Ochocinco claims that the Bengals are bringing in JaMarcus Russell

OCNN strikes again.

Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, who launched the Ocho Cinco News Network last year as part of a brilliant personal marketing campaign, has dropped a very strong hint regarding the next destination of former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

Ochocinco says to Russell, “I’ll see you at minicamp” and then, “Oops, did I just leak that info?”  (Which is dangerously close to, “Did I do that?” . . . which makes us think that Chad perhaps should be doing the Urkel on Dancing with the Stars.)

In response, ESPN’s Adam Schefter claims that the Bengals and others have called Russell, but that “there are no plans for him to be at any minicamps now.”

If the Bengals sign Russell, it fits with their M.O. of finding bargains.  Though the Bengals have a franchise quarterback in Carson Palmer, some think that an elbow injury that plagued him in 2008 was still bothering him in 2009.

106 responses to “Ochocinco claims that the Bengals are bringing in JaMarcus Russell

  1. Is he going to have a wet t-shirt contest with that sow they brought in last year?

  2. Makes sense. Ochostinko doesn’t care if the Bengals win games (they don’t) he just cares that he’s the biggest reject in the NFL.

  3. the he can change his last name to staypuftmarshmallowman. and the best news is he wont have to buy any of his old jerseys back.

  4. Maybe JaMarcus was just playing dead to get away from the Raiders? If not God help us!

  5. Just when I thought JaMarcus would up & disappear like a fart in the wind
    The Bengals team IQ continues to drop

  6. As a Raider fan for 35 years, I watched all the Raider games that Russell played in. Didn’t the Bengels?

  7. of course they’re bringing him in. Didn’t you hear about the competition on the Defensive Line this offseason?

  8. Cereal Blogger says:
    The Bengals team IQ continues to drop
    **********
    Amen to that, bro. Couldn’t have said it better.

  9. Al Davis’ buffet’s come intravenously. Go out via a catheter. Where John Herrera and the rest of the “Executive Staff” package the Kool-Aid.

  10. Florio sayin things to get comments. I’m sure this one will get at least 100. Russell WOULD NOT be replacing Carson… he would be replacing O’Sullivan. Sheesh. Carson in a down year had better stats than JR could ever dream of.

  11. He’d be an upgrade from the Carson Palmer.
    Carson Palmer is the biggest joke in the NFL.
    If he’s not losing games and choking, he’s getting injured.

  12. I actually heard a little bit about this, the Bengals are trying to use a new “gimmick” formation this season called Wild Fat. Its gonna be the new trend, I think Jared Lorenzen’s phone just rang.

  13. JaMarcus Russell read this and spit out the gravy he was drinking.
    ‘Cincinatti? Really?’

  14. How many franchise QB’s go games with less than 200 yards passing. He even had games with less than 100 YARDS!! He had a top running back and some pretty decent WR’s. Carson Palmer is the most overrated QB in the league. Even more so than Eli!

  15. at 2am this morning OchoCinco tweeted that he couldnt sleep cuz he was so f-ing lonely. stop your michael jackson nfl act and grow up man.

  16. If I’m Marv Lewis I’m about ready to jump of a goddamn bridge. Could that owner bring in any more headaches for the head coach?
    Who’s next? Lawrence Taylor?

  17. atleast give the raiders credit for emptying their dumpster. the bengals just keep taking everybody elses trash. like that simpsons episode when homer is the garbage man. they can just move the bengals a mile down the road when this all goes to shit.
    al cortez
    haha

  18. They have a good back-up in J.T. O’Sullivan (California boy like Carson) so th person he would replace is the 3rd string QB and brother of Carson Palmer. Not sure how well Carson would take his brother being cut for Russell.

  19. Too bad, a few years ago I actually respected the Bengals. Not going to be a fun year for Bengal fans.

  20. Carson Palmer has led plenty of “elway esque” drives,the biggest joke is you don’t really watch him play.

  21. Bengals going back to being the Bungals. Pacman and Jamarcus? Does jamarcus play TE or DE??

  22. Or MAYBE Chad knew that a comment like that would get him in the headlines again. You have to admire Chad’s ability to self promote.

  23. Just like T.O was supposed to be signed by the bengals…Chad you have great sources on OCNN.

  24. Jamarcus on the cheap in a backup role is fine by me. After last year, I’m starting to trust the personnel guys on these “risky” players the Bengals are picking up. Benson and Tank both took it to the AFCN last season, so give us your garbage….we’ll recycle another division sweep.

  25. yeah they need to improve Palmer’s pass protection
    Bengals offensive line
    run blocking – good
    pass blocking – meh

  26. Werent the Bengals trying to clean up their image?
    First Pacman Jones, now Russell?
    It wasnt Russell that beat u guys last year, it was Gradkowski. You went after the wrong one!

