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Peter King thinks Ochocinco will land in New England

We’ve occasionally mentioned Chad Ochocinco’s flirtation with the New England Patriots this offseason.

While Marvin Lewis thinks Bill Belichick is “too smart” to go after The Ocho, SI’s Peter King believes Belichick may just be crazy enough to do it.

“At the end of the day, I think he’s gonna be with the New England Patriots,” King told Florio on Monday’s PFT Live.

For the rest of the conversation, check out the video below.

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22 Responses to “Peter King thinks Ochocinco will land in New England”
  1. tedskro says: May 16, 2011 3:57 PM

    Whats up with the stupid video ads on the site now? Its annoying that they automatically play

  2. citizenstrange says: May 16, 2011 4:00 PM

    Sounds credible.

  3. medialovesthecowboys says: May 16, 2011 4:00 PM

    medialovesthecowboys thinks Peter King needs to stop talking.

  4. benh999 says: May 16, 2011 4:01 PM

    Not gonna happen. People keep pointing to them taking a troubled Randy Moss or a disgruntled Corey Dillon, but the Patriots had strong needs at their respective positions at the times they were acquired.

  5. habsman says: May 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    I would not be surprised, especially with Belichick wanting guys who are versatile like Ocho-boxer/soccer player/bull (s#%^**$#)rider/etc. He might be a perfect fit.

  6. ampats says: May 16, 2011 4:28 PM

    Not sure how Chad’s “look at me” attitude would go over here in New England but with all his antics he has never been a troublemaker or shown up on a police blotter.

    If you have ever seen Sound FX BB miked up ,there is certainly a mutual level of respect between BB & Chad.

  7. steelerlady43 says: May 16, 2011 4:55 PM

    For the Love of God……

  8. 2mannings1cup says: May 16, 2011 5:18 PM


    -NE Fans everywhere

  9. waxthat says: May 16, 2011 5:23 PM


    pony up and by the Lysol fabric cleaner…;)

  10. tinbender2000 says: May 16, 2011 5:33 PM

    You may get away with these talking bull$*%t adds once there is a season, but how many people are walking away now (like me) and may forget you exist in a few months?

  11. dryheaveone says: May 16, 2011 5:45 PM

    who’s been wrong more than Peter King?

  12. andyreidisfat says: May 16, 2011 5:46 PM

    Its a good fit for both sides. the PAts need a number 1 and the Ocho needs a new home.

  13. brohamma says: May 16, 2011 5:50 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Pats make a run at VJax.

  14. j0esixpack says: May 16, 2011 5:52 PM

    The Pats need a deep threat. If Ocho can play that role, Belichick – who seems to get along well with Chad and vice versa – might take a chance.

    But it looks to me that Ochocinco’s slowed and isn’t the deep threat he once was.

  15. axltcu says: May 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    Aaron Hernandez already wears 85. Somehow that would create more drama than it should.

  16. 2mannings1cup says: May 16, 2011 6:49 PM

    @ joesixpack- That’s also what Randy proved in Oakland

  17. castleanthrax says: May 16, 2011 7:36 PM

    Well, if Peter King says that this will happen, then I will say it won’t.

    Odds are I am right and all I have to do is play those odds.

    In all seriousness though he has slowed, but he will also go over the deep middle as well as where linebackers live if that is what the D is giving.

    Randy…not so much. That’s big difference between the two.

    If they shore up the edge rush for the D, then what the hell go for him if it works within whatever cap is created.

  18. crackerjackjoe says: May 16, 2011 7:39 PM

    With the way he got handled by that bull, he’s lucky he didn’t land in the ER.

  19. kevpft says: May 16, 2011 7:44 PM

    Sounds like a fantastic idea. It meets a need that both sides have. Could get both Belichick and Ochocinco a ring next year.

    Count me among those who never quite understood the hate leveled at Ochocinco. Bit of an attention-hound, yes, but as someone else pointed out above, never a criminal or someone bogged down in questionable morality. He just has fun and is very demonstrative about it. If that Pats made Moss work as long as they did, they can make Ochocinco – milder in every way, with just as much upside – work.

  20. skeeter1970 says: May 16, 2011 7:56 PM

    Methinks Peter King needs to find a new line of work that suits him better. Like, taste-tester at Krispy Kreme.

  21. samoanjungle says: May 16, 2011 7:56 PM

    Ocho can still be one of the top 5 receivers. He just needs to know his playbook better and have a QB that is focused on winning.
    A coach like B B can make it happen.
    Even with things as bad as they were in Cincy last year, him included, he prob gets 1k yards if he didn’t miss the last few games.
    He gets 1300 – 1400 in NE.

  22. rajbais says: May 17, 2011 1:02 AM

    No … not happening!!! Peter King also predicted during the offseason of 2008 that Ochocinco would be traded before Labor Day!!! He’s still on the team to this day!!!

    Media predictions are way too based on beyond overly generic information and research!!!!

    The Bengals brought back Chris Henry after he was “too out of character” for the franchise!!!
    However, Laveranues Coles and Antonio Bryant were too bereft of ability to be worth any of their cash. Those two are now out of the league.

    Until Ochocinco truly cannot play anymore, Mike Brown will cut him. For now he’s Brown’s biatch!

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