Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco may or may not be on the outs in Cincinnati this offseason, depending on who you ask.
If you ask Ochocinco, he’d like to start a campaign to head to New England. Here’s the Tweet he sent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald:
“PePe and Bill #EPIC.”
For those of you who don’t speak Ocho, “Pepe” is one of his many self-applied nicknames. Bill is a certain coach coming off a bad loss.
Ochocinco and Belichick have long formed a mutual admiration society, largely based on the time Belichick coached Ochocinco in the Pro Bowl. Belichick will be in Hawaii again next week, but Ochocinco wasn’t particularly close to making the Pro Bowl team. His declining speed is one reason why we don’t think the Patriots would go after Ochocinco unless he comes at a very low price.
The Patriots have enough good route runners; they need someone to stretch the field.