying it won't trade the Pro Bowl receiver, who became the franchise leader in career catches and yards last season. He caught 93 passes for a team-record 1,440 yards.

Other teams have traded away stars when they started becoming divisive. Bengals owner Mike Brown has a history of refusing to give in to player demands. When running back Corey Dillon tried to force the team to trade him in 2003, the Bengals waited until after the season to send him to New England.

In that case, it was more about getting rid of a player they no longer needed - Rudi Johnson had emerged as the starter - than it was about satisfying Dillon.

The Bengals need Johnson in the short-term. No. 3 receiver Chris Henry was released after yet another arrest earlier this month, leaving the Bengals with little depth at the position. They might take a receiver high in the draft this weekend.

Johnson didn't return a phone message Tuesday. Last week, when Palmer told reporters that Johnson had assured him he would show up for mandatory team activities, the receiver took issue with him.

On Tuesday, Palmer declined to discuss it further.

``I take it with a grain of salt,'' said Palmer, who is working out with the team in Cincinnati. ``I've moved on and I'm over it. I'm not really going to comment on it much more.''

Asked if the two could get along if Johnson stays, Palmer said, ``I've always been a forgiving guy, and I hope he's here because he's a good player, and I hope to see him here.''

It's been an eventful month for the Bengals. Besides getting rid of Henry, they had linebacker Odell Thurman reinstated by the NFL on Monday. Thurman was suspended for the last two seasons after skipping a drug test and getting arrested for drunken driving.

Lewis said Thurman still must prove he can stay out of trouble.

``There's an opportunity, possibly, if we want, to keep him on the football team and have the opportunity for him to compete for a roster spot,'' Lewis said. ``He's got to do things the right way constantly. That still remains to be seen, whether he can handle that kind of scrutiny day-in and day-out.''

Pollack, a first-round pick out of Georgia in 2005, hurt his neck in the second game of the 2006 season. He had surgery and has made a full recovery from the injury, but doesn't want to take the risk of hurting the neck again.

Lewis talked to Pollack earlier this month to get an idea of his plans.

``David has expressed to me: Where he's headed is retirement,'' Lewis said. ``He is not completely comfortable (with) where he is medically.
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby Pjluva10 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:22 pm

petedog9 wrote:I have never liked the Bungles but I just became a BIG Marvin Lewis fan.... Good for you Coach Lewis!!!

Lewis says Chad Johnson should keep his word and sit out


Amen to that I read that article this morning and ate it up. I would love them to pull an Eagles and have him come to play and not let him. whenever something like this always comes up I have always dogged them for complaining about making millions.
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Re: Ocho Cinco no go

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:44 pm

I think it is funny that Marv called Chad's bluff.

What I find unfair about the NFL is a franchise can just release a player like Alexander today who is under contract but a player like Chad can't release himself from the same contract or force a trade. :-? I know the reasons why but it seems like the Franchise is breaching a contract when they release a player but the player has no clout to find a team where he is happy.
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