On Friday, when news broke that the Seahawks would be cutting receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, former Bengals teammate Chad Ochocinco took to Twitter to make his case for T.J.’s return to Cincinnati. Chad said he’d be “lobbying heavy” foe the Bengals to bring T.J. back, and that Chad’s past successes came in large part from playing with Houshmandzadeh.
Houshmandzadeh instead signed a one-year deal for the 10-year veteran minimum with the Bengals’ arch rivals in Baltimore.
In the wake of the news, the usually loquacious Ochocinco has said nothing about it on his Twitter page. Not a word.
But he has been completely silent. He has addressed the large portions at Buca di Beppo, an Italian restaurant chain in which no self-respecting Italian would ever be caught alive, dead, or not-quite-dead in the trunk of Ray Liotta’s Pontiac. And Chad has invited his 1.2 million followers to check out the new Snoop Dogg coffee cups at 7-11.
But he has said nothing about Houshmandzadeh joining the Ravens. We think it’s safe to assume that Chad isn’t happy about it, and that he has decided that it’s not in his best interests to bare his soul on the issue via Twitter or otherwise.
It’s a smart approach, albeit boring.