Larry Johnson Gamble Shows Bold New Philosophy from Bengals Management

Posted: 20th November 2009 by John Phythyon in NFL
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A lot has been made of the Cincinnati BengalsÆ decision to sign troubled ex-Chiefs running back Larry Johnson. Monday, columnist Geoff Hobson correctly predicted it will be "debated hotly through the hills and valleys of Bengaldom." á Some see it as a great move, gaining insurance for the playoffs, especially since feature back Cedric Benson is nursing a hip injury. á Others think Cincinnati is introducing a locker-room cancer into a close-knit team, torpedoing what has been a special season thus far. á And some figure it canÆt hurt, because, at a pro-rated league-minimum salary, Johnson costs the Bengals nothing to cut if heÆs a problem. á Lost in all this speculation, though, is what the move says about Bengals management. ItÆs easy enough to talk about Johnson as a h ...

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