Originally Posted by Geo
I would say because Lewis is already under contract and he also carries the burden of wearing more than just the head coaching hat. The problem with the Bengals stems from the top.
I wish Carson the best. The sooner they can get rid of that idiot Chad Johnson, the better. He must go imo.
Don't underestimate the effect of Carson being the oldest guy on the offense and having this new influx of younger players, I say. Your stars set the tone for the rest of the team.
So when you have two ridiculously egotistical diva receivers, and you couple that with trying to make shortcuts to success by drafting players with high-end talent by questionable character, it creates a combustible situation that might hit the jackpot if everything can just go right (2005) but blow up in your face otherwise.
But once they finally rid themselves of the lunkhead, the team and the franchise will be Carson's through and through. And that will bode well for the Bengals and their future. It's still tough for them though because no matter what, two of their division rivals in the Steelers and the Ravens will have better front offices for the foreseeable future.
But Cincy had a very good draft this year, I thought. Could easily be a great draft class if guys live up to their potential.
That owner has no clue what their doing, at all, I've been wondering when change would happen but they don't seem to have a clue on how to run things.
Had they taken that deal for Chad he would of already been gone, had one 1st rounder last year, and would of had a top 15 pick this year all for getting rid of a cancer who didn't help the team at all last year.
Yea they played hardball and tough, but where does that leave them? Two 1st was a ridiculously high price and I knew as soon as they turned it down they would regret it.