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CantStop85
01-11-2008, 12:30 PM
McNabb also just might have another playmaker or two at his disposal. It's conceivable that the Eagles will try to orchestrate a trade for Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson, who broke his own Bengals record with 1,440 receiving yards this season. Johnson turned 30 years old Wednesday and is coming off his sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season, although it is widely believed that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is the one spreading the word that Johnson is tradeable.

Even so, the Bengals are in desperate need of defensive help, and the Eagles have players they could package for Johnson.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20080111_Falcons_GM_search_draws_a_big_crowd.html

tony hipchest
01-11-2008, 12:41 PM
d mac and beau jangles would be an excellent tandem.

as well as the eagles draft, manage the cap, and sign their free agents, this almost seems like a move they cant afford not to make.

chad isnt helping the bungles and tj is inches away from a hold out. youd almost think the bengals couldnt afford to not trade him. with that being said, i think they keep him with the thought that if hes twice as good as deion branch he should command twice as much return in a trade.

ShutDown24
01-11-2008, 12:44 PM
They didn't learn from TO? I think it would be a good move but something in the back of my head says mistake. You can get receivers with about the same talent level of Johnson for a lot less $. If I was the Eagles I would go after Fittzgerald before I made a move for Chad.

tony hipchest
01-11-2008, 01:32 PM
You can get receivers with about the same talent level of Johnson for a lot less $. .

where does this cheap pro bowl wr tree grow, and why havent the steelers found it?

lilyoder6
01-11-2008, 01:48 PM
yea true... i would like to find some of those small salaries

revefsreleets
01-11-2008, 06:32 PM
The difference between McNabb and Palmer is that Carson's a ***** and lets Chad yell at him and treat him like a bitch. McNabb would knock the gold teef right out of CJ's head when he started in on his baby act.

PisnNapalm
01-11-2008, 06:38 PM
I think the Eagles will consider anyone who can reliably catch the football and stretch the field.

They also need a tight end in the worst way.

verks36
01-11-2008, 06:48 PM
If they can get a trade i think it will benefit the Bengals alot more. They already have 2 great WRs with TJ and Chris Henery (who is a more than capable #2). I feel if the eagles offer some good D players and some draft picks I think the bengals would pounce on that trade. Chad aint getting any younger

STEELtownHAVOX
01-11-2008, 07:15 PM
Chad Johnson-WR-Bengals Jan. 11 - 4:58 pm et

Chad Johnson said on ESPN's Mike and Mike show Friday that he feels he was mistreated by the Bengals' organization last season.
"I was labeled selfish and a cancer, and it hurt," he said. "Fingers were pointed at me this year. If the team and the organization wants to further itself, I think you need to get rid of the problem. It hurt me. To do me that way and not to have my back. Things were said, and nobody came to my defense." That's pretty close to a trade demand. The situation between Johnson and the Bengals is set up to get ugly this offseason.
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

sounds like chad is ready to move on. do i blame him? nope.

Atlanta Dan
01-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result - after T.O I cannot imagine Reid taking on another diva who is not as talented and at least as crazy

PisnNapalm
01-11-2008, 07:41 PM
Philly needs a WR in the worst way. TO seems to be working out in Dallas. Ya know what...? If Philly had ponied up some money TO would probably still be wearing the green.

SteelCityMan786
01-11-2008, 08:09 PM
.... and still eating away at the team and the quarterback in the locker room??

Chad would do the same.

lilyoder6
01-11-2008, 08:20 PM
philly does need some talent at wr... i was suprised they didn't resign tallworth this last yr

stillers4me
01-11-2008, 10:02 PM
Looks like there's some rumble in the jungle......

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=6588

Offseason rumbles
By GEOFF HOBSON
January 11, 2008


Updated: 8:20 p.m.
The Bengals look to be heading into a week of change and controversy in the wake of another Chad Johnson incident.

With indications that the Bengals are getting ready to hire a defensive coordinator (looking more and more like Mike Zimmer), Johnson fired what looked to be a trade salvo.

Speaking on ESPN's "Mike and Mike Show," Johnson elaborated on his 2007 frustrations and indicated the team should "get rid of" him.

"Fingers were pointed at me this year," he said. "If the team and the organization wants to further itself, I think you need to get rid of the problem. To do me that way and not to have my back. Things were said, and nobody came to my defense."

Johnson couldn't be reached for comment Friday. Drew Rosenhaus, his agent, said, "I have no comment on or off the record about Chad's situation with the team."

Johnson, who turned 30 Wednesday, has surfaced in the 12 days since the season ended in stories that say he feels underpaid and under loved.

