John Clayton's First and 10
7. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati: If rumors of an offseason trade of Chad Johnson aren't extinguished soon, Bengals fans might start to revolt. Clearly, the Bengals couldn't have thought it was going to take just one season to clean up some of the selfishness and behavior in the locker room. Until this year, they brought in a lot of players with questionable character.
Trading Johnson would be a huge mistake. Sure, he's selfish, but he's popular among his teammates and he's fun for the fans. Injuries have forced QB Carson Palmer to work without a legitimate three-receiver offense the first half of the season and his best runner, Rudi Johnson, for a couple games. The Steelers are coming off a tough loss on the road to the Broncos, so they could use a divisional rivalry to refuel their tanks.
I highlighted the extent of Clayton's Steelers analysis. Very comprehensive, I must say. :rolleyes: