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Ochocinco comes close to calling out Carson Palmer

On the same edition of The T.Ocho Show in which Terrell Owens called out quarterback Donovan McNabb (again) for getting tired during Super Bowl XXXIX, Chad Ochocinco seemed to call out quarterback Carson Palmer for their current team’s struggles.

“Right now I’m in an emotional state and don’t want to talk about
anything that has to do with winning. … I’m doing everything I can,” Ochocinco said, via Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.  “I’m
working hard.  I’m studying, I’m evaluating and critiquing myself and I
still don’t know what the [heck] the problem is. . . .

“I keep trying to explain to T and a lot of people out there.  They
always say ‘before you were the Ochocinco/Johnson that guy was
different, he was hungry, like he didn’t care he celebrated.’  The funny
thing about it is, I was in a comfort zone to where I was able to go out
on a limb because I know there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I would
go out there and perform and have the opportunity to make those plays.”

Per Reedy, Owens said he wanted to see the old Ochocinco return.  

“What am I supposed to do?” Chad said.  “What am I supposed to do?  I’m out
there.  I’m on the field.  What do you want me to do?  I’m on the field,
I’m available, I’m wear number 85, I’m out there, I’M OUT THERE.  I’m
going to leave it at that.  There’s nothing I can do but make myself
available.  Period.”

It’s obvious what he’s getting at — primarily since everyone else sees it.  Carson Palmer isn’t the same guy he used to be.  And the only thing that makes him a franchise quarterback at this point is his contract, which likely won’t be honored in 2011.

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52 Responses to “Ochocinco comes close to calling out Carson Palmer”
  1. Black QB White RB says: Nov 3, 2010 8:32 AM

    He almost calls out Palmer, so there’s almost a story here to talk about. But he didn’t, and there isn’t.

  2. DP says: Nov 3, 2010 8:33 AM

    It’s over Chad. You and Palmer or over the hill. Get use to not being relevant anymore. You had your 30 seconds and now it’s bed-time. Bye bye. Take TO with you.

  3. Jack Burton says: Nov 3, 2010 8:34 AM

    TO is making him look insignificant, sux to be him.

  4. Dave9935 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:41 AM

    Ocho Cinco is such an overrated piece of crap. How could anyone call out another player when your the moron on reality TV shows and not focusing on I dont know…WINNING??

  5. jfd117 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:42 AM

    Florio, you sound like a guy who is jealous. After telling the world that you would bench Palmer on your fantasy team in favour of Big Ben, Palmer has completely outperformed Ben and most other QB’s.
    Maybe 85 should worry about running the right route, and not tip balls to the secondary (Tampa game). Then the Bengals would be winning.
    TO’s #’s are near the top of the league. Palmer is top 10. Chad is the problem, as is the running game, O line, OC and head coach.

  6. dabarber says: Nov 3, 2010 8:43 AM

    TO is a better receiver and is getting balls.
    Is that what he is trying to say?

  7. Kaz says: Nov 3, 2010 8:44 AM

    Well look at T.O’s numbers. He isn’t having an issue with Palmer.

  8. joswald says: Nov 3, 2010 8:44 AM

    Why do the Bengals keep this clown around?

  9. TheDPR says: Nov 3, 2010 8:44 AM

    When your QB can’t get the ball deep anymore your deep threat WR is nothing but a decoy.
    It’s as simple as that. Ocho wants the ball? He’s going to have to convince coach to run plays with shorter routes.

  10. DarkHorse81 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:45 AM

    Why is it every one knows Carson Palmer stinks but won’t say it, if that was a wide Receiver stinking up the joint like Carson Palmer say Ochocinco, T.O. Andre Johnson (etc) we all would be overreacting over it but Carson gets to skate by, he is just another U.S.C BUST who never played in adverse situation in college, thus never develop thick enough skin to cut it in the N.F.L, PRO style program my ass.

  11. YourTeamHasLessRings says: Nov 3, 2010 8:48 AM

    Bunglies…love it. Just in time for a visit to the woodshed on Monday night

  12. moreBScrap says: Nov 3, 2010 8:50 AM

    Let the games in Cincy begin. Someone needs to tell these two that winning teams use the word “WE” but losers use the word “I” and from what is see in his comments, Ocho has learned alot from his T.Ocho team member.

  13. slizz says: Nov 3, 2010 8:52 AM

    Carson should’ve got the Tommy John surgery…worst decision of his career.

  14. Wellsee says: Nov 3, 2010 8:52 AM

    “And the only thing that makes him a franchise quarterback at this point is his contract, which likely won’t be honored in 2011.”
    Oh really? Where’s support for that? Before you replace someone, you have to have, you know, someone to replace him with. Obviously the current backups aren’t better than Carson.

  15. ForrestGump says: Nov 3, 2010 8:54 AM

    The Steelers are going to SO kick your ass on MNF.

  16. bertpro says: Nov 3, 2010 8:54 AM

    You may be “out there” Chad, BUT YOUR NEVER OPEN ANYMORE. Try changing your name back to johnson, maybe that would actually inspire you to “perform

  17. Citizen Strange says: Nov 3, 2010 8:56 AM

    Honest to God what a couple of self-absorbed a-holes.

  18. FireJerryJones says: Nov 3, 2010 8:57 AM

    Nobody cares.
    This ranks just behind UFL and a CFL story.

  19. rickah99 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:59 AM

    Sign Moss…queue the Three Stooges theme song!

  20. Cubano says: Nov 3, 2010 9:01 AM

    What I would give to see McNabb traded to Cincinnati!!!!!!

  21. Newguy says: Nov 3, 2010 9:01 AM

    Off our rockers, actin’ crazy
    With the right medication we won’t be lazy
    Doin’ the old folks boogie
    Down on the farm
    Wheelchairs, they was locked arm in arm
    Paired off pacemakers with matchin’ alarms
    Gives us jus’ one more chance
    To spin one more yarn
    And you know that you’re over the hill
    When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill
    Doin’ the old folks boogie
    And boogie we will
    ‘Cause to us the thought’s as good as a thrill
    Back at the home,
    No time is your own,
    Facillities there, they’re all out on loan
    The bank forclose, and your bankruptcy shows
    And your credit creeps to an all-time low
    So you know, that you’re over the hill
    When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill
    Try and get a rise from an atrophied muscle,
    And the nerves in your thigh just quivers and fizzles
    So you know, that you’re over the hill
    When your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill ”
    Little Feat

  22. Brusci is Poncherello says: Nov 3, 2010 9:03 AM

    In a situation like this if i were the coach i would make Haynesworth run till he pukes..

  23. Cullen says: Nov 3, 2010 9:09 AM

    Mark this down, Carson Palmer will not be cut, period end of story. Once Peyton signs his new deal Carsons deal will look like chump change. Besides where else do the Bengals go, Jordan Palmer, Dan Lefevour? NO! They sure as he’ll aren’t going to spend a first round pick on a QB next year. So Palmer isn’t going anywhere.

  24. Cullen says: Nov 3, 2010 9:16 AM

    T.O and Ocho will be gone next year and this will be a better group at WR. The T.Ocho show will combine for the most drops of any starting WR tandem in the league by the end of the year. One positive thing about having a losing record isitmakes beating the Squeelers this Monday night that much sweeter.

  25. JollyRoger says: Nov 3, 2010 9:17 AM

    Ocho has been one of my favorite players, but he needs to get with the program. He’s right if he’s implying that Palmer isn’t getting it done, but he’s been off his game too. Running the wrong route, dropping passes, etc.
    My totally uninformed opinion is that Palmer’s problem is physical. Injuries have messed up his mechanics, and his arm can’t make the throws like it used to. But at least he’s trying, worked out with his receivers in the offseason, and knows that his chance is slipping away.
    Ocho does Dancing with the Stars and has his dating show and the T.Ocho show…he should just focus on winning a super bowl. That would make him much more marketable for all his other extracurriculars.

  26. BasicInstinct says: Nov 3, 2010 9:19 AM

    Wow! I just realized that Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss on the same team with Stafford back would be much scarier than the T. Ocho show. Moss to Detroit.

  27. FumbleNuts says: Nov 3, 2010 9:33 AM

    Go live in the film room, and have a talk with Carson.

  28. riverhorse says: Nov 3, 2010 9:34 AM

    Ocho Cinco is such an overrated piece of crap. How could anyone call out another player when your the moron on reality TV shows and not focusing on I dont know…WINNING??

  29. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Nov 3, 2010 9:44 AM

    He almost calls out Palmer, so there’s almost a story here to talk about. But he didn’t, and there isn’t.
    Cubano says:
    November 3, 2010 9:01 AM
    What I would give to see McNabb traded to Cincinnati!!!!!!
    Must be a Redskins fan, because otherwise it’s an absolutely ridiculous statement. McNabb throws the ball into the ground, and CP sails it over the WR’s head. But at least the coaching staff still wants CP in the game down the stretch.

  30. ncsteeler says: Nov 3, 2010 9:58 AM

    Chad has lost a step and hasn’t figured out that he needs to become a good route runner to compensate. He seems to think he can get open on speed alone. Palmer is not a top ten QB – he’s had one good season in 2005. This year his comp % and rating are #20 and YPA is #24. Not exactly elite QB #’s. He does rank #3 in Att./gm.
    Too bad they don’t play the boys this year.

  31. theroc5156 says: Nov 3, 2010 9:58 AM

    jfd117 says:
    November 3, 2010 8:42 AM
    Florio, you sound like a guy who is jealous. After telling the world that you would bench Palmer on your fantasy team in favour of Big Ben, Palmer has completely outperformed Ben and most other QB’s
    Dude. I am the biggest Bengal fan around and hate the Steelers just as much as the next guy, but it NO WAY has Palmer outperformed Ben. Are you nuts????

  32. mongorama says: Nov 3, 2010 10:00 AM

    I think before Chad declares he’s done everything, he needs to be here for an offseason.
    I think before Carson is put out to pasture, he needs a quality offensive line giving him time.
    Maybe they’re both finished. Maybe they aren’t. However, Carson hasn’t had good protection since the 2006 season, and Chad hasn’t been Chad since he worked year round with Carson.

  33. FinFan6886 says: Nov 3, 2010 10:02 AM

    Carson Palmer is not the QB he once was. He doesn’t seem to have much accuracy any more. Chad Johnson was a much better receiver than “Ochocinco”. He can’t seem to consistently remember what route to run, and he does not get separation like he used to. T.O. is having a good year but he has a few hunred yards worth of drops as well.

  34. fortysixand2 says: Nov 3, 2010 10:04 AM

    Chad Ochocinco is a clown and a parody of his former self. Go back to being Chad Johnson and quit with all the self-serving crap.

  35. Jungle Juice says: Nov 3, 2010 10:11 AM

    He can’t blame Carson. Most of the time when there is miscommunication you can see Ocho or T.O getting schooled on the sideline on how the route should have been run. Then, there’s the drops and failure to win the battle with the CB for contested balls.
    Palmer has been throwing some bad balls but probably not near as many as it appears.
    Chad may have gotten his feelings hurt last week when Carson yelled at him on the field. You could read his lips saying “G_d Da_it Chad! Comon!” That shows some building frustration with a receiver who should be spending more time in the playbook and less time tweeting, reality shows etc.
    Bench him.

  36. 1234 says: Nov 3, 2010 10:26 AM

    Catch the ball when it hits you in the hands, Chad. Been wwway to many drops by you already this year. Those aren’t Palmer’s fault.

  37. Gergie says: Nov 3, 2010 10:36 AM

    I’ve said it before, with TO the Bengals don’t make the playoffs, he’s poison.

  38. Fire Bob Bratkowski says: Nov 3, 2010 10:42 AM

    @ jfd117
    You sir, are a moron.
    Fantasy stats mean nothing, wins mean everything. The Bengals have 2 wins.
    I live in Cincinnati, and I have seen every minute of every Bengals game for the last 15 years. The reason why I divulge this information is to tell you without a shadow of a doubt that Carson Palmer is (but not the only) problem. Chad and his prancing is also a major problem. Our lax coaching staff is a major problem. Our pathetic offensive line, defensive line, lack of pass rush and nonexistant return game is definitely a problem.
    BUT Carson is the quarterback, he leads this team, and right now he is leading this team to a top 5 pick in the 2011 NFL draft.
    Go back to watching Matt Berry stroke Tim Hasselbeck on Sundays because you obviously do not understand the actual game of football.

  39. CaptainObvious says: Nov 3, 2010 10:43 AM

    Just goes to show that last year was a total fluke.
    Nothing but luck, and luck runs out.
    Enjoy your rightful place in the cellar Bungles.
    The universe has regained its sense of balance.

  40. Roxtar10 says: Nov 3, 2010 10:49 AM

    “I’m out there. I’m doing everything I can. I’m tweeting before games. I’m sneaking in tweets during games when I can. I tweet after games. I’m doing interviews. I’m on reality tv. I’m doing commercials. Seriously? What else can I do? Study film? Lead my team mates? Promote the system? Read my playbook? I’m only one man!!!”

  41. blester01 says: Nov 3, 2010 10:50 AM

    Florio, you are a dope. He is calling out his OC. Not Palmer.
    Bratkowski continues to use Chad as bait to take away two defenders to open up TO. That is his role in this offense.

