Contrary to popular belief, A.J. Green did not wait until Jalen Ramsey’s shove in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon to go off the deep end. He’s known for a while that what passes for a hot streak in Cincinnati is crumbling underneath him, and now he can’t do anything about it except to rage at the heavens … and at Ramsey’s neck and head.
Two weeks into the season, it was just Green’s words. Now it’s his probably suspendable act. Put together, they state the obvious the Bengals have one of the NFL’s most electric players, and they’re draining the life out of him.
The team on Monday drew nearly a thousand spectators as they held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Strip to kick off the construction of their new 65,000-seat domed stadium.
Among those in attendance were NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners Robert Kraft, Stan Kroenke and Dean Spanos. A number of former Raiders players, including Howie Long, Fred Biletnikoff, Jim Plunkett, Tom Flores and Cliff Branch, also made an appearance.
The event, which kicked off at 5 p.m. PT, also featured a tribute to the 58 victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting and recognized Las Vegas law enforcement and first responders for their efforts.
“It will be seen around the world as a reflection of the spirit of Las Vegas: a resilient city on the rise,” Goodell said, via NFL Media. “This is a very significant day in the franchise’s storied history and a tangible symbol of the team’s future in Las Vegas.”