I say let simpson play. Tell him this could be your last game. Your last chance to show what you're capable of. One last time to do what you love and be free on the field. Make up for the last few years of doubts. Prove that he is worthy of that second round. It would fire him up. I don't think he'd be distracted, it would be an escape from this hellish week that he's been through. I think he lights it up. Besides it would only be a true bengals story if he leaves right before he becomes great.