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RUMOUR: Chad Ochocinco leaving the Cincinnati Bengals?

January 18th, 2011 (10:50 am)

How much longer can Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis take having two of the biggest NFL bigmouths on his team.  Those two bigmouths are Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.  Apparently, there is a rumour milling around in the NFL that Marvin Lewis is fed up with Ochocinco and his antics.  The Bengals want to release him, but the surprising team that might be interested in him is the New England Patriots.

If this rumour is true, the New England Patriots would be making a huge mistake in acquiring this guy.  Chad Ochocinco is a less talented version of Randy Moss.  He is not a team player, and he has always been about him-first, team and everyone else second.  He would be such a disruption on that team, that it would eventually hurt team chemistry altogether.  I can't see him and Brady getting along, because Ochocinco would always be whining about the fact that he is not getting the ball enough.  If the Patriots do acquire him, I think that it will be a desperation, marketing ploy, similar to what the Bills did with Owens a few years ago.   Can you imagine the relationship that will develop between Belichick (the coach who benched Wes Welker in the last playoff game for making fun of Rex Ryan) and Ochocinco?    I think that it will make the Mike Shanahan-Albert Haynesworth feud look like a love fest.  Love to hear your thoughts!