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Chad Ochocinco commences flirtation with Patriots

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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.

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48 Responses to “Chad Ochocinco commences flirtation with Patriots”
  1. ingloriousmaster says: Jan 17, 2011 7:36 PM

    Im all for it…if anyone can get potential of out Ocho it would be BB…but Herc already wears #85…dare we say Chad OchoOcho?

  2. nflguru12 says: Jan 17, 2011 7:37 PM

    Belichek just benched Welker for his feet comments on Rex Ryan. Do you really think he’s going to allow some self absorbed idiot like Ocho Cinco within a mile of the Patriots team.

    Think again.

  3. da11ascowboys says: Jan 17, 2011 7:39 PM

    He’s not even a top 20 WR.

  4. weswelkerspornstash says: Jan 17, 2011 7:39 PM

    I would rather hear about the CBA

  5. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 17, 2011 7:41 PM

    Do not want

  6. emoney826 says: Jan 17, 2011 7:42 PM

    He already got rid of one head case. He sure as hell would never add this overrated “look at me” bum.

  7. sportsjustice says: Jan 17, 2011 7:44 PM

    We need a trash talker and I’d have him for a one year deal. Too bad we all saw what happens when pats players talk trash, ie Wes welker and the first drive.

    There is a better chance of the Patriots doing Hard Knocks than bring 85 aboard.

  8. igottz5onit says: Jan 17, 2011 7:45 PM

    Yeah that’s the last thing the Pats need, another over the hill ex-bengal receiver. Of course, at least this one can catch, unlike houshmandzadeh.

  9. jamson64 says: Jan 17, 2011 7:52 PM

    We can only hope. The Pats could use a disruptive player.

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 17, 2011 7:56 PM

    Being that the Pats discarded one basket case in Randy Moss, it’s hard to picture them bringing in another.

    Besides, the Pats like team players, and Chad is all about Chad. Add in his diminishing skills, and all you have left is a fading receiver trying to market himself.

  11. myspaceyourface says: Jan 17, 2011 7:59 PM

    I hope this happens for the both of them. . .

  12. hobartbaker says: Jan 17, 2011 8:04 PM

    Well, Pepe LePulpit wouldn’t be any less likely than Welker, Branch, Edelmen, and Woodhead, when the Pats brought them in.

  13. seanmmartin says: Jan 17, 2011 8:06 PM

    They said Randy was slow too, Gregg.

    The Pats 2011 season started last night.

    Go Pats.

  14. profootballtruth says: Jan 17, 2011 8:08 PM

    Maybe he meant his Vegas show with Bill Cosby… which is a helluva lot more likely to happen than Belichick signing him.

  15. mrags2000 says: Jan 17, 2011 8:10 PM

    Forget these old washed up veterans. 3 picks out of the first 33 and 6 in the first three rounds. Stop trading down for value and get some playmakers. Start with a pass rusher, feature RB, a tall WR that can stretch the field.

  16. lilbendbag says: Jan 17, 2011 8:14 PM

    please take this ryan seacrest wannabe give us a torpedo heater and we’ll call it even!

  17. citizenstrange says: Jan 17, 2011 8:18 PM

    In his 26 year pro career Chad Ochocinco has been to the playoffs twice and won zero games.

    Being a tireless self promoter is not the same as having actual above average talent.

  18. dbellina says: Jan 17, 2011 8:23 PM

    Berrian will prolly end up on the Pats.

    I’d give myself a thumbs down just for saying that, if I could.

  19. jackleone says: Jan 17, 2011 8:32 PM

    I root for Chad but if they got rid of Moss….

  20. aaronrodgerschokes says: Jan 17, 2011 8:36 PM

    They both deserve each other…ROFL.

  21. shutthefuukp says: Jan 17, 2011 8:40 PM

    never going to happen

  22. philtration says: Jan 17, 2011 8:42 PM

    No no no…. don’t go with the easy standby in Favre, T.O. or Chad Johnson.
    Go back to that Aaron Rogers story with the cancer patient.

    Don’t want to talk about that anymore at PFT?
    Shame that you could not do the same with the never ending stories about Rex Ryan.

  23. mborz says: Jan 17, 2011 8:51 PM

    Chad’s problem going forward is that every head coach knows about his recent hissy-fits where Lewis had to pull him from the game to “collect himself.”

    A coach might be willing to put up with that nonsense for someone who is extremely talented and in their prime.

    Unfortunately for Chad, he is neither.

  24. 49ersmang says: Jan 17, 2011 8:56 PM

    If that means no more TOcho crap, by all means please.

  25. scytherius says: Jan 17, 2011 8:57 PM

    Who would want him? his skills have eroded as he spends most of his time on the Ochocinco Show.

    And I would be STUNNED if Belichik wanted him.

  26. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 17, 2011 9:00 PM

    “The Patriots have enough good route runners; they need someone to stretch the field.”

    Pats also need a QB that doesn’t choke after getting sacked a few times and throw the ball behind the receivers.

    Sorry Tommy, but you played like cr ap last night.

  27. theservice10 says: Jan 17, 2011 9:01 PM

    Why are we talking about the Pats…they lost…lets talk about the good teams who are still playing…

  28. kingkenley says: Jan 17, 2011 9:04 PM

    it would be a good move. a MOTIVATED CHAD is ALWAYS good. he’s a good person and great teammate who only wants to win and he’d be the best wr on the team

  29. shadowgm1 says: Jan 17, 2011 9:08 PM

    Not happening. No matter how Ochostinko thinks he’s still free agent candy. His severely diminished skills translate to a cotton candy little-man zone squatting, zippy outs pass attack like this, but truthfully the Patriots would find someone with the same skill set just coming in to the league in the last day of the draft or as an undrafted free agent for a truckload full of greenbacks less than what his overinflated value would be.

