Being a Bengals fan, I was as confused as anyone when Pacman Jones was offered a spot with the team (he signed a 2-year deal today). Cincinnati already has first-round picks on the corners in Jonathan Joseph (2006) and Leon Hall (2007). But as Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer
says, you can’t have enough cornerbacks.
He’s not coming in to start, Zimmer told Jones. He has to play with more discipline than he has shown in his career. He won’t put up with anything that hurts the chemistry of a defense that has grown so far so fast.
“He looked me in the eye and shook my hand,” Zimmer says, and in his world of a man’s word, that means a lot. –Geoff Hobson/Bengals.com.
Keep in mind that this is a team that has searched through the NFL’s garbage bin and found Tank Johnson, safety Roy Williams and Chris Crocker, all of whom contributed to a defense that finished 4th in total yards allowed last season. Oh, and they also pulled Cedric Benson off waivers, who finished 8th in rushing yardage in 2009. They’re like the Dollar General of the NFL, and if you don’t believe that, check out all the portly patrons that frequent Paul Brown Stadium. That’s how it goes with the only retail outlet on earth that’s less upscale than Walmart.