  27. This is just Chad looking for hits on his site, twitter, whatever…
    Something tells me that if the Bengals put out a feeler, they’re not running to the OCNN to let him know about it. Reeks of self promotion here…

  28. After he got stuffed by the Jets, isn’t his name Chad “I suck therefore I am” Johnson again? Maybe Chad should be worried about the end of his career more than his tweets since he is nothing more than a memory in the actual NFL.

  29. I KNEW that they’d look at him. It’s actually not a bad move if they did. They’d get him cheap, they need a decent backup QB (which, IMO, Russell would be even though he was a shitty starter), and they just stack their roster with even more former first rounders.

  30. Do you think this rumored JaMarcus move has anything at all with the fact that Lewis and some other Bengals coaches are jumping out of that plane tomorrow?
    Add in the PacMan signing and you’ve got three strong clues that Lewis is losing his mind.

  31. Russell is an immature kid who still has all the talent in the world. Chances are the kid didn’t have or didn’t know his father growing up. He was given millions of dollars & thrown to a joke of an organization in Oakland. Russell could flourish under the wing of a player-friendly coach like Marvin Lewis & I can’t stand the Bengals. I still remember the Jamarcus Russell who tore apart the SEC & Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl a few years back. The talent is definitely there, now he needs to grow up & wake up before it’s too late. I hope this kid gets a fresh start.

  32. @ “Chad,
    Darrele Revis called. He said you’re still not open.”
    Thanks for making me spit out my coffee. That’s the best best i’ve ever seen.

  33. Meanwhile while everybody panned the Bengals for picking up Benson he came to a team with an average o line at best and was one of the better backs in the league. Hope this is true, even if you hate Russell you have to admit he is an upgrade from O’Sullivan or the other Palmer.

  34. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: May 11, 2010 4:17 PM
    He’d be an upgrade from the Carson Palmer.
    Carson Palmer is the biggest joke in the NFL.
    If he’s not losing games and choking, he’s getting injured.
    ————————————————-
    Yet again you prove yourself to be a complete and total idiot. It seems every single post I have read of yours on this site, is ill informed and full of crap. Obviously your just as stupid as those who report for the media outlets your dumb enough to name yourself after. There isn’t a QB in the NFL Russell would be an upgrade over. Get a grip, man!!

  35. Rumors gained some credence when a large tractor trailer from a California moving company pulled up to the Bengals practice facility today.
    The truck containing Russell’s furniture and belongings isn’t expected until later in the week.

  36. Panda_Claus says:
    May 11, 2010 5:19 PM
    Do you think this rumored JaMarcus move has anything at all with the fact that Lewis and some other Bengals coaches are jumping out of that plane tomorrow?
    Add in the PacMan signing and you’ve got three strong clues that Lewis is losing his mind.
    __________________________________
    They’ll be jumping out of the plane without their chutes!
    HaHaHaHaHa

  37. Ha ha ha, Krappy – you got ignored again!
    Krappy, we all know you’re dying to have someone respond to your posts, like over at Jerry’s blog.
    But obviously life here is much different for you and its gotta be driving your old wrinkled rear end crazy!
    And to think – you managed to get YOURSELF kicked off Jerry’s blog!
    Man, the irony here is just too good to be true!

  38. Chad Johnson is such a moron, dude does nothing else but sit around and think about how he can get people to pay attention to him. The Russell signing is a disgrace, Jamarcus doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. I guess the Bengals are diversifying from just thugs to straight lazy, fat players who don’t want to be in the NFL. They deserve each other I guess.

  39. As a Bengals fan, this makes me sick.
    …Although he would be a step up from Jordan Palmer…

  40. “Where’s the strip club with the biggest buffet?”
    That will be Russell’s first question upon arrival in Cincinnati. The second question will be:
    “Where can I get a good bowl of chili?”

  41. Persona says:
    May 11, 2010 3:58 PM
    Makes sense. Ochostinko doesn’t care if the Bengals win games (they don’t) he just cares that he’s the biggest reject in the NFL.
    =========
    Are you that daft?

  42. Ocho Stinko is getting old and simply working on
    his next gig after the NFL. Speaking of that, the
    only attribute Russell has is a strong arm. An old
    Ocho Stinko, no other real speed on the team…
    what the heck would Russell bring?
    Oh wait, we have Hollywood Casino, Grand Vic
    Casino, Belterra Casino. Yes, Russell would help
    the local economy! More buffet workers!
    Mike Brown…never thinking of himself…just
    trying to kick-start the local economy.

  43. Does Cincinnati have McDee’s?? Hope they have more than one. Good lucky Cinncy if you bring that loser in.

  44. Al Davis’ buffet’s comes intravenously. Goes out via a catheter. Where John Herrera and the rest of the “Executive Staff” strain & package the Kool-Aid.

