Talk emerges of Ochocinco to Oakland

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With former Bengals receivers coach Hue Jackson now serving as the head coach in Oakland, soon-to-be-former Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco could be headed for a reunion with Hue.  (Hue!)

Jerry McDonald of InsideBayArea.com points out that the connection between Ochocinco and Jackson, and the possibility that Ochocinco could end up in Oakland.

McDonald also quotes several recent Twitter messages from Ochocinco, in which he openly flirts with Jackson.

“I would not care where Hue Jackson got a job.  I would go play for him, run through a wall, jump in front of a bus, etc. u get the point.”

“Man that was the greatest coach I ever had.  Hue Jackson would choke me out, cuss me out, just to make sure I was precise on everything.

“It would be refreshing to be with Hue Jackson again. I know I wouldn’t have to worry about being thrown under a bus again.”

So, yeah.  Ochocinco not only looks to be out of Cincinnati, where he once again was thrown under a bus by coach Marvin Lewis today.

Ochocinco also looks to be heading to Oakland.

Also, that reference to being “choked out” by Jackson is appropriate, given that Ochocinco five years ago reportedly tried to “choke out” Jackson at halftime of an eventual playoff loss to the Steelers.  With the Bengals leading at halftime, Ochocinco wasn’t happy with the number of balls being thrown his way by Jon Kitna, who had replaced Carson Palmer, whose ACL was torn on a first-play-from-scrimmage hit.  Ochocinco (then known as Chad Johnson) came unglued in the locker room.  Though the details are still sketchy (former Bengals defensive tackle Shaun Smith insists that Ochocinco actually punched coach Marvin Lewis in the face), we’d heard that Ochocinco put Jackson in a headlock, and that he took a swing at Lewis, but didn’t connect.

Regardless of how it all turns out, there’s a chance that Ochocinco will have to change his name, again, if he lands in Oakland.  Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey currently has the rights to No. 85.

55 responses to “Talk emerges of Ochocinco to Oakland

  1. Regardless of how it all turns out, there’s a chance that Ochocinco will have to change his name, again, if he lands in Oakland…

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    …to Ochostinko

  2. There were some intense negotiations between the two receivers over the #85. Both better known for their 40 times than their Wonderlic scores, they did finally strike a deal. Chad got #85. But somehow in the bargaining Darrius ended up with the name Ochocinco.

    Teammates laughed and said, “That’s Chad being Chad. And Darrius being Darrius. And both of them being Oakland Raiders.”.

  3. This is a divorce that needed to happen for some time now. Mike Brown get what you can for Chad.

    Chad I hope you make the best of your new opportunity and learn from TJ Houshmandzadeh’s mistakes.

  4. Ok So lets correct some false things in this article shall we.
    1) This was already reported yesterday on Raiders413
    2) Hue Jackson had ocho cinco in a head lock and actually threw ocho on the ground
    3) whats unched?

    Ocho Cinco has already admited what happen with Hue. He tols that story 2 years ago that Hue basicaly set him straight..
    Do your homework PFT, When you steal stories from Raiders413 please atleast report the stolen story straight…
    Raiders413 The only ONE with actually “sources” Inside the Oakland Raiders

  5. this makes sense almost too much sense. the raiders def need a veteran WR to go along with the young ones like Ford, Murphy, and Schilens. al already let one bust go (JaWalrus) might as well let DHB go too the kid has stones for hands and Jacoby Ford is turning into a playmaker. with a good number #1 reciever like OchoCinco and DMC in the backfield the Raiders just might be on to something. who the hell knows though with al still running things though.

  6. It still amazes me that so many Bengals fans supported Chad after that locker room playoff mess, especially considering that they were leading at halftime during that game.

    Second half was a different story. I’ve always wondered how much of it had to do with Chad. Everyone blamed Kitna (and Kimo) of course, but the team looked completely different in the second half. I don’t think you can ever underestimate chemistry in the NFL.

    Same goes with how much better the Bengals passing game looked after TO and Chad were gone for the last 3 games. Two wins and almost defeating the Ravens, a playoff-bound team who trounced their opponent in the first round.

    Sure Chad and TO have more talent, but the receiving game looked out-of-sync for many of the games. There’s a lot more to a passing attack than great talent.

  7. Wow. Talk about a perfect fit. Maybe T.O. can follow him there.

    And Mercury Morris… he’s pretty fast, too. Right, Al?

  8. Oakland has a solid corps of young receivers. Why would they bother with a diva with diminishing skills?

  9. I can’t say I agree that Ochocinco was “thrown under [a] bus” today by Lewis. Was Lewis poking fun at him? Sure. Was Lewis trying to place some blame on Ochocinco so he could avoid scrutiny? No.

