With a new quarterback and a new receiver drafted by the Bengals, it’s becoming more and more clear that Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco will soon be former members of the team.
And with Ochocinco already ticked off at coach Marvin Lewis, Ochocinco has decided to take things up a notch.
Said Ochocinco on Twitter (via Brad Well of StampedeBlue.com), “Lewis: who’s 60-67-1 all-time, 0-2 in playoffs, and only 2 seasons with +.500 record, can’t criticize my thumbs for tweeting. They win 4 me.”
It’s not smart for Ochocinco to antagonize Lewis. The Bengals can choose to keep him around deep into the offseason, cutting him on the eve of the regular-season opener and as a practical matter making it difficult for him to make an impact with a new team in 2011.
And if Ochocinco gets frustrated while being frozen in place by the Bengals, he could say or do something that would justify a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
At least it’ll be entertaining.