November 29, 2014

Thanks Chad

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.

Comments

  1. CK says:

    Although I agree with you that Chad was a fun-loving football player for the Bengals at one time, I believe his antics, his “me-first” attitude, and selfishness became a cancer over the last several years. Yeah, he was fun, but really what it all came down to is that Chad was out for Chad, and Chad alone. Best self-promoter in the biz. Was he good? Hell yeah! At one time he was easily one of the best in the league. Very entertaining. Now put yourself in the coaches shoes, or the Qb’s shoes who are trying to take practice and games seriously. What do you do when an ass clown like this always effing around. Every now and then, fine. But all the time? Come on. Even when he “got serious” he had to tell the media first. I’m not sorry to see him go. He had a great career here and I wish him the best in New England, but I’m not sorry to see him leave.

  2. Number 1 Fan says:

    CK,

    You make good points, but I think people grew tired with the act when the Bengals lost. I could argue that these are the same antics that Chad had in 05 when people thought he hung the moon.

    I also think some of the greatest wide outs of all time were me first guys.