Chad Ochocinco is no longer a Bengal. While I am sad to see him go, I think he steps into a good situation in New England. Lately, people have been coming down on Chad thinking that he was no longer committed to the game of football and that he had become a distraction for the Bengals. I disagree with this sentiment and think losing Chad is a bad thing for the Bengals.
It has become too easy to blame Chad for the problems in the Bengals receiving game. The same people that bought his jersey years ago because of his wonderful antics turned on him simply because he was the mouthpiece for a struggling franchise.
Chad made the Bengals relevant in the national spotlight when the Bengals were a terrible team. His end-zone antics and spectacular catches were constantly replayed on sports shows and highlighted on the web. Chad made the Bengals fun.
Who can forget:
- Who can cover 85
- Changing the name to Ochocinco
- Sending pepto to the other team.
- The riverdance
- the put
- the tipped touchdown from Kitna (over Ed Reed) for 80+yds.
- Please don’t fine me
- the proposal
- HOF jacket.
- leaping into Lambeau and the dog pound
These are just a handful of memories from a guy that made watching the Bengals a little less painful.
For that, I just wanted to say thanks Chad.