Chad Johnson's next stop: Dawg Pound?

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CLEVELAND -- Chad Johnson kicked off his touchdown-celebration tour Monday night on Cincinnati's sideline, where the Bengals outlandish wide receiver slipped a faux gold Hall of Fame blazer over his shoulder pads.
Canton, he's predicting, will be a final destination.
Until then, next stop: The Dawg Pound.
"I hope I get in there," Johnson said in preparation of Cincinnati's visit on Sunday to Cleveland. "They can give me some popcorn -- throw some beers at me -- whatever they want to do. I'm going to jump in the Dawg Pound."
It remains to be seen if anyone will be sitting there.
Even the most die-hard Browns fled early from last week's season-opening 34-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a humiliating defeat that prompted Cleveland general manager Phil Savage to trade starting quarterback Charlie Frye to Seattle two days later.
The Browns, just 18-39 at home since their 1999 expansion return, are fumbling and bumbling once again.
And now that Frye has been jettisoned, the Browns will start Derek Anderson, their former No. 2 QB who failed to win the starter's job in training camp and was inserted to replace a rattled Frye in the first half last week.
Anderson's future under center could last one play, one quarter or a few games. He'll stay in as long as he's healthy and as long as he's not throwing passes to the opposition. That's when rookie Brady Quinn will get the call from coach Romeo Crennel.
Cleveland fans are already clamoring and chanting for Quinn, Notre Dame's departed star, who could make his regular-season debut against the Bengals.
"There's always a chance a guy can play," Crennel said. "He's only one play away from being in the game."
Expecting, well, at least hoping, to be competitive this season, the Browns barely put up a fight while being pulverized by the Steelers, who capitalized on early turnovers and generous field position to win their eighth straight over Cleveland.
Now, here come the Bengals, licking their lips after getting six turnovers and beating the Baltimore Ravens 27-20 in their opener.
On paper, it doesn't look good for the brown-and-orange against their black-and-orange Ohio brethren.
"We're probably going to have to play the best games of our lives," Crennel said.
There's some confidence, huh?
For Cleveland to have any chance, the Browns, beaten 30-0 by the Bengals last season at home, must do a better job on pass defense after allowing Ben Roethlisberger to throw four touchdowns passes a week ago. Two of those scores came on broken coverage by Cleveland's secondary.
The Browns' No. 1 priority will be trying to contain No. 85, the affable Johnson who, in addition to leaping into the stands, could make a significant jump in the Bengals' record books.
Johnson, whose early Hall of Fame resume includes leading the AFC in receiving yards the past four years, needs 81 yards to tie Isaac Curtis' career club mark (7,101). But although he's on the brink of making team history, Johnson has bigger goals in mind for himself and the Bengals.
"It doesn't mean much," said Johnson, downplaying the significance of catching the speedy Curtis, who also wore 85. "I respect all records that I do achieve. It says a lot about what I've accomplished, what I've worked for since I was young.
"But my focus right now from this point on in my career is getting a ring. That's it. I could care less about the numbers right now. I've done all I can do. My goal coming in here was to get to the Pro Bowl. I've been there. My goal behind that was break a couple of records, set my name in the foundation of this organization. I've done that. My goal now is getting to Arizona (site of this season's Super Bowl), period. That's it. And I will do it by all means necessary."
Johnson has enjoyed modest success against the Browns, scoring six TDs in 12 career games. Cleveland has been able to contain him largely because of cornerback Leigh Bodden, who Johnson calls a friend and "one of the best cover corners in the NFL."
I cant wait to see this.

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Lone Eagle

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This would be interesting. I grew up in the days when the Ickey Shuffle was all the rage but this guy Johnson has raised the bar far higher than those innocent times. :p
 
#5
Well he always has to "one-up" every time he scores a touchdown. I just want to see what the fans are going to do! Although, the Browns may be pretty peeved as well. Who knows, maybe they'll actually play well.
 

Lone Eagle

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#6
Yeah this could actually motivate the Browns to stop CJ from scoring at all costs and have them play well. Last I checked the Bengals were ahead 7-0 but I don't know if Chad scored.
 
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Chad scored but it was in the other endzone and he seemed to forget which endzne was the DawgPound. At half time the Browns actually are ahead 27-21. The Bengals Defence has been pretty bad this game.

EDIT

Chad just scored again and it was in the ight endzone. He hoped up in the DawgPound to be greted with a beerbath and a flury of middle fingers and "Fuck You!"s

And as I was typing that the Browns scored again. The score is 41-31 Browns.
 

Lone Eagle

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Forget Chad Johnson! The story here is journeyman QB Derek Anderson tossed 4 TDs against the Bengals!!! I guess that the Browns were motivated after all. Right now Browns lead the Bengals 34-31!!! :scared:
 

Swiftstrike

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Chad scored but it was in the other endzone and he seemed to forget which endzne was the DawgPound. At half time the Browns actually are ahead 27-21. The Bengals Defence has been pretty bad this game.

EDIT

Chad just scored again and it was in the ight endzone. He hoped up in the DawgPound to be greted with a beerbath and a flury of middle fingers and "Fuck You!"s

And as I was typing that the Browns scored again. The score is 41-31 Browns.
Actually from what I saw most of the fans accepted him and patted him on the back. He talked with many of them before the game started the guy that dowsed him with beer wasnt one of them.
 
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