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Ochocinco sees “really significant” changes coming in Cincy

Chad Ochocinco, Sheldon Brown

In this week’s edition of The T.Ocho Show, the Ocho of the duo talks about next year.

Receiver Chad Ochocinco says that he’d “love to see” Terrell Owens return to Cincinnati in 2010.  But with this caveat.

“As far as myself, I don’t even know if I’ll be back next year,” Ochocinco said.

He also explained that he believes his days of having influence over personnel moves are over.  Chad realizes that changes are coming to the club, and he likewise understands that the changes will be “really significant.”

And that’s because, currently, the franchise is really insignificant.

Then again, owner Mike Brown has a reputation for judging success by financial performance, not by the pursuit of championships.  Even with multiple blackouts, the tight-belted franchise likely made plenty of money in 2010.

For 2011, the question will be whether Brown is willing to spend the cash necessary to make the on-field improvements that will result in a much better outcome to the campaign.

The latest installment of The T.Ocho Show debuts tonight on Versus, at 10:30 p.m. ET.

 

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26 Responses to “Ochocinco sees “really significant” changes coming in Cincy”
  1. iluvwikileaks says: Dec 21, 2010 4:22 PM

    Versus sucks giving these two bozos their own show. Versus even sucks at hockey. So much that I wish it were back on ESPN.

    Anyway, it was nice having the Steelers beat the crap out of this team twice this season. Next year will be no different:)

  2. myspaceyourface says: Dec 21, 2010 4:26 PM

    Chad has his own show? Wow, what a waste…

  3. realitypolice says: Dec 21, 2010 4:27 PM

    This team will never be consistently good until Brown sells the team and it is bought by someone who understands that to win you need a strong GM and a strong scouting organization.

    Until then, it will be just like the last two years. Occasionally catching lightning in a barrel, then back to the bottom of said barrel.

    And hopefully, if that day ever comes, that new owner will also have the common sense to change those dumpster fire USFL uniforms.

  4. thevillain112 says: Dec 21, 2010 4:30 PM

    Priority #1: New GM

    Priority #2: New O.C. or QB – Everyone wants to blame Brat or Carson. I think the problem is with the combination of the two. One or the other HAS to go. And it’s a lot easier to replace an O.C. than it is a Franchise QB. Just ask Denver and Chicago.

  5. bengalanthony13 says: Dec 21, 2010 4:33 PM

    “For 2011, the question will be whether Brown is willing to spend the cash necessary to make the on-field improvements that will result in a much better outcome to the campaign.”

    It’s not the “on-field inprovements” that are needed–changes need to made with the infrastructure of this franchise. Everyone got an inside look at how the “mom and pop” Bengals team is run in “Hard Knocks”. The Bengals have as talented of a roster as any in the league, they’ve just MASSIVELY underacheieved. Mike Brown needs to start with hiring a capable G.M., adding scouts, building an indoor practice facility and then hiring a new, proven Head Coach and the same kind of Offensive Coordinator. Mr. Brown needs to stop operating his NFL team like its 1973.

    As for “T.Ochocinco”, I think that they both need to go. T.O. was fun to watch this year, but he also made me want to tear my hair out at moments. While he padded Carson and his own stats, I feel he really affected Carson in a negative way. Carson forced balls to him and that caused too many INTs and shying away from the run game which won them the AFC North last year. As for eight-five, buh-bye. As an avid Bengals fan, I’ve often said that he is the most overrated player in the NFL. He’ll make the spectacular catches on the sideline and is fast, but he’s terrible across the middle, dives and/or jumps unnecessarily for every ball and sometimes “freelances” his routes, all while showing up Carson during games. Between the owner, the idiot O-Coordinator and these two head-case receivers, it’s no wonder Carson has struggled.

  6. joerevs300 says: Dec 21, 2010 4:35 PM

    I would say parting ways with a long tenured head coach and your franchise QB would qualify as “really significant” change.

    And Mike, surely you know by know Mike Brown isn’t going to spend one dollar more than he has to in order to field an NFL franchise.

    Which is why the Bengals will have flashes of glory accompanied by another 20 years of underachieving thrown in.

  7. spungy says: Dec 21, 2010 4:36 PM

    Only if Ocho poisons Mike Browns cup. I guess it doesn’t really matter WHO drives the turd mobile.

