Cincinnati Bengals – As the World Turns
“Stupid is as Stupid Does“. Perhaps Forrest Gump was talking about the Bengals’ Wide Receivers when he uttered that memorable phrase.
In this case Chris Henry is Stupid and the lastest in a long line of “Does” is more troubling than some of his past misadventures. Mainly his transgressions have involved alcohol and driving violations, and things of that nature. This time, however, he’s accused of some violence. He allegedly hit a 18-year old in the face and busted out his window with a beer bottle. Despite missing half the season due to his string of arrests (four in a little over a year) he had 21 receptions for 343 yards and a pair of score. In 2006, despite all of the distractions, he had 9 TDs. He has the ability to be one of the top receivers in the game, he just refuses to grow up. He’s not doing Rich Rodgriguez, his coach at West Virginia, any favors in the Family Values department.
UPDATE: While Chris Henry has his share of misdeeds, he seemed to be turning his life around. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends after his tragic passing.
Then you have Chad Johnson or Ocho Cinco or whatever you want to call him these days. I prefer Cry Baby. You get paid to play football. A lot. A whole lot. He wants to get out of the losing situation that is Cincinnati. He’s got to do what’s best for him. That’s all fine and dandy, but what he fails to see is that he’s part of the problem. He has time and time again put himself ahead of his team. His on-field actions are a distraction. Would I take his actions over a Chris Henry? Naturally, but he’s a distraction nonetheless. Cincinnati looked like it was ready to turn the corner and become a powerhouse following it’s 11-5 2005 season. However, they regressed with an 8-8 season in 2006 and a 7-9 season last year. When you’re 15-16 over the past two years, why is Ocho talking so much anyway? Why is he wearing Future Hall of Fame jackets and planning his endzone celebrations?
All I have to say is Thank Goodenss for T.J. Houshmandzadeh.