XPetey Posted December 10, 2007 Report Share Posted December 10, 2007 I wasn't at the Bengals game yesterday, but after talking to some friends who were down there, I found out Bengals fans were booing Rudi Johnson. That makes me sick. In my opinion it is NEVER right to boo a member of a team you claim to support. What does it do except bring a negative atmosphere to Paul Brown Stadium?I understand where the booing fans are coming from. Rudi Johnson is hurt and has completely underperformed this season. In his absences, Kenny Watson has done surprisingly well, and DeDe Dorsey has shown flashes of being an elusive change of pace back. However, that doesn't mean Rudi doesn't deserve his carries. He's earned them. Only last year he rushed for 1309 yards and 12 TDs. He's fourth on the Bengals' all-time rushing leader board. In 2004 and 2005 he had the best seasons of any Bengals running back EVER. How have Bengals fans so quickly forgotten what he's done for this team?I have no idea whether or not this season for Rudi was a fluke based on injuries or whether he's sliding down the slippery slope many running backs do after years of wear and tear in the NFL. Either way, he deserves much better than to be booed by knee-jerk Bengals fans. Only last year it was probably those same fans chanting "Rudi! Rudi! Rudi!" after every single one of his carries. How quickly they forget.From: www.who-dey-bengals.blogspot.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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