Chad Ochocinco has scored just one touchdown in a Patriots uniform, so the days when he was known for his end zone celebrations are in the distant past. But he says it’s possible we may see a touchdown celebration from him at Super Bowl XLVI.
Asked today if he’ll celebrate if he scores a on Sunday, Ochocinco said that’s a possibility.
“Normally, everybody knows I have crazy celebrations that I do all the time,” Ochocinco said. “I’ve been kind of quiet on the celebrations and the production this year, so if I score this Sunday I might do something. It’s the biggest stage.”
Ochocinco has played a grand total of one snap in the Patriots’ two playoff games, so it’s a long shot that he’ll actually get into the end zone on Sunday. But he says he’s preparing as if he’s going to have a big impact on the offense.
“My mindset is to be the same as it’s always been all year – I’ve been focused,” Ochocinco said. “I’ve just been waiting on those opportunities to come, and when they come I’m trying to make the most of them, and I’m taking that same approach this Sunday. When my number is called, I’m going to do everything I can to get open, make catches, make plays, and we’ll see what happens by the end of the game.”
Although Ochocinco hasn’t had the impact he expected in New England, he said he’s happy with the experience.
“It’s been good,” Ochocinco said. “It’s been enjoyable, and it’s been a dream of mine for years. To actually be on that stage is awesome. I didn’t get here the way I wanted to, but what more can I ask for?”
What Bill Belichick would ask is that in the unlikely event that Ochocinco does score on Sunday, he keeps his celebrations to a minimum.