“The World’s Not Going to Stop”

Leave it to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to put it all in some perspective. After losing his wife Vikki earlier this season, no one in the Bengals organization is more qualified to speak in the aftermath of Chris Henry’s untimely death.

“I don’t think anyone knows how to deal with it. Like I told somebody, the world’s not going to stop. That’s how it was with me,” he said. “That’s the one thing I learned from this whole deal. The world ain’t stopping. People still get up and go to work. Everyone’s got to deal with different issues and unfortunately we’re dealing with this

The Bengals head to San Diego this weekend, coming off an embarrassingly sloppy loss to the Minnesota Vikings. What they needed most this week was to build focus and consistency in order to overcome the stupid penalties that killed them against the Vikings.

Obviously, that’s not going to happen — Henry’s death ends any hope of a focused week. Now, the question is, can the Bengals channel the emotion into action, and do what they did earlier this year when they responded to tragedy with a victory at Baltimore? Yeah, I know: football talk, now? But we have no choice. The world doesn’t stop. As much as I’d like it to.


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  • Chip Hunter

    Andre Caldwell strikes again on the west coast! If he doesn’t fumble the ball (again) I truly believe that we score a touchdown and run out the clock in the process (at least get a field goal AND run out the clock). I still don’t understand why Zimmer called a blitz with 12 secs. Force them to throw to the middle of the field as I don’t believe they could have downed the ball in time…Still proud of the way they played, but they need to step up next week against a lower team and crush them not this play to their level bullshit! If they don’t we might lose out on the division.

  • http://stripehype.com David

    Still too many penalties, too many weird play calls, too many FGs instead of TDs in the red zone. At this rate, they’ll end up 9-7.