The Chad

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Chad Johnson supposedly punched his coach in the face...I heard that rumor but never saw anyone really back it up till now.
     
  2. AnthonyE

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    Woah, crazy.
     
  3. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I've never thought much of Chad Johnson. For as long as he's been around the NFL I've read posts on this board and previous versions of the official board claiming that he's not a problem and that he's not another T.O. Somehow his antics always seem to be characterized as just him being "fun" and asserting his personality (or some such BS).

    Chad is what he is and that is a walking life support system for an ego just like T.O. He's one of those extremely talented players that I'd pass on every single time he became available. By the time he gets his head right and grows up he'll be within a few years of retirement and just wanting to secure his "legacy".
     
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    Agreed.
     
  5. Double Barrel

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    I've never cared for the guy. While I've always recognized his amazing football talents, his big mouth and look-at-me showboating was always indicative of deeper issues, IMO. And now, it looks like my take was right all along. Dude is a lockerroom cancer, and even worse when taking swings at well respected coaches.

    Give me a workaholic, and quiet, AJ or Marvin Harrison any day over these field clowns. I don't care how good you are, if your attitude stinks, you are a detriment to the team.
     
  6. drewmar74

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    I used to subscribe to that theory up until about 2 years ago. Now I've swung to the other side of the fence. He talks too much, most certainly is not clutch (good, yes. clutch, no.), and the whole post touchdown antic thing is a bit tired.

    Take all that and combine it with his latent azzholery at the Pro Bowl and the reports that he punched his HC.... well, I'm thinking that he belongs on our All-Psycho Team.
     
  7. Double Barrel

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    A self-professed Hall of Famer should have the ability of self-restraint...

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    HoustonFrog Dallas Frog

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    I went with the Chad was "fun" stuff too. At the time he never seemed to be showing up anyone and it seemed more of just what he could pull off. I never felt teammates thought bad of him or that he was a cancer.

    After this past year and his attitude lately...I disagree with myself. I still don't see him as TO but he definitely is making things bad on himself.
     


  9. TheRealJoker

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    His antics are just a classic example of:

    1) Winning = fun and charismatic

    2) Losing = Headcase and locker room cancer
     
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    What turned me is less the sideline routines and more of the campaigning while at the Pro Bowl for a trade. You just don't say that you'd "love to play for [insert team name here]" when you're under contract for the next few years.

    They did an interview at the PB with Chad and TJ Houshmazilly and you could feel the tension between the two. You got the impression that TJ wanted to crack him between the eyes.
     
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    Ocho: "Its all taken care of now, nothing to see here."

    Lewis: " I was supposed to line up the hand towels a certain way...i'm sorry Chad...I deserve it."
     
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    I found that display to be a bit unprofessional, as well.
     
  13. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    If I were in charge of the Bengals, I'd trade him to Al Davis for as much as I could garner. CJ thinks he hates playing for a losing team now? LOL.
     
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    I like it. The sad but funny thing is, Davis would make the trade.
     

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