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Bears' plans should not include Chad Johnson

There are 34 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Bears' plans should not include Chad Johnson. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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J Seville

Vernon Hills, IL

#21 Apr 18, 2008
Concerned wrote:
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No its not okay with me. It is sad and ultimately sucks. You are right to question Urlacher's leadership when he is now following in line with Briggs. I am sure that it was a terrible ordeal for all the fans and other players to endure and now it continues. But, you think that bringing in Chad Johnson with all his nonsense will help the situation? Did you have any idea how miserable he would be and hence the rest of the team would have to suffer? You are right that Chad Johnson is a spectacular talent. However, so was TO so go ask the Philly phans how they feel about him?
T.O. got philly to the NFC championship I believe 3 times, with one Superbowl appearance. He is far worse than chad johnson.
Joe

Edison, NJ

#22 Apr 18, 2008
i all for the trade to but hey who are we gonna trade?
We need are 1st and 2nd picks for OL.
We dont have any players to trade, we could actually trade Hester for him, Rashiid Davis can return kicks just fine, sure we all love Hester but thats are only trade bait.
adam

United States

#23 Apr 18, 2008
An interesting story about Chad Johnson. One of my best friends did an internship in college with the bengals as an assitant athletic trainer. He said that Johnson was the first person to come up to him and introduce himself. He said that Johnson went out of his way to come up and make him feel welcome. My friend thought he was one of the nicest guys on the team. Do you think that Owens, Moss, or pretty much any other superstar would do that. I think Ocho would be a great addition to an anemic offense. He would instantly make Grossman/Orton better, if and ONLY if they find a line to block this year
adam

United States

#24 Apr 18, 2008
Concerned wrote:
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No its not okay with me. It is sad and ultimately sucks. You are right to question Urlacher's leadership when he is now following in line with Briggs. I am sure that it was a terrible ordeal for all the fans and other players to endure and now it continues. But, you think that bringing in Chad Johnson with all his nonsense will help the situation? Did you have any idea how miserable he would be and hence the rest of the team would have to suffer? You are right that Chad Johnson is a spectacular talent. However, so was TO so go ask the Philly phans how they feel about him?
There is nobody even close to being as selfish or cancerous as TO.
Creighton

Evanston, IL

#25 Apr 19, 2008
If I was Chad I would want out of that orginization ASAP, there is no way he will become a Bear, unless we trade Hester and maybe Olsen for him. I do not see that happening, a lot of people are down on Chad, but the guy wants the ball and plays hard, and comes to practice. His problem is not with being a bad person, his problem is with his current orginization and Palmer, he hates being there. If he where to become a bear I am sure Olin would keep him in line in the locker room. Olin has a nack for keeping people in line, if they piss him off he just hits them real hard with a heavy metal object.
Dan Martin

Fredericksburg, VA

#26 Apr 19, 2008
It doesn't matter whether we would sign him or not...we can't block anyone, and no one could throw it to him anyway...this season is going to be a disaster and Lovie, Angelo and Phillips should all be fired. No one can explain a fall from grace so fast....the management team has exercised the worst judgment in terms of personnel, coaches, assistant coaches, quarterback, running back, etc. etc.
Chad not Johnson

Hinsdale, IL

#27 Apr 20, 2008
Yes lets not get a star receiver cause he might want the ball to much is that what the article is about??? That is crap bears don't have a top 75 receiver and there is a chance to get a difference maker on offense and we shouldn't even think about it cause he might be too demanding? IDIOT please stop writing bears articles! What would Romo be without TO? What would Eli be minus Plaxico? What would clevlands QB be without Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow?

Almost all good young QB's have great targets but your saying it would be stupid for the Bears to consider getting a good reciever! I haven't seen a good WR on the bears my whole life and I am 23! I am not saying go out and give everything for him just saying we should look into it and be active if the asking price is affordable.
Ron