  8. oldcracker says: Dec 21, 2010 4:36 PM

    That’s why Mike Brown doesn’t need no stinkin’ GM, he has Ocho. Maybe Jerry Jones could use him in Dallas?

    Are we out of popcorn, yet?

  9. jamaltimore says: Dec 21, 2010 4:39 PM

    Wow Chad having a say in personnel decisions? How they won at all is suprising with comments like that.

  10. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 21, 2010 4:47 PM

    Get rid of #85

  11. 1historian says: Dec 21, 2010 4:56 PM

    Cincy is a joke.

    Start from scratch, starting with those uniforms.

    ewwwwww

  12. 1historian says: Dec 21, 2010 5:05 PM

    Mid-season 2006 the Bengals had just beaten Pittsburgh IN Pittsburgh, the Patriots had just lost big-time in New England. The Patriots were coming to town and this was to be the Bengals coming out game – we did some whip-ass on the Patriots and we DEMAND to be taken seriously.

    The Patriots won something like 35-10 and it wasn’t that close. IMO the Bengals have NEVER recovered from that.

    They should just start all over – Paul Brown’s son is in way over his head.

    But as long as the money keeps pouring in why should they really care? Just like the bears with the mcclaskey family.

  13. laxer37 says: Dec 21, 2010 5:09 PM

    Mike Brown has already stated publicly two weeks ago that he is not hiring a GM.

    Thus, the Bengals will never be able to hire an elite head coach, will continue to strikeout in the draft, and will continue to waste money in free agency.

    Merry Christmas Bengals fans!

  14. wallacejay says: Dec 21, 2010 5:47 PM

    Really?

  15. thetooloftools says: Dec 21, 2010 5:56 PM

    This team is a grease fire.

  16. nesuperfan says: Dec 21, 2010 6:14 PM

    “He also explained that he believes his days of having influence over personnel moves are over.”

    Well, go no further: That explains why they suck.

  17. spungy says: Dec 21, 2010 6:37 PM

    “But as long as the money keeps pouring in why should they really care? Just like the bears with the mcclaskey family.”

    Well, the only thing the bastard gets from me is season ticket money. I bring a sealed water into the game and don’t spend a red cent.

  18. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 21, 2010 6:47 PM

    You guys have a way to reach NFL personnel. Tell Mike Brown I’ll run his team for 75k per W(negotiable). I’m willing to bet I know football as well as, if not better than half the guys currently in charge of disastrous teams. I mean he could get a 10 win season for less than a million dollars.

    Make the call guys. It’d make for one hell of a story, and imagine the P.R you guys would get with me telling the world how it wouldn’t have been possible without you, in my first ever televised interview.

    Plus, I’ve been trying to figure out how to break into the NFL for a while now, and this seems like as good a shot as any.

  19. patsfan says: Dec 21, 2010 7:00 PM

    Esiason had it right, “Welcome to our dysfunctional familly” (0n the drafting of Carson Palmer)

    Ocho will look good as a (Randy Moss type deal) Patriot next year.

  20. SteelTown6 says: Dec 21, 2010 7:21 PM

    Dear Mr. Brown,

    Please don’t change a thing.

    Sincerely,

    The rest of the AFC North.

  21. ctown66 says: Dec 21, 2010 7:22 PM

    mr holmgren please please please dont bring chad or T O to cleveland,,,

  22. cliverush says: Dec 21, 2010 8:03 PM

    This idiot has a say in the personnel of the team according to the article. If this is true then this team needs more help than anyone associated with football could give. The entire structure of the organization needs to be changed. TO making personnel decisions, GTFOHeah.

  23. rwjk says: Dec 21, 2010 8:22 PM

    this is the most worthless franchise is the history of professional football. im ashamed to even type this many words in response to anything dealing with the bungals. im going to go wash my hands now

  24. skurdzzz says: Dec 21, 2010 8:31 PM

    oviusly palmer is done. and the defense evaporated over the summer with the run game. sure was fun seeing TO pull up lame.

  25. bengalsown says: Dec 22, 2010 8:11 AM

    oviusly?

    Wow…

  26. abengalfan says: Dec 22, 2010 8:13 AM

    What Chad, the fans etc consider “really significant changes” and what loser Mikey Brown considers significant are 2 totally different concepts.

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