He's telling some people he'll never play for the Bengals again and Philadelphia fans already think he's tradeable and headed to the Eagles.

On Friday he went public on ESPN Radio.

"The general sense is there were things said. I was told I was a cancer to my team," Johnson said. "There were the trade runors and all that and nobody came to my defense. I didn't say anything. I went out there, put up my numbers, did what I needed to do and (people say) I'm a distraction.

"If I'm a cancer, we as a team need to get chemo," he said. "If I'm a problem, it needs to be dealt with."

Both Bengals president Mike Brown and head coach Marvin Lewis denied a trade story attributed to ESPN and reporter Chris Mortensen said no Bengals official mentioned a trade.

"He isn't going anywhere," Brown said of Johnson in a November interview. "Chad Johnson is a tremendous football player. We're glad he's here. He's an integral part of what we do."

As far as Johnson being a distraction, Brown said, " "I know this. I'm really happy he's here playing for us."

Those close to Johnson say his ire is aimed at a coaching staff and media that he feels ganged up on him and gave him an unfair large share of the blame when struggles ensued this past season.

But the Bengals appear to be sticking to their guns. They aren't going to rip up his contact for a third time since 2003 and they don't feel the salary cap hit that would be ignited by a trade is affordable. In April of '06, with four years left on his deal, Johnson signed an extension worth more than $6 million per year that can keep him here through 2011.

While that looks to be at a stalemate, the defensive coordinator spot looks to be heading to the front burner and Zimmer remains the leading name, according to an industry source outside of the Bengals and Cincinnati.

Zimmer, the Falcons' first-year defensive coordinator, figures to keep the Bengals in a 4-3 even though he helped the Cowboys to an' 06 playoff berth in a 3-4.

fansince'76
01-11-2008, 10:06 PM
TO seems to be working out in Dallas. Ya know what...? If Philly had ponied up some money TO would probably still be wearing the green.

T.O. was working out great in Philly as well, until the Eagles lost the SB and then took a major slide the following year. If Romo screws up in the playoffs, T.O. will call him out in the press about it. Look at Dallas' recent loss to Philly - T.O. very loudly accused Jessica Simpson's presence at the game for Romo's bad outing. If Dallas ends up short of winning it all (and I have a feeling they will, because I still think they'd lose to either the Colts or Pats), T.O. will make an assclown of himself again. The guy can't help it.

stillers4me
01-12-2008, 08:31 AM
It always amazes how Chad always twists things around to put all the attention, one way or another back on himself. It's all about Chad.

HometownGal
01-12-2008, 10:42 AM
"Fingers were pointed at me this year," he said. "If the team and the organization wants to further itself, I think you need to get rid of the problem. To do me that way and not to have my back. Things were said, and nobody came to my defense."


Yep - there were a lot of fingers pointed at you, Chad. :flipoff::upyours::countdown:fingers:

Here ya go oh toofless wonder. . . .:crying01::crying01::crying01:

http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/large/waaaambulance-23284.jpg

Stlrs4Life
01-12-2008, 01:29 PM
I think it would be good for both teams if this trade was to happen. Except for the unlucky Eagle that has to go to Cincy.

CantStop85
01-12-2008, 01:33 PM
Chad just never quite gets it.

Elvis
01-12-2008, 04:38 PM
Obviously the Eagles Never Learned Their Lesson
with T.O.
:jammin:

ShutDown24
01-12-2008, 05:52 PM
Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result - after T.O I cannot imagine Reid taking on another diva who is not as talented and at least as crazy

I agree.

msafford
01-12-2008, 06:33 PM
I think the Eagles will consider anyone who can reliably catch the football and stretch the field.

They also need a tight end in the worst way.

I heard Brady* is looking for a nice tight end as well! :wink02:

Preacher
01-12-2008, 06:45 PM
I really wonder what team will want to pay a lot of money and a first round pick for a plus 30 year old trouble-maker who simple disappears down the stretch.

Rhee Rhee
01-12-2008, 07:22 PM
i dont think chad is nearly as crazy/stupid as T.O... givve him a chance with donovan mcnabb and he will shine..

STEELtownHAVOX
01-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Source: www.rotoworld.com

Looks like Ocho Cinco isn't going anywhere.


Chad Johnson-WR- Bengals Jan. 16 - 11:57 am et


Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that the team will not trade Chad Johnson during the offseason.

At the press conference to announce new defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Johnson's status with the team was the prevailing subject. "He felt he was unduly chastized, ridiculed, we defended him then," Lewis said. "He is a Cincinnati Bengal for quite a while." Johnson hasn't formally demanded a trade, but did hint at doing so in a Mike and Mike interview last week.
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer