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Ochocinco expected to sit out again

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Chad Ochocinco’s loud run in Cincinnati could be ending with a whimper.

After Ocho missed practice Wednesday, Kevin Goheen of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote that the receiver was likely to miss the season finale in Baltimore.  Before last week, Ochocinco only missed three games since 2001.

We haven’t heard much from Ochocinco since he got upset that Marvin Lewis jokingly called him “mopey.”   (Which proves Lewis’ point. Florio reported that Ochocinco wants to stay in Cincinnati.   Lewis expects to find out his fate by next Tuesday.

It’s sounding unlikely that either man will be back with the Bengals, but Lewis sounds like the bigger longshot.

UPDATE: Ochocinco revealed Thursday he is out this week.  He won’t travel with the team for the game.

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20 Responses to “Ochocinco expected to sit out again”
  1. donterrelli says: Dec 30, 2010 10:44 AM

    I’ll predict a Carson Palmer to Washington, too.

  2. donterrelli says: Dec 30, 2010 10:44 AM

    or Seattle with Carroll

  3. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 30, 2010 10:55 AM

    You’re wrong. Lewis prolly actually has the better shot b/w him and Chad.

  4. turbodog1027 says: Dec 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    SO WHAT

  5. yankees5775 says: Dec 30, 2010 11:11 AM

    I predict Carson Palmer stays in Cincinnati. Ocho, T.O., Marvin Lewis and possibly Offensive Coordinator Bob Bratkowski will be gone. Can’t wait to see how Palmer plays in his first full season without loudmouth, me-first recievers who constantly freelance and run their own routes. Just look at Palmer’s performance against Sand Diego last week with young recievers who fought for the ball and were always where they were supposed to be. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of the same on Sunday now that Ocho is sitting again. We shall soon see…

  6. sdw2001 says: Dec 30, 2010 11:19 AM

    yankees5775:

    You predict…based on what? Palmer has been terrible all year. He’s been Leinart bad. He’s been McNabb bad. He’s been Favre bad. Except..he’s not a has been…he’s a “never was.”
    He’s never been the same since the knee injury in the playoffs. Blaming the Loudmouth Twins™ might make you feel good, but it doesn’t address the real problems: The offensive scheme, and the play of the QB.

  7. melikefootball says: Dec 30, 2010 11:24 AM

    Sounds good we won’t have to watch Ocho complain after each catch TRY and then point at everyone else ( Palmer) there fault. Shows the true character of this me me please look at me me.

  8. j0esixpack says: Dec 30, 2010 11:58 AM

    If Chad could choose he’d probably go to the Pats. He loves Belichick and Belichick seems to get along with him too – though that’s a lot easier when you’re not his coach…. and ultimately this depends on whether Belichick wants to take yet another “bad boy,” tame him, and use him to win another Super Bowl.

    The Pats will probably add a deep threat WR in the offseason even though they’ve gotten along fine with what they have – Ochocinco has a chance at being that guy if he wants to put his ego aside in order to win.

  9. schnalls says: Dec 30, 2010 12:00 PM

    Palmer will be gone after this year, but Ocho and Lewis will remain. Mike Brown has proven over the years that he’s much more loyal to head coaches than quarterbacks (which is different than most owners) and he has a soft spot in his heart for Ocho.

  10. marvsleezy says: Dec 30, 2010 12:04 PM

    Ocho and Lewis will both land in Houston

  11. stilllovemybungles says: Dec 30, 2010 12:29 PM

    sdw2001, your a tard! I do agree palmer has not been the same since the knee injury, I do not think it is all Palmer. Chad has not been the same since he stopped hanging out at the stadium and started hanging around studios. Henry gets suspended and then passes (God rest his soul) and Housh was nothing but a slot reciever. Its been receiver jumble since. The line has not been consistant at all, though they have been playing well the last 3 games. 99% of Palmers throws are to a spot. If the receivers not there then its incomplete or intercepted. They should let Ocho, Lewis and Brat go. Change it up a little and let the new generation begin in July. Put the money into Benson and Joseph

  12. myspaceyourface says: Dec 30, 2010 1:05 PM

    Lewis will be lucky to land on the moon. . .