  10. I think you actually meant to say Marvin Lewis was dead nuts right in his comments about Chad. He didn’t throw anybody under the bus. Truth hurts doesn’t it, Chad?

  11. This just keeps getting better and better. First the news that he would be traded possibly to NE and now Oakland!!!! We’ll for sure get the most out of this from Al Davis!

  12. Didn’t we go through this same thing with Corey Dillon when he showed up on some TV show in a Bo Jackson jersey?

  13. I love our young receiving corps right now., w/ the acception of DHB. He’s a good blocker, but that’s all his hands are good for. Wouldn’t mind seeing a veteran receiver sign to the Raiders this off-season…..not sure of Ochocinco is the one that I would sign though.

  14. Frustrated at trying to get the #85 to go with his adopted name, Chad finally offered the “Ochocinco” handle to Darrius instead. Chad will take the name “Haywire-by-the-Bay” for himself.

  15. It won’t happen.

    I know when people think of the Raiders, they think of unruly fans and talented trouble makers from years ago, but the reality is the Raiders have stayed away from any bad apples for a while now.

    I don’t see them stopping that trend for a loud-mouth reality star with diminishing skills and an even more diminished focus on the game.

  16. The Raiders passed on opportunities to pursue free agent WR a year ago, choosing to develop the young draft picks on their roster. All 5 now have another year of experience, although Chaz Schilens was injured part of that year & Johnie Higgins will likely move on. If the Raiders sign Ochocinco, it will likely be a small bonus, incentive heavy contract similar to ones given other aging veterans they signed in recent years – and cut before the 1st game of the season.

  17. dccowboy says: Jan 20, 2011 6:35 PM

    So why all the breathless posts about where an ‘over the hill’ WR may be going?
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    Gotta play to your audience.

    That 23 year old wearing the same beer stained hoodie for 3 straight weeks… some stupid Snoop Dog ring tone blaring from his pre-paid phone… pop tart wrappers laying next to his bed down in the basement….
    Would not know a football game if it smacked him in the head but he does love the whole “represent” nonsense that some players carry around with them.

    “If I act a fool the world will pay attention to me!”

  18. I posted this last week when Hue was announced as head coach! You should give me some credit for breaking this story. HA. Course I also said they would sign Houshmanzadeh…here is to hoping I go two for two

  19. Al Davis probably thinks Ocho is a rookie. The only hope for Raiders fans who don’t want a 90 year old has-been receiver is if Darth Ooze’s hand actually falls off trying to sign the contract.

    Seriously, what’s with the band-aid on Davis’ forehead? Jesus. PUT ON A HAT AL!!!

  20. Every free agent or pending free agent has “RUMORS” of going to Oakland. It always happens. Why? Because everyone will talk about it!
    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!
    JUST WIN BABY!

  21. lol thats how sad the Raiders organization is. watch them give him way more than he deserves.

    maybe this is 1 of the 3 guys Al has in mind that Asomughas contract can get. LOL

  22. Everyone knows Al owns the roster and doesn’t respect his coach, and after paying a bunch of cash to non-performers like Porter, Moss, Walker, and Hayward-Bey over the years, he isn’t going jump on Chad’s wallet unless he thinks the old freak can sell tickets.

  23. marcsasharc says:

    lol blah blah LOL.

    Aren’t you the guy that keeps talking about how irrelevant the Raiders are, every time you talk about them, which is all the time?

  24. nobody going anywhere until there is a cba, but I can truly understand why Chad would want to come to oakland…….dosent every player dream of wearing silver and black?

  25. Ah another in a long line of receivers that go to Oakand to become completely irrelevant. Adios Ocho!

  26. why would any team want that moron ? He has been an embarrassment to the Bengals for years, not that the Bengals need any help with that. You change you name to Ochocinco ? This speaks for the idiotic immaturity of this loser.

  27. will that make it better in Cinc… they did play tough, many games… as a steeler fan, we could almost count on 2 wins… just in 2009 they were the div leader? but look at the HC record… 500?

  28. what’s with all the Al Davis Haters? Al Davis’ team has won 3 super bowls and been there 5 times so why all the fuss about an 81 year old man doing what he wants with his own time and money?
    Ochocinco would be a nice fit in oaktown but I don’t think Al Davis will allow it, but lets see. I think Chad will be a different person in Oakland.
    All teams have down years. It took like forever for the Steelers to finally start getting things right. All teams suck for long stretches but everybody love to hate the Raiders and Al Davis. He hired the non-white coach, the first non-white QB, the first woman exec. Jim Plunkett was the first non-white QB to not only win a super bowl but he won 2. Al is an icon , stop the hate.

