Chad Ochocinco was cut by the New England Patriots on Thursday but it did not take long for teams to express interest. In fact, Ocho was only without a job for a couple of days, as he signed a new deal with the Miami Dolphins.
I am actually kind of shocked that Chad Ochocinco was not out of a job that long. I personally think that his best days are long behind him and I am not sure that he has much left to give a team. I think that if he does not play well, he could end up being a locker room cancer. He could prove me wrong but I just do not think he’s a great locker room guy.
Chad Ochocinco is going to have to prove a lot of people wrong on this new deal. His effort in New England was pretty much lax and it did not look like he had anything left in the tank. When some players lose it, they completely lose it. I will be pretty shocked if Ocho isn’t one of those guys. His route running has never been exceptional and he’s relied on his athletic ability to get open. He might not have that anymore.
Chad Ochocinco will have a lot of doubters, but that might inspire him to push his game to new heights. I am not so sure that will happen, but who knows? Ocho can be one of the best in the game and now he has to reprove it all over again.