    If anyone gives this guy a head coaching job again they are crazy. . . D Cord. again, yes. . . .Not a head coach. . .

  13. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 30, 2010 1:15 PM

    schnalls says:
    Dec 30, 2010 12:00 PM
    Palmer will be gone after this year, but Ocho and Lewis will remain. Mike Brown has proven over the years that he’s much more loyal to head coaches than quarterbacks (which is different than most owners) and he has a soft spot in his heart for Ocho.

    ————————————————-
    sorry, but you’re an idiot and don’t be suprised when exactly the opposite of what you just wrote happens. Palmer stays, I’d bet my paycheck on it- for what it’s worth I think Marvin has a better shot at staying than going too based off what he’s said about the situation this week.

  14. cliverush says: Dec 30, 2010 1:27 PM

    Palmer will be there next year. It is easier to replace WR’s and unsuccessful coaches than it is to find an NFL caliber QB. It is interesting that Palmer had a great day without the divas on the field. As for Ocho coming to the Patriots, this would be a long shot. Guys like him, good players/ big mouth, are a pain in the butt. The skill level of players coming from small schools is on the upswing and is proving to be a gold mine for talent without the baggage. These guys want to play.

  15. dman19 says: Dec 30, 2010 1:36 PM

    Tucker Carlson was right–Ochostinko should be executed…

  16. sdw2001 says: Dec 30, 2010 6:08 PM

    stilllovemy

    bungles: sdw2001, your a tard! I do agree palmer has not been the same since the knee injury, I do not think it is all Palmer. Chad has not been the same since he stopped hanging out at the stadium and started hanging around studios. Henry gets suspended and then passes (God rest his soul) and Housh was nothing but a slot reciever. Its been receiver jumble since. The line has not been consistant at all, though they have been playing well the last 3 games. 99% of Palmers throws are to a spot. If the receivers not there then its incomplete or intercepted. They should let Ocho, Lewis and Brat go. Change it up a little and let the new generation begin in July. Put the money into Benson and Joseph

    —–>I’m a tard for writing Palmer has been terrible all year? I never said he was the entire problem. Read again.

    Oh, and by the way…it’s “you’re” as in “you are,” not “your.” Learn to write, you retard. :)

  17. yankees5775 says: Dec 30, 2010 6:53 PM

    How has Palmer been “terrible”. His numbers really aren’t that bad. Granted he hasn’t been elite, he’s been average this year, mostly because he’s been forcing balls to the T.Ocho show. He must have felt obligated to all year, and yes, very stupid on his part. But without those two clowns on the field last Sunday, Palmer played his best with young, hungry receevers against the best defense in the league (literally). Like I said, this Sunday will be more telling if Palmer still has “it”

  18. sdw2001 says: Dec 30, 2010 7:25 PM

    yankees5775 says:
    Dec 30, 2010 6:53 PM
    How has Palmer been “terrible”. His numbers really aren’t that bad. Granted he hasn’t been elite, he’s been average this year, mostly because he’s been forcing balls to the T.Ocho show. He must have felt obligated to all year, and yes, very stupid on his part. But without those two clowns on the field last Sunday, Palmer played his best with young, hungry receevers against the best defense in the league (literally). Like I said, this Sunday will be more telling if Palmer still has “it”

    —–They are not good either. As you know, numbers don’t tell the whole story.

  19. goldsteel says: Dec 30, 2010 11:20 PM

    That means the Bengals have a chance to win. Palmer seems to play better without the two divas starting. Maybe, the new receivers actually try to run correct routes?

  20. carson9 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:35 PM

    Palmer will be back next year, Mike likes him too much. Palmer will be much better off without the two Divas. The OC, and possibly HC will be changed although I give Marvin a 50/50 chance of keeping his job. Look for 85 to land in D.C.

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