Originally Posted by BigBen2Ward
Teammates don't respond to a player that uses props to promote himself, and sends Pepto Bismol to an opposing team, and finishes the game with three catches for 37 yards.....they respond to leaders like the Bus who shows up everyday, and work as hard as a player fighting for a roster spot, but delivers on Sundays.
There is no Chad in TEAM....
Yeah, ok...how many games do you think the Bengals would actually win without Chad Johnson?
Teammates respond to a player who works harder than anyone else on the team during practice then sleeps at the stadium the night before a game.
Of course Chad's going to have off-games every now and then, but if you're saying he doesn't deliver on Sunday you're either ignorant or blind. Chad can just stand on the field and deliver by drawing double teams that leave other receivers wide open.
One guy can only do so much. Trash talking is only a bad thing when you can't back it up. Sure, he had a bad day at the browns game, but he also issued a guaranteed win against the Chiefs in 2003 when they were undefeated. Who won that game?
Every team needs a vocal leader.