Apparently, some Als players consider Duron Carter selfish, while others are noticing that one Chad Johnson is basically allowed to do what he wants without any repercussions.
[i]The latter source, a player who shall remain anonymous, said Johnson has displayed a lack of effort, accusing him of not knowing the playbook.
“We’re trying to win here. This isn’t some slap-d— vacation league,? the player said. “Put the best players on the field that want to play.
“One position (receiver) has free reign to do whatever they want and aren’t accountable to anything. It doesn’t matter what they do or how they perform.?
On Tuesday, Higgins again admitted Johnson, the former NFL standout with the Cincinnati Bengals who came out of retirement to play in the Canadian Football League, is treated differently. Higgins compared Johnson to veteran Toronto quarterback Ricky Ray, who has reached an unparalleled status and remains unchallenged at training camp.
But Higgins also was quick to admit, if another player didn’t have Johnson’s credentials — and had caught only four passes — he might not have the same luxury. In other words, he probably would have been benched by now.[/i]
Why the eff is Johnson still in the lineup? He does squat, he’s alienating other players, and if Herb’s anonymous source is to be believed, he doesn’t know the playbook, which is a criticism that Johnson has received at other times in his career. Not knowing the playbook will fly if you produce. But he’s doing nothing at field WR. But I guess he sells tickets, so he has to play? Awful.