  45. JaJunk to Cincy ! Unbelievable, even your personell guys cannot be that dumb ! That is 280Ibs of lard. Not a football brain cell in that head ! I use to like Ochocinco but if he endorses that move then he is as stupied as a box of rocks. Signed ,a Raider fan

  46. This site is riddled with assclowns
    …and the “Crowned Prince” is EverybodyGotAIDS
    that’s right Vox has been userped.

  47. Persona says:
    May 11, 2010 3:58 PM
    Makes sense. Ochostinko doesn’t care if the Bengals win games (they don’t)
    Umm. They made the playoffs last year, so they do win games. If you want to say they “W”on’t instead of “D”on’t, then that makes sense. But as of now…they were a playoff team last year…so they do win games. I doubt they will win a lot this year…but that is beside the point.

  48. “PittsburghSteelerz says:
    May 11, 2010 4:10 PM
    Odd, being that he’s not a criminal.”
    Hey, maybe if he’d raped a few women he’d fit in at Pissburgh. You dirtbags can use a starter for a few weeks.

  49. OCNN has put up enough false rumours for his site to be confused with Pro Football Talk.

  50. Wouldn’t shock me as the Bengals are trying to break a record for douchebags on one team
    Why they would want a no-talent, lazy, hated QB is beyond me

  51. Just got a call Taped call from Tom Cable, touting the upcoming season and directing me to a Ticket Representative.
    LMAO!!!!!

  52. If Carson fails to move the ball in the air again this year, he is washed up.
    His faults:
    1) Worries constantly about getting hit. Gets happy feet and dumps ball off when no pressure. Unwilling to take a hit to make a big play.
    2) Locks onto Chad or primary receiver and never looks off the DBs. Very slow to move to check down to alternate receivers. Doesn’t find the open receiver, based on the defensive play unless the play called was perfect.
    3) Audibles to run plays only. Will not audible to a pass.
    4) Inaccurate passes put receivers in jeopardy of getting hurt. Eventually they quit trying for him.
    5) Run fake is below average. Does not freeze safeties.
    6) Accuracy degraded as season went along, causing speculation that previously torn and unrepaired elbow tendon was not fully healed. Worry it is still not healed. Watch for Carson to be on a pitch count in training count – if so, it will tell that coaches believe he can’t handle the load.
    In Carson’s defense:
    1) Bad play calling by OC. Team does not put WR in motion to help QB see what defense is and who is covering whom (and create coverage mismatches or coverage errors) by the DBs. Bengals put WR in motion to hit point of attack in running game. WR motion is a tip off that the play will be a run.
    2) Weak supporting cast; receivers had hands of stone last year and dropped a lot of passes. Carson lost confidense in most of the receivers last year.
    3) Busted thumb affected handoffs and run fakes.
    4) Specific personnel in game reveal play ahead of time (unbalanced line, Leonard or Scott in game on 3rd down run play, etc.).

  53. “whodey says:
    May 11, 2010 9:25 PM
    Russell could be our 3rd TE”
    Mike Brown wants him at DL.

  54. Does that mean they will be moving training camp to the Wafflehouse parking lot?

  55. This is further proof that the old saying is true…
    “One man’s trash is another man’s Cincinnati Bengal”

  56. # Chiefs2010 says: May 11, 2010 5:06 PM
    Chad,
    Darrele Revis called. He said you’re still not open.
    obviously i’m a bengals fan but that is hilarious

  57. Jerry McDonald crowd,
    I have been banned from Jerry’s blog. I am not sure what I said to get this ban, and Jon and Jerry will not return my e-mails to explain what caused me to get banned, but I assure you I shall return!
    Love,
    Dakota

  58. Wow – great news. Steelers lost to Cincy last year and we needed some help with them…

  59. # shaggytoodle says: May 11, 2010 4:17 PM
    I actually heard a little bit about this, the Bengals are trying to use a new “gimmick” formation this season called Wild Fat. Its gonna be the new trend, I think Jared Lorenzen’s phone just rang.
    —————————————————–
    Literally took the words out of the mouth 21hrs too soon.

  60. Dakota,
    The Raiders PR people run that blog.
    I think they are getting rid of Al Davis critics over there.
    This is the ticket selling season. lol.

