As I'm sure you've heard by now, Chad Johnson is not only the "Most Interesting Football Player in the World" but is also an aspiring kicker. In what is likely the first time in his career that he's made a game deciding play, Johnson kicked the Bengals' lone extra point in their 7-6 win over the Patriots tonight. Even more impressively, he kicked the 2nd half kickoff 61 yards to the 9-yard line. That's really not much worse than Shayne Graham.
While his antics have worn on me in the past, I must say that through 'Hard Knocks' and Twitter I've grown to like him a lot more. While he's not nearly as funny as he fashions himself to be, he is worth a laugh from time to time, albeit sometimes unintentionally (see Marvin's financial advice). Kicking an extra point made me laugh; it's also useful. I remember the opener against Baltimore in 2007, when the team got the first extra point attempt of the year blocked when Shayne Graham was unavailable. Chad actually looked serviceable as an emergency kicker. And if this is what it takes to let him just play, I'm all for it.
Anybody else have any thoughts from tonight's game?