  29. chazzmon says: Jan 20, 2011 9:36 PM

    Ah another in a long line of receivers that go to Oakand to become completely irrelevant. Adios Ocho!

    Please list this long line of receivers you are referring to?

    Or let me do it for you….Randy Moss. And if I had to guess I would say the reason Randy Moss didn’t produce was because Andrew Walters and Kerry Collins were throwing to him with a terrible offensive line.

    There are no more… unless for some reason you think Javon Walker was any good.

    I seem to remember a man by the name of Jerry Rice who came to Oakland and had success.

    If Ochocinco wants to come to Oakland then I’m all for it as long as rest of the team and the organization thinks he will help the team score more points.

  30. He’ll be an excellent addition but no thanks. After Moss debacle,it’s kind of hard to give some big mouth I’m better than everyone primadonna a chance to just play and shut up. I’d say sign him up with an strict condition that he’ll be kick out of the team if he ever open his mouth.

  31. raidermerv972 says: Jan 20, 2011 10:53 PM

    what’s with all the Al Davis Haters? Al Davis’ team has won 3 super bowls and been there 5 times so why all the fuss about an 81 year old man doing what he wants with his own time and money?
    Ochocinco would be a nice fit in oaktown but I don’t think Al Davis will allow it, but lets see. I think Chad will be a different person in Oakland.
    All teams have down years. It took like forever for the Steelers to finally start getting things right. All teams suck for long stretches but everybody love to hate the Raiders and Al Davis. He hired the non-white coach, the first non-white QB, the first woman exec. Jim Plunkett was the first non-white QB to not only win a super bowl but he won 2. Al is an icon , stop the hate.

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    You make some excellent points about the Crypt Keeper and his many contributions to the game. I loved the Raiders – 25 years ago when Al had a functioning brain…

    Perhaps you can extol the virtues of Al and the Raiders from this Millennium; that shouldn’t take very long…

  32. raiders have a lot of young talent with DHB, Ford, and Schlienz, but adding a vet would be ok…i expect roy williams will be looking for a place to play as well next year.

  33. Hey tombradyfumbled- Moss, ton of money no success, Javon Walker ton of money & decided he’d rather retire than play in Oak town. Then tried to make a comeback w/ the Vikes this year. Darius Hayward Bey 1st round pick got the big bucks and is no better than a the 3rd wideout on a team that barely throws. Jerry Rice is the best receiver ever but he was on the decline East of where he made his fame. I seem to remember an old Willie Gault, an old Andre Rison, a bad James Lofton. Ocho has also seen his best years, just think it would be another waste of salary they could use on other positions.

  34. chazzmon…i agree with you to a point. However, I’m not as worried about DHB as everyone else seems to be. The kid comes to play every game and if you pay attention he is one of the best blocking wrs in the league. Sure had hasn’t caught many passes so far but remeber he suffered through an entire year with Jamarcus Russell at QB. Russell could not complete a pass to a WR in the NFL. He could not even complete a simple screen pass. All he could do was fire one in to Zack Miller over the middle. A lot of DHB’s struggles early on were because of Russell. And Russell only threw 90 MPH fastballs. Hell, the fact that Zack Miller could actually catch them makes me wonder how good of hands he really does have. Russell had no acurracy when it came to throwing to the WRS. DHBs numbers improved a lot with Campbell under center considering how much we actually threw him the ball. We are a team that likes to run the football which is why I love having DHB out there at all times. When it comes to picking up a key block to free up McFadden, you could not ask for a better WR than DHB. As far as Ochocinco, I think he would be a great addition for helping out the passing game but that’s not really a weaknes for us anymore. I would be for it if the Raiders players wanted to bring him in. He could easily become a cancer to the locker room though with the way he likes to run his mouth. We don’t have players like that on this time right now but there’s no denying he would be another weapon for this offense. I think Al will roll with what we have at WR and maybe add some veteran players on the offensive line. Just one good RT or G would be huge. Then pick up one of the elite centers in this years draft however Satele played better as the year went on.

  35. Tom Bradyfumbled- I think you need to be the GM for the Silver & Black. I think the Raiders are a legit threat if they either get a top flight QB or Campbell turns into one.

  36. Can you imagine what kind of damage he can do? He can completely reverse any progress Campbell makes, and turn our unselfish blocking WR’s into divas on his reality show. Even if he helps makes them “better,” he will make them worse and they will demand more money and more publicity and the team will fall apart from there

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