HairOnFire Posted October 9, 2007 Report Share Posted October 9, 2007 From Jay Galzer....Bengals bluesOnce again the Bengals embarrassed themselves on Monday night by imploding on national television. It prompted the usually calm Marvin Lewis to lose it on the team after the game, one that saw Chad Johnson throw another fit for all to see. What people didn't see was Johnson's anger behind closed doors during halftime. It was another case of "Chad being Chad."However, for the first time I can remember, "Chad being Chad" is starting to wear off as an excuse on members of the organization. According to sources, Johnson was screaming, ranting and raving at halftime. He again had to be calmed by teammates."It was him bringing attention on himself once again," said one source. "It's ridiculous."Lewis ripped into his players, telling them they need to start playing and practicing with urgency and speed again. In fact, at one point this week in practice guys were lolly-gagging back and forth to the huddle. Lewis drove his golf cart onto the field and ripped into his guys again, imploring them to practice with urgency. The message was simple: let's get back into the habit of playing with discipline and it has to start in practice. However, the one fear in this equation remains Johnson. "I think our guys are going to respond, I really do," said one source. "The problem is that one guy can ruin it if he pulls his ‘Chad being Chad' act if we turn it around. We just can't have it anymore."By the way, at least Johnson admitted this week that he was at fault for running over the safety instead of across his face on the Carson Palmer interception that prompted Johnson's on-field tirade. That too was a first.http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7307318 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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