  42. Raiderfankirk says: Nov 3, 2010 11:03 AM

    QB play is the only problem for the Bengals

  43. Woody Paige says: Nov 3, 2010 11:06 AM

    Sucks to be the Bengals, 2 beyond egotistical receivers past their prime, and a quarterback who is a shadow of his former self. Tssk tssk.

  44. BengalsDouche2 says: Nov 3, 2010 11:06 AM

    Yeah he could definitely be calling out quite a few people. The OC, owner/gm, Marvin, Palmer, the o-line, etc. Can’t assume he was focusing on Palmer.

  45. Real Football Fan says: Nov 3, 2010 11:23 AM

    Predictably the crowd in here who generally have their views skewed by what kind of people they like or dont’ like, which usually depends on what a guy looks like or does off the field, can’t be objective. Carson palmer has been on a Boomeresque type downward spiral to his career since before his elbow injury, and it’s only getting worse.
    they won largely last year despite him. He hasn’t made plays in crunch time to win a game since 2006, and he’s only getting worse,. but yes, keep blaming the loudmouth “divas” who any QB in football would die to be throwing to, lol. Most of
    you people who comment here are morons because I see the same commentors say McNabb has been horrible his whole career despite what you’ve seen, yet this guy is fine. Go figure that logic out.

  46. furiousstyles99 says: Nov 3, 2010 11:35 AM

    I’m not a huge Carson Palmer fan, but something is wrong with his arm. His throwing elbow is heavily padded. I was @ the Georgia Dome for his game against the Falcons, and his throws had NO ZIP at all. He’s throwing lollipops out there. To bad they have a runt as the back-up. Can you say 6-10 season.

  47. normcfh says: Nov 3, 2010 12:12 PM

    I’m a lifelong Bengals fan and I can’t stand Ochocinco.
    Yes Carson is on the downside of his career, but who does Chad think he is to even THINK about calling someone out?
    Spend more time at OTA’s and in the film room, and less time trying to get your face on TV…then you’ll be able to criticize someone else.

  48. snarkygurl68 says: Nov 3, 2010 3:01 PM

    I’m not a Bengals fan but I’m highly entertained by Ocho. Sure, he’s trying to make football fun for the fans, but the fact is that those fans that love their Bengals will be more entertained when Cincy puts some W’s on the board. If he played for my team I wouldn’t be nearly as tolerant of his extra curricular activities!
    Chad doesn’t look the same this year as last. Not as much effort from him I don’t think. Quite possibly because the coaches are using him to open T.O. up and keep that diva happy. A happy T.O. = a productive T.O.
    Chad – you Tweet “what am I doing wrong?” Answer – Get your azz into football instead of Hollywood!!

  49. grant44 says: Nov 4, 2010 12:14 PM

    Palmer hasn’t been the same since Kimo rolled on his leg in the playoffs. He whines about hating the Steelers, gets the weapons in TO & Ocho, then is a piece of shiite.
    As Colonel Troutman said to Rambo: “it’s over, Johnny”. I am saying the same to Carson Daly!!

  50. Bious says: Nov 5, 2010 3:06 PM

    Carson is making a run for the most over-rated QB in the NFL now
    He just isnt that good yet for whatever reason, people dismiss his bad games and keep praising him

  51. Bengals1622 says: Nov 5, 2010 6:19 PM

    “Carson Palmer isn’t the same guy he used to be. And the only thing that makes him a franchise quarterback at this point is his contract, which likely won’t be honored in 2011.”
    Child, please…
    Stats from In the first 3 games in October, Palmer had 7 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions for 992 yards. The Bengals scored 73 points. The problem, from a “win” standpoint has been the defense. They’ve stopped no one. 101 yards to Peyton Hillis (CLE)… Tampa scores 10 points in the final 1:26… Atlanta has 4 TD drives of at least 74+ yards/scores 39 points. Defensive line has only 6 sacks in 6 games.
    Palmer has had bad moments… so has Chad. Chad has looked far worse, overall, than Palmer, and Palmer would have had more yards/points if not for several drops, quite a few of them from Chad. The OL has been inconsistent, too. Not saying Palmer doesn’t share the blame, saying that HE is the reason things aren’t going well is a dumb statement.
    Even if they draft a QB to eventually replace Palmer, they won’t cut Palmer next year. Maybe he doesn’t finish the contract, but no way he’s let go for next year.

  52. wrekOgnize says: Nov 6, 2010 1:06 PM

    Ochocinco comes close to calling out Carson Palmer
    Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2010 8:26 AM ET
    You seriously are an idiot. Reach a little further.

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