  30. xthechargersareherex says: Jan 17, 2011 9:09 PM

    PePe and Bill…#Retarded

  31. discosucs2005 says: Jan 17, 2011 9:15 PM

    I was just thinking, I could use another reason to hate the Patriots.

    But seriously, does any player fit the BB mold better than Chad Ochosinco? (Sarcasm.)

    I doubt very much we will see Chad on the Pats. Although the reason wont be because the Pats need a burner. Once again the difference between writing about football and actually knowing football is very evident.

  32. hobartbaker says: Jan 17, 2011 9:25 PM

    “Pepe Ohsostinko luuuuves you Monsieur Beel!”.

  33. pukey60 says: Jan 17, 2011 9:26 PM

    Hate to clue you in 85, but your irrelevant. Were you even double teamed this year?

    Maybe you and Moss can set up a side show somewhere like Oakland or the Titans. Good luck with that. Oh that’s right Randy already had those two stops – well theres always San Diego.


  34. swinbun says: Jan 17, 2011 9:43 PM

    OMG. If there is a football God, please let this happen!!!! It would be epic to watch this buffoon inflict his poison on the Pats.

    Their inability to get in done in the playoffs the last several years has been a joy, and a complete idiot like Ocho could set a team back years. I can only hope.

    All the big talkin Pats fans will be very quiet because they can’t go to the “we win in January” card any longer. Once Brady married Giesele, he was soften forever!! But I can’t blame him. If there was one woman worth it, it would be her

  35. mountaindont says: Jan 17, 2011 9:56 PM

    Why does anyone give this fool the time of day. Chad is a old, overrated,immature whiner. His touchdown celebrations were always stupid. The Bengals have had just 2 winning seasons since he has been there.

  36. johnnyshore says: Jan 17, 2011 10:04 PM

    Yeah that is exactly what the Patriots need. Another receiver with a reputation for getting abused by Darelle Revis.

  37. ep2404 says: Jan 17, 2011 10:18 PM

    Ochocinco ur look nice in a Saints uniform.

  38. laxer37 says: Jan 17, 2011 10:40 PM

    The Ravens are collecting aging possesion receivers, why not go there?

  39. Deb says: Jan 17, 2011 11:03 PM

    Might have been more tasteful to give BB a week or so to regroup from yesterday’s loss … and to approach him privately. So what would make more sense–bringing in a boisterous #85 who’ll use the platform for more attentioni-getting stunts … or a Randy Moss who says he’s sorry and wants to come home? Tom seems to like Randy.

  40. melkiperlovestoddmcshay says: Jan 17, 2011 11:06 PM

    Chad Johnson is not washed up, its not his fault Carson preferred to throw to T.O. or the opposing team 90% of the time. I am a Die hard Dolphins fan and I am not ashamed to admit that the Patriots are one of the better managed NFL teams. What player wouldnt want to play for them, I mean my god Randy Moss held a press conference begging to go back.

  41. jordangarnett says: Jan 17, 2011 11:15 PM

    Chad Ochocinco is the Dennis Rodman of the NFL.. Chads definition of NFL (not for long)

  42. jc1958coo says: Jan 17, 2011 11:49 PM

    thats what new england needs moss junior!lmao

  43. indianajet says: Jan 18, 2011 4:50 AM

    This would be great. Revis would get to lock this idiot down 2x per year, and his career would essentially end on Revis Island.

    Jets 28 Pats* 21…and it wasn’t even that close.

  44. myvickinabox14 says: Jan 18, 2011 5:41 AM

    I love all the Pats fans. We don’t want him. What a crock. You live in a fantasy world. Your getting to the cowboys status. Win a playoff game before you start turning down a little bit of talent. I have some breaking news for you guys. You’re not that good. Especially in the playoffs. Get over yourselves.

  45. steveskipper says: Jan 18, 2011 5:46 AM

    Chad wants to grab the “coat-tails” of the patriots to get a shot at the playoffs/superbowl. Patriots don’t need a receiver that’s declining in his career. Too much baggage comes with ocho.

  46. bradyisgod says: Jan 18, 2011 6:21 AM

    They don’t need him. They need someone with speed who can get open and catch.

  47. jbfortes18 says: Jan 18, 2011 8:34 AM

    This is wha the Patriots go after. Guys that ppl think they are at the end of their rope. Bad season for Pepe and him and BB have a solid relationship.

    With that said. People that are commenting about “Pepe’s” character…name me one incident where he was in trouble with the law? Yes he gets fined but for dancing in the endzone. Who cares.

    If he goes to NE don’t you think he will follow all team guidelines? FOH, if you think he won’t comply with the team rules.

  48. pfii63 says: Jan 18, 2011 9:49 AM

    Chad wouldn’t last through the first week of practice. If Wes Welker got into trouble for doing what he did, can you imagine how quickly this moron would get into trouble?

    Rosenthal, look at the roster… WR is a position we are actually set at going into next season. Welker, Branch, Tate, Edelman, Slater and Price are all under contract. Tate developed well this year and is very capable of stretching the field.

    This is just a bs story being generated by Chad and being fawned over by the media. Just because Chad speaks doesn’t mean anyone actually has to listen.

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