4. Two bottom-feeders squared off in Cincy when the Bengals took on the Chiefs. Of course you remember the column I wrote last year about the Brothers Johnson — Larry and Chad — and how they were undermining the Brothers Coaches — Marvin and Herm.
It doesn't pay to build your team around professional assclowns. It works great at the circus. But it will cost you your job in the NFL.
Well, it sounds like Marvin Lewis might survive in Cincinnati. Carson Palmer missed most of the season, giving Marvin an out. Herm Edwards isn't so lucky. He was blessed with a season-ending injury to Brodie Croyle and the Chiefs still finished 2-14.
To his credit, Edwards was never a Larry Johnson fan. He tried to prevent the Chiefs from giving Johnson a big contract. Fired-general manager Carl Peterson ignored the warning. Whatever, the Brothers Johnson will likely be spreading locker-room cancers to new cities next season.