Carson May Be Missings Some of His Dogs

That high-powered Bengals offense looks like it's still going to be without the services of Rudi Johnson. More importantly, Ocho Cinco's ankle is keeping him out of practice, possibly leaving T.J. Douchemandzadeh as Carson Palmer's primary target.

Marvin Lewis was getting lauded for sticking with Kenny Watson and the ground game even when trailing in the second half last week against the Jets. You know what else works against the Jets? Everything.

Much as I admire and hope for the continuation of the Bengals' renewed sense of commitment to the run, especially against the Steelers' D, I'd like to see as much out of Tomlin and Arians as well.

The Steelers will be missing Aaron Smith and likely Ryan Clark as well, meaning Anthony Smith will likely get the start. I've wondered why Smith hasn't yet been given the starting job. With the hits he lays on receivers, he certainly draws the most notice. It would be interesting to know whether the coaches have some misgivings about his coverage skills.

As for another, more all-time team worthy safety, here's that old chestnut from 2004 where Troy totally owns his fellow Trojan. It really never gets old.

Update: Chad Johnson participated in full practice Friday and is listed as probable. Aw, nutbunnies.

1 comment:

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

I wonder if they display that picture at the "Carson Palmer Cornhole Classic."