REALITY. CHECK PLEASE!!!
I’m going to keep this short and sweet; Evelyn Lozada & Chad Johnson, Dysfunction at its finest! Due to this “UNION” and the disbanding of this “UNION” Chad has no job (on the football field or on VH1 or whatever channel their “reality show” is on) and Evelyn well all I will say is this, the way she acts on television is more than likely (99%) who she really is. It’s just like former Minnesota Vikings/Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green said, “They are what we thought they were…” This marriage was so dysfunctional that it even broke the record of shortest and most futile marriage (by at least 20 days) held by Ray J’s ex(The Home film star) and that knuckle head from the New Jersey Nets (As you can see neither of them will get a name shout out on my watch). They were married for approximately 40 days (Pending how fast the divorce takes to complete). Yes, 40 days!
One of my main issues with this situation is how it was all received and subsequently handled by the Miami Dolphins organization. I believe they were for lack of a better word COWARDS. I understand that you may have warned him, you are trying to create a different culture within your organization, and that the situation involves domestic violence. However what I don’t understand/like is the method and/or reasoning. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Johnson was released for his “body of work” since he (Johnson) signed with the team in June. In my experiences when someone uses the phrase “body of work” it is more often than not utilized to depict something positive e.g. Peyton Manning’s’ body of work enabled him to get a boat load of money from the Broncos without even taking a snap, John Doe’s “body of work” speaks for itself and that’s why he got the job, Jane Doe’s “body of work” encompasses all of the things we like within an employee etc. etc. Yet, Mr. Philbin is using that as a negative.
I’m of the opinion that the Dolphins organization RAN away from one of their players and that will not reflect well within the locker room because most if not all NFL players are tighter than ever, ever since the New Orleans Saints Bounty situation. They will protect one another to the very end and do whatever they can to keep things “In-House” and/or under wraps. In fact Dolphins Linebacker Karlos Dansby chimed in after hearing that his organization cut ties with Johnson. He stated, “I hate that we didn’t stand behind him. I know the guys in the locker room would. But the organization felt a totally different way about the situation, and they probably had more information than we know. And they had to do what they had to do.” He understands that cutting him would definitely do more harm than good, but as usual the “suits” know what’s best for THEM I mean everyone, right? Anyway Dansby went on to say, “It’s going to be an even bigger distraction right now, I think, because of the simple fact we let him go. I think if we were going to be with the guy, if he was going to be our guy, we have to stand behind him — even though the situation came about. He didn’t get that third strike.” Of course the Dolphins Organization didn’t like what Dansby said but I am sure they had enough drama for one day and Head Coach Joe Philbin simply said (in reaction to what Dansby stated) “You have a boss, I have a boss.” Pretty much saying I am doing what I am told; but if you are going to be like that who’s to say that the players can trust you will do what’s best for them when it matters most. Congratulations Mr. Philbin you are on the fast track to losing your locker room.