Tank Johnson says Pacman is "ecstatic" to join Bengals

Though Pacman Jones has yet to make it rain on the dotted line of a contract with the Bengals, all evidence is consistent with our report from Tuesday that he will.

Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer says of Pacman, “I’ll be on him at all times.”  (That quote prompted at least one of you to observe in the comments, “That’s what she said?”)

Defensive tackle Tank Johnson, who knows a thing or two about being cut by the team that drafted him for getting in too much trouble, has spoken to Pacman, and Johnson says that Jones is “ecstatic” about joining the team.

Johnson and Jones were teammates two seasons ago in Dallas.  “I know he’s settled down,” Johnson told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.  “I think you have to
settle down.  I think he would have been dead by now if he didn’t settle
down.  That’s the honest to God truth.”

Johnson also thinks that Cincinnati will be better than Dallas for Jones because, well, Cincinnati isn’t Dallas.  “I think coming into this Bengals family with Coach [Marvin] Lewis and
Coach Zim and the Brown family, that is going to be great for him,” Johnson said.  “I
think Dallas was too much glitz, too much of a wild situation to go
into, but this is definitely a more tame situation.”

Then again, it was tame in Tennessee but Pacman still found trouble.  Multiple times.  The good news is that, even without an NFL job to keep him in the general direction of the straight and narrow, Pacman has managed to stay out of trouble for well over a year.

So maybe he’ll finally turn things around.  One thing we know is that the Bengals are more than willing to take the heat if the experiment turns out worse than Peter Brady’s volcano, which definitely made it rain.

63 responses to “Tank Johnson says Pacman is "ecstatic" to join Bengals

  1. The Bengals… where felons go for their fifth chance to play in the NFL.

  2. It’s probably cause he’s broke and is happy to have a job to fuel his stripper habit.

  3. Pacman Jones joins the Bungles.
    I’m still LMMFAO.
    They deserve each other.

  4. Why does Cincinnati always insist on shooting themselves in the foot?

  5. yeah cause he can actually go party now and say to all the girls hes a foutbal playa

  6. “Tank Johnson says Pacman is “ecstatic” to join Bengals”
    ————————————————
    “One criminal says another criminal is “ecstatic” to join Bengals”

  7. Tank hold a gun on Pacman make him stay shaped up or just put him out of his misery

  8. There could be two reasons:
    1. He is thrilled to join a team with so many thugs like himself … OR
    2. He is thrilled because it was his only option of playing in the NFL.

  9. Oh like coming into town with “Coach Lewis” has done so much to calm other guys down. Seriously. What a stupid move. How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching gig is a mystery.

  10. of course he’s ecstatic….how many criminals who have no other course in life wouldn’t be ecstatic to get paid hundreds of thousands(minimum) of dollars

  11. I hope it all works out for Pacman. Having said that, the last time I saw Mr. Jones play any kind of football was on Pros VS. Joes and he was getting burned left and right. Good luck Cincy.

  12. Tank Johnson says Pacman is “ecstatic” to join Bengals
    ……………………………………
    that endorsment should quiet the skeptics & reassure the Bengals fan base..
    I will go out on a limb & predict an Ed Block Courage award in the future

  13. Good pick up for us. I think he finally understands that this is it for him if he blows it. He’s just as good as Cromartie maybe better

  14. And why wouldn’t he be ‘ecstatic’? Some idiot just refilled his rainmaker for another year.

  15. Ya, this pacman thing will end well. I don’t see the bengals having any issues with him. he is a fine upstanding professional football player

  16. Wow if Dallas is too much glammor and glitz, and Cincy is so tame I would hate to see what the Bengals crime rate would be if they were in a city like Dallas.

  17. Marsha and her friends are hot. the rest of the this story is typical Florio filler

  18. Psi_E06
    How is he as good as Cromartie? He was terrible two years ago when he played for Dallas. Did he get better sitting out a year? His final chance was supposed to be in Dallas and he blew that what makes you think he is smart enough to behave as a Bengal where he is surrounded by players with off the field issues?

  19. downwithdansnyder: “How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching gig is a mystery.”
    Are you serious? Marvin Lewis was just named AP coach of the year in 2009. Maybe that is how he is still coaching in this league.

  20. The guy likes strip clubs…big deal. Yeah he bit a stripper/ bouncer, but he probably spent 20 grand that night. Just sayin.
    Just another young punk that got way too much cash way too soon. Hopefully that’s out of his system and he fails because he gets burned all the time, not because he gets in trouble again.

  21. Cinci has sunk to a new low. I cant wait to watch Pacman try to tackle LeRon McClain

  22. Hey downwithdansnyder–
    Marvin Lewis has a “coaching gig” because he’s made the bengals into a competitive team that has won it’s division twice in seven years, with three other 8-8, borderline playoff years. Have a look at the pre-Marvin Bengals’ record. Maybe that’ll help answer that conundrum for ya there, waterbrain.

