From yahoo's Michael Silver comes this not surprising in the least bit article about Denzel Washington talking some sense into Chad's ear. The way I see this, and maybe I'm wrong but whatever just go with it, is that Chad is still so young at heart and mind that he probably only takes advice from fictitious role models. Now I'm not saying Denzel isn't a role model as a real person, but I don't know the first thing about his real life. Chad probably only knows him as Frank Lucas and whoever else he has played over the years. When I was a youngin', if Splinter had sat down next to me at a basketball game and told me to eat my vegetables and stop being such a whiny little brat then I would have followed his orders no questions asked. Well I probably would have asked him how he rose up out of the blue fames in TNMT 2, but after that I would have been a model kid. The same goes for Chad, Denzel tells him to stop with all the nonsense and Chad pulls a 180. Then again, for all we know Chad thinks Denzel is actually Coach Boone from Remember The Titans and whatever Denzel was saying to him all Chad heard was this speech.
Coach Boone: We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and I will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let's go to work.
Or Chad was deathly afraid that Denzel would blow his head off in the middle of Harlem in front of a whole sidewalk of people with no remorse before going back to eating his breakfast 50 feet away. One way or the other Denzel's little pep talk with Chad apparently did a lot more good than anything Marvin has ever said to him. The Bengals should create a 3-D hologram of Denzel to talk to Chad on the sidelines and during emotional halftime meltdowns.
And along this same vein, if can we get Fat Albert or Butterbean or whoever HippopataSmith admires to get him to take less money and be on time for training camp the Bengals will be in business.