Oak Forest, IL

#28 Apr 20, 2008
Man you are crazy. Chad is needed by any team that resemble the Bears. We don't have any receivers man. Futhermore our quarterbacks are so bad let's hope a real receiver will be able to catch most of those stupid throws! Get the deal done, I don't know about you but I want the bears to win more than 5 or 6 games.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#29 Apr 20, 2008
John wrote:
Mr.Haugh, are you kiddin me, Chad Johnson would be great with the bears, the only reason he's being the way he is with the Bengles is because he wants to be on a team that has a chance to win a superbowl, Have you ever played the sport or have u been one of those nerdy kids who gets A's all throught school and complains about the football players and how much money they get? And for the locker room thing maybe the bears need someone like that to come in and say "Give me the ball and I'll take you to the promise land" I think it would be great to have Ocho Cinco on the team is the best reciver out there by the numbers and him and hester would make a great team together, The bears need someone to come in and shake things up and get into peoples faces if their not doin there job..And for your comment on Johnson looking for a payday, you havnt heard anything the guy says cause he has said it many times that he just wants to be on a team that has a chance to win the big games, and i cant see where else the Chi-Town, and he has 4 yrs left on his contract, so that means we have 3 yrs left to get him a new deal and if it dont work out then it dont, Angelo needs to take a chance with him to make up for his bust in benson, So, please Mr.Haugh get your facts right before you try to put someonme down, esdpically a start like Johnson
"The only reason he acted like that is because he wants to be on team that can go to the Super bowl."

And you see the Bears in that position? The Bengals and Bears had the same record last year and the Bears do not look like they will improve on that record next year. Your reasoning is laughable and you contradict yourself numerous times. You're not very bright and are in no position to be criticizing anyone. Nice spelling and grammar too. Ever hear of a proofread?
Getty Lee

United States

#30 Apr 20, 2008
David are you nuts! He is all talk right now because he wants out of Cinci. Up until the last couple months, everyone has loved and respected him. His talent is off the charts and we would be lucky to get him. Devin and Chad lining up would make even me look good at Q.B.!!
Steve

Lincolnshire, IL

#31 Apr 21, 2008
Who needs a top 10 receiver? Certainly not the Bears. We have Mark Bradley. Recommitting to the running game?!?!?! When have we had a running game to recommitt to? Who are you going to give the bal lto to run the ball? IF you can't pass the ball in the NFL, you can not run the ball. Give me Johnson in a heartbeat over anything that is out there. Oh, never mind, we would rather pay Urlachaer, our leader of a defense that ranked in the bottom 3rd in most defensive categories, more money. We would rather listen to Urlacher moan and complain but the idea of a real WR coming to the Bears is out of the question because he would want the ball thrown to him. Reead what you write and you might find it as dumb as we do.
B Rows

Sycamore, IL

#32 Apr 26, 2008
I disagree with anyone who thinks the Bears would not get a LOT better by getting Chad. You're really sitting there trying to convince me that because a guy has a big ego and wants money, that a team should not want that player. In a league like the NFL where you are entertaining millions, you should want a guy like Chad. I don't understand the media's (or society's) negativity towards athletes who want money. Who are we to judge?
Chad Johnson's numbers speak for themselves. His off field behavior is spotless. Sure he wants money, I mean, who doesn't. Honestly. He would be under contract for 4 years, which would give the Bears plenty of time to figure everything out. By then, we will hopefully have seen some progress from a quarterback. Remember how important Chad Johnson was in bringing the Bengals out of nowhere about 5 years ago? They had nobody, and he still turned into a superstar. If we address some offensive line issues today in the draft and add a player of Chad Johnson's caliber, the Bears have suddenly turned into a Superbowl contender once again.
His swagger would be perfect for the Bears, Chicago fans would eat it up (which means more $), and most importantly, we'd have great chances going into a 2008-09 season in a weak NFC conference.
I've never posted on one of these things, so I'll step off my soapbox now. I really think the Bears are making a huge mistake if they don't at least take a shot at landing Chad in a trade.
B Rows

Sycamore, IL

#33 Apr 26, 2008
Also, I didn't mention this. Chad is outspoken mostly because He Wants to Win! I capitalize it because of how obvious it is to anyone who watches. Someone like TO is concerned with personal stats - that is not Chad Johnson, though. To compare Chad to TO is evident of the media's spin on the Chad Johnson saga. It's silly if you can't see through all that.
Chad is Bad

Bowling Green, KY

#34 May 3, 2008
To the fans of Chicago...You can have him! Hell I'll through in a roll of duct tape free of charge! This guy loves to hear himself talk most of the time. I live in the Cincinnati area and for days and weeks on end we have to listen to him rant about being here. I agree with most of you who called him a cancer...he is. I know the Bears have a WAY better chance on getting to the Super Bowl with our without Chad Johnson but if you get him and you don't get there you will be hearing the same crap in your media about him wanting out. Maybe he should go play in Canada or the Arean leagues

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