  61. On a more serious note, this is why it is a bad idea:
    I’ll use Pacman Jones as a comparison.
    Pacman had a little too much hubris going on and he was essentially taken down a peg or two. He realized that either a) he wanted to play in the NFL or b) he needed to play ($$) in the NFL – so he cleaned up his act and is now marching to the NFL beat.
    How do we know this? Because of all the little things he is saying/doing. The usual little ‘athlete-speak’ that guys who are marching to the beat say;
    “Just happy to be here”
    “Working on being a part of the team”
    “Happy to get another shot”
    or reporters saying he
    “Looks fit in camp”
    “Covering well”
    blah blah blah
    What does it really mean?
    “I’m hungry, I’ve leaned my lesson and gonna do what I have to – no more BS”
    Jamarcus was handed $39 mil. by the Raiders.
    When he was cut he said he was “…going home to rest” (you can insert whatever joke you want at this point – “Rest from…the buffet line? Craps table? Champagne room?”)
    He didn’t say he was headed to work out in the gym or off to throw balls to WR’s at his old school or ANYTHING TO INDICATE HE STILL WANTED TO PLAY.
    For whatever reason, if you read between the lines (without any nastiness or judgement here) Jamarcus doesn’t seem to want to play football. Plain and simple. Maybe he needs a year off away from the game to see if he is willing to dedicate himself, I dunno.
    Bottom line is that guys in the locker room will look approvingly at a guy like Pacman made some mistakes but is working hard for his second shot – and will work with him.
    Guys will not be so happy sitting next to the $39 million dollar man, who thinks he should get more than the league minimum and isn’t quite sure about how devoted to the game he is.

  62. Great move if they bring him in. Black coach(you just don’t know how far this goes), stable offensive system, great QB to study under, high profile star in Ocho to take the heat off him. Next to no pressure to perform as anything other than a backup. This could end really well.
    I’m gonna laugh at people when this cat winds up being a serviceable NFL player.

  63. I’m gonna laugh at people when this cat winds up being a serviceable NFL player.
    ——————————————-
    LOL!!! Not gonna happen, ever!

  64. i dont know if this is a good idea for Russell the stripes on the jersey might make him look fat 😉

  65. Everyone getting all bent out of shape about the Bengals signing a third-string QB to replace Carson’s crappy little brother Jordan Palmer. As crappy as JaMarcus Russell is, I bet he’s better than Jordan Palmer. Might be better than the Bengals’ crappy No. 2 QB, JT O’Sullivan as well.
    Nah, probably not. Bengals would probably sign Russell as the No. 3 QB if they sign him. But go ahead and behave as if this were big news.

  66. Too bad, a few years ago I actually respected the Bengals. Not going to be a fun year for Bengal fans
    Based on……… What? How horribly the experiment went last year? Yea, good logic. Beyond that, he didn’t sign, this is speculation from a guy that likes to have fun with his twitter account, nothing more, Cincy fan, quit freaking out, D-bags, who is it that you root for again? Unless it’s the Jets Colts Chargers Vikings Saints etc then keep your ugly pie holes shut, you have no room to talk.

  67. I would have to see a major league change in Russell’s overall attitude regarding playing at a pro level before I’d sign him to anything more than working concessions. Still, he’d come cheap if the Bengals decided to take a chance. Maybe his failure in Oakland woke him up a bit. Maybe.
    It seems ironic that Russell who accomplished as close to next-to-nothing over three seasons with the Raiders is already being looked at by any team. To do what?

  68. There are meetings held every year for rookies to advise them on how to handle the money they will be getting pain and to continue prepare for life after pro-football. There are eduactional outlets within the NFL to help players with post-football employment and the like.
    Ironic, isn’t it, that brand new Titan Myron Rolle sank so low in the draft just because he got a jump on preparing for his life after football. This guy accepts a Rhodes Scholarship(one of the most prestigious scholarships on the planet) to prepare for becoming a neuro-surgeon after his playing days are over. All of those teams who then began to question his commitment to the NFL as a player just because he put off entering the draft for one year. Does anyone understand the previous commitment to his education that landed him a Rhodes Scholarship? Or the commitment he will have to have in order to become a neuro-surgeon which involves among other things doing surgery on the brain itself? This guy was and is all about commitment and intellect which I have no doubt he will demonstrate well for the Titans. He is going to make a lot of those teams who passed on him for bettering/preparing himself for one year regret it big time.
    Ted Bruschi stated on tv that if he had had the chance to be a Rhodes Scholar at the exspence of one year in the NFL he would have jumped at the opportunity. Tedy couldn’t understand how what Rolle did should have caused a problem regarding the draft.
    Myron Rolle will also be a player who will never show up on a police blotter or in clubs putting the hit on college girls or shooting himself in the leg or juicing up.
    I am a Giants fan to my blue core but this is one non-Giant player for whom I will be rooting for as long as he plays. He has class and a ton of commitment, and and the kind of positive image the NFL could sorely used right now.
    So when I read that the Bengals are already looking, perhaps, at a loser like Russell it makes me want to gag. Here is a guy who can’t even spell commitment and didn’t like to study his playbook and was picked # 1 overall when he was drafted.
    While Rolle paid the price via his draft number for taking advantage of a Rhodes Scholarship.
    What a world!

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