  23. LOL at all the people freaking out at the Bengals signing a 3rd or 4th CB. You guys are idiots. They aren’t bringing him in to start.

  24. Thankfully the Bengals now have a two year track record of bringing in troubled players and being able to have them produce on the field and stay out of trouble off the field.
    I’m not happy about this move, but I do trust Marvin and Zimmer. They’ve made it work before and can do it again. I think the guy is a dirt-bag, but I guess that’s the NFL these days…..if the steelers fans have to suck it up and root for their deranged quarterback every Sunday (‘cept the first few), then I guess I can tolerate this pickup.

  25. if pac-man don’t screw this up before sept. i’ll be schocked and if he does somehow manage to be around that long he’ll screw it up before the end of the season.and i’ll add that it’s things like this that send the wrong message to other wanna be thugs in the nfl, it shows you can screw up time & time again and still get a chance somewhere there should be a line drawn by the league that after so many run in’s with the law a player is banned for life no exceptions unless of course they turned out to be innocent. a rule like that will seperate the real players from the thugs.

  26. Well, they may have an opening for the Scrip Club Don since Purify got arrested.

  27. Tank has a new “partner in crime”.
    NoKoolaidCowboy says:
    “Make it rain!”
    Sorry Cowboy, its Cincy. There version of “maiking it rain” is throwing nickels at the crack whores on the corner.

  28. Benson was a GREAT pickup. Tank was a GREAT pickup. Larry Johnson was also a very good pickup. Same as all of the above. If Adam Jones messes up, he is gone. If not, I expect Zim to coach him up and he improve an excellent defense. One injury to Leon Hall or Jonathan Joseph, and all that depth will be needed. Adam Jones, Ghee, David Jones, Trent…I don’t see a down side.

  29. you know what, while all you high horse glass houses and stones commenters go off about jones, realize that this is america, the whole idea is you get to get your shit together no matter how much you screw up. Sam Worthington from avatar was living out of his car at 30 years old, life went nowhere, while he was filming it. people get to turn it around here.
    and honestly, the bengals are a really good fit. not only is it a tame place – and i dont care what florio says, nashville is anything but tame, its one of the best places to party ive been to in the country and i travel alot – and if zimmer is half the coach he looked like he was on hard knocks he will keep the fort down.
    throw that in with a couple of guys on that defense that have turned it around after troubling starts to their careers, (and as we see by this article, Tank is already on the phone with him, and Tank by all accounts got his crap together) and this is the last best hope for the guy. im one of those guys who couldnt care less about the real life of the performers i watch, be it acting, football, mma, whatever, and i am pretty happy that some god given talent just might be salvaged. everyone forgets, but the kid can play. couldnt be a more low risk investment to see if it happens, either.

  30. He has been humbled. Hopefully, he will appreciate the opportunity he took for granted last time around.
    Time will tell, but I for one wish him success.

  31. downwithdansnyder: “How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching gig is a mystery.”
    Do you even watch football? All negative opinions and bitter comments aside, this one comment stands alone as being devoid of any football knowledge.
    Congratulations – you just won the “I’m talking out my a@@” award.

  32. Beezer
    Don’t believe the hype, cromartie has and will always be overrated, he doesn’t tackle and he gets roasted a lot. He’s a 6’3 corner with speed but no heart believe me I’m a Florida State fanatic he got into the league off of hype he was hurt the whole year before he came out, he received a lot of endorsement from another seminole that we all know well in Deion. He had one good year and that’s it just be honest, why else would San Diego let him go its not like they have a lot quality coverage guys

  33. Beezer
    Don’t believe the hype, cromartie has and will always be overrated, he doesn’t tackle and he gets roasted a lot. He’s a 6’3 corner with speed but no heart believe me I’m a Florida State fanatic he got into the league off of hype he was hurt the whole year before he came out, he received a lot of endorsement from another seminole that we all know well in Deion. He had one good year and that’s it just be honest, why else would San Diego let him go its not like they have a lot quality coverage guys

  34. thanks shuffle4steak not only are they perfect but they are a bunch of MF haters.

  35. so who was the #4 defense in the league? atleast i can say that im glad i dont have a Rapist…wait accused rapist… on my team.

  36. “downwithdansnyder says:
    May 5, 2010 10:12 PM
    Oh like coming into town with “Coach Lewis” has done so much to calm other guys down. Seriously. What a stupid move. How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching gig is a mystery.

    It’s because he is black. Getting rid of a black coach, no matter how bad he is will draw lots of criticism from everyone.
    Don’t anyone tell me that if Cam Cameron was coaching the Bengals all those years, he would still be there.

  37. Detroit was highest on his list until he heard about the new scrip club rules. no touch, no lap dance meant no Detroit.

  38. “Though Pacman Jones has yet to make it rain on the dotted line of a contract with the Bengals”
    HEEEEEYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Circle gets the square! Florio you should write for The Office….Simply unparalleled mastery comedic delivery.

