Well, Chad Ochocinco made some progress in Week Two.
After one catch in the opener, Ochocinco grabbed two passes for 45 yards against the Chargers. Both plays came early. You got the sense Tom Brady and the coaches wanted to get Ocho involved early to shut everyone one up for a while.
“None of those guys have any clue what they’re talking about,” Tom Brady said Monday morning on WEEI when asked about criticism of Ochocinco from ex-Patriots like Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison. “They aren’t in this locker room.”
Brady prefaced this by saying how much he loved and respected his ex-teammates. Brady just firmly said they don’t understand the dynamics of the 2011 Patriots.
Circling the wagons is not a surprising move by Brady. Neither is the fact he regretted telling fans to get “lubed up” last week.
“I tried to make a subtle joke,” Brady said. “I won’t ever joke like that again.”
Thankfully, we’ll never write about Bruschi’s comments or Brady’s hydrating remarks again either. Promise.