  39. Thought this was the COMMENT section not the OPINION section! What a bunch of donkeys you all are…every time you put your greasy little fingers on your keyboards all that shows up is BILE!! Pacman screwed up many times…YES but if Big Ben can still work in this league then Pacman should be afforded the benifet of the doubt! So sad we live in a age that affords so many people to judge. Not only by the media, but by people who have no clue what its like to be put in or brought up in a situation such as Adam Jones! Anyone who can’t show a little compassion in this day and age needs to get a grip! WHO-DEY in 2010 BABY!!!

  40. Thought this was the COMMENT section not the OPINION section! What a bunch of donkeys you all are…every time you put your greasy little fingers on your keyboards all that shows up is BILE!! Pacman screwed up many times…YES but if Big Ben can still work in this league then Pacman should be afforded the benifet of the doubt! So sad we live in a age that affords so many people to judge. Not only by the media, but by people who have no clue what its like to be put in or brought up in a situation such as Adam Jones! Anyone who can’t show a little compassion in this day and age needs to get a grip! WHO-DEY in 2010 BABY!!!

  41. WOW, unimpressive this morning aren’t we. Most recent AP coach of the year is questioned as to why he still has a job? That takes the cake. As does the last reply to it, indicating Marv has a job because he’s black….. right, because Mike Brown has such a pension for firing coaches anyway. Dude, he brought the franchise back from a pile of rubble. Beyond that, he now has more wins than Paul Brown did as a Bengals coach, what else, ah F*ck it, it’s like writing to a wall.

  42. overkil2 says:
    May 6, 2010 9:06 AM
    “downwithdansnyder says:
    May 5, 2010 10:12 PM
    Oh like coming into town with “Coach Lewis” has done so much to calm other guys down. Seriously. What a stupid move. How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching gig is a mystery.

    It’s because he is black. Getting rid of a black coach, no matter how bad he is will draw lots of criticism from everyone.
    Don’t anyone tell me that if Cam Cameron was coaching the Bengals all those years, he would still be there.
    ===================================================
    @downwithdansnyder
    Yeah… the 2009 NFL COACH OF THE YEAR should be fired. Dipshit.
    @overkil2
    You can’t actually be dumb enough to believe that. Can you?

  43. # PittSqueelers says: May 6, 2010 8:07 AM
    “so who was the #4 defense in the league? atleast i can say that im glad i dont have a Rapist…wait accused rapist… on my team.”
    you don’t have a QB either.
    LOL

  44. I think everyone is forgetting one minor detail here…we’ve taken these felons and ‘washouts’ and last time I checked…WE MADE THE PLAYOFFS…any questions? Didn’t think so

  45. Thug, with a thug mentality on a thug team. Yup, fits just nicely!
    Oh, and Marvin Lewis is a mediocre coach… If 8-8 is what you want and first round exits in the playoffs, he’s your man!

  46. Reason number 7,982,579,555 that I am glad I’m not a Bengals fan.

  47. Attention all turds that want to play in the NFL: Your 4 choices are Dallas, NY Jets, Oakland and Cincinnati. These 4 cesspools will take any human garbage.

  48. “# pandemic says: May 5, 2010 9:59 PM
    True or False?
    Mike Zimmer will be paralyzed by November.

    I almost fell outta my damn chair laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. So many clueless people commenting
    For the morons who don’t know why Marvin Lewis has a job:
    Well, the Bengals went undefeated in the AFC North last Year. That’s right, they beat Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland twice each. That’s despite dealing with the death of three people in the Bengals family. Zimmer’s wife Vikki, Chris Henry, and Andrew Whitworth’s wife lost a baby. Their defense was either 4th or 6th overall under Mike Zimmer. They killed the AFC North despite having an unproductive offense. They have made some moves to turn that around in the offseason. They are going to be even better this year.
    Zimmer has brought the defense up from 26th when he got here to 4th or 6th overall. If he thinks he can make Pacman a productive player, he can. He brought in some of the other people you are criticizing, such as Tank Johnson, and Tank had a great year.
    The Bengals also have had very few arrests compared to most of the other teams in the last three years. Most or all of the people who had the arrests from 2000 – 2007 are gone.
    Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, do some research before you post.

  50. We sign him for nothing.
    He tries out and hopes to make the team.
    If he F’s up at ANYTIME hes gone.
    If he sucks hes put on waivers
    If he is good he plays backup providing depth and learns
    Why you guys act like he is starting or like we cant cut him is weird
    I see this as the exact same thing as Tank, Larry Johnson, Ced Ben, B Scott, C Henry.
    We have one the strongest locker rooms in the NFL, our leadership is rock solid, Pacman or whoever isnt gonna do $hit but hope he can play for a team that has a real shot of going past the first round in the playoffs

  51. at least there are not many scrip clubs in the nati..besides he has an incentive based deal with league minimum

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