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Brady punks Ochocinco

Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:24 am
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Media day at the Super Bowl is normally a joke. Reporters scratching themselves while standing amid circus clowns and smirking players. Usually there is little news or insight. But this one, my 12th or 15th or 17th -- I forget -- actually had an interesting moment.

Some yokel from OCNN -- I believe that's the Ochocinco News Network -- had a question for Brady. Brady could clearly see that the reporter was from Chad Ochocinco's online network. No question. The "reporter" asked Brady if he would please throw a pass to Ochocinco.

Brady didn't hesitate with his response.

"Tell him to get open," Brady said, "and I'll throw it to him."

Oh. Wow.

Wow.

That was, well, very blunt. In some ways, very cold-blooded of Brady.

I could easily be wrong but I don't think I've ever heard Brady be so blunt about Ochocinco.

I actually thought that moment was the most interesting and actually provided a lot of insight -- if not the definitive answer -- as to why Ochocinco has been a failure as a Patriot. It's not about his relationship with Brady. Ochocinco isn't hurt. It may not be about his lack of learning the offense. It's more simple than that.

He can't get open.

That's it. That is all.

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Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:34 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

@spittle

Rodman was a warrior on the boards that kept feeding the offense for the Bulls after he came over from the Pistons.

He was the one that dived after the loose balls; he also defended several of the great PF and centers of his time. Rodman played on the average of 2-3 nights a week

Now his lifestyle was something you might not would want to emulate. However, the man was a terror on defense and getting at loose balls.

I will remember Rodman as a main stay on his team that got them into and winning NBA championships.

Now the former Chad Johnson, I think I would remember him making a fool out of himself with tails on and speaking on a cell phone on the sidelines during one of his games while with the Bengals.

What a comment your quarterback would make about you.
 
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Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:03 am
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

cffl- Who knows ,maybe Ocho rises to the occasion-this is likely his last shot @ a Super Bowl.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:31 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

This is my opinion only ... it seems that the problem is not with 85 getting open, but with his understanding of the playbook.

I heard Matthew Slater's father, NFL Hall-of-Famer Jackie Slater, on the radio today ... and he indicated that the most important elements to success with the NE Patriots are work ethic, study habits, and the ability to show the coaches an understanding of the game plan so that they feel comfortable knowing they can trust the player on game day.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:04 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

Yeah, but it could be 100% true.  It also could have upwards of 75% to do with the Pats being where they are.  Ochocinco is just another weapon on their offense.  He can't get open? But some nobodies at tight end can? Puh-lease!  Rob Gronkowski:  42 rec, 546 yds, 10 TD in 2010.  Rob Gronkowski:  90 rec, 1327 yds, 17 TD in 2011!  Aaron Hernandez:  45 rec, 563 yds, 6 TD in 2010.  Aaron Hernandez:  79 rec, 910 yds, 7 TD in "the year of Chad."  Their defense is among the worst in the history of the league...and...oh yeah, and Wes Welker is now officially uncoverable!  So the debate must now begin; has Chad Ochocinco really taken a year off, or has he actually made the Patriots-a team that couldn't win a playoff game to save their lives-better?
You can't draw coverage from opponents if you're never on the field.  There were games when Johnson only went in for 1 or 2 snaps.  You think HE made the Pats better?  You know little of what you're saying.  Did you ever think that the numbers increased because these tight ends were rookies last season?  And the defense?  Among the worst in the history?  You looking at yards because, last I checked, they finished 15th in points allowed between the Bears and Cowboys.

Next time, know what you're talking about.  You're right though.  Chad can't get open.  It's because you have to be invited into the huddle to have that chance.  That's a priviledge he was rarely shown.

Oh, and one last thing.  Last year, before "the year of Chad", they scored 5 more points than they did this past year.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

Iamroosh earned 10 internets for that post.  Spot on with the Rodman assessment.  Only true basketball fans can appreciate the tenacity with which Rodman played the game.  One of the greatest defenders and rebounders of all time.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:23 am
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

"...Rodman was a great rebounder and defender but was a terrible scorer and got suspended about 25 times in his career..."

BSpittle, while you make a good case of Ochocinco's period of success, you show a real ignorance as to the value Dennis Rodman brought to his teams. No, he wasn't a big scorer and you'd rarely see his highlights on Sportscenter (on the court anyways). But Rodman was the pre-eminant rebounder and defender of his era. He did all of the dirty work that allowed his teammates to concentrate on the offensive end. He dove for the loose balls and d'ed up some of the most talented centers of all time- all the while usually giving up a significant amount of weight. It was through sheer effort and heart that he made himself into a Hall of Famer. Look at his time with the Spurs; he was asked to take Hakeem straight up despite the presence of David Robinson. As a Bull, he was asked to take out Patrick Ewing. He was the NBA equivalent of a shutdown corner and he did it every night for over a decade.


You can denegrate his lifestyle all you want but you can't take away from his contributions on the court. Doing anything else shows a complete lack of understanding of championship basketball.




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:21 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

Yeah, but it could be 100% true.  It also could have upwards of 75% to do with the Pats being where they are.  Ochocinco is just another weapon on their offense.  He can't get open? But some nobodies at tight end can? Puh-lease!  Rob Gronkowski:  42 rec, 546 yds, 10 TD in 2010.  Rob Gronkowski:  90 rec, 1327 yds, 17 TD in 2011!  Aaron Hernandez:  45 rec, 563 yds, 6 TD in 2010.  Aaron Hernandez:  79 rec, 910 yds, 7 TD in "the year of Chad."  Their defense is among the worst in the history of the league...and...oh yeah, and Wes Welker is now officially uncoverable!  So the debate must now begin; has Chad Ochocinco really taken a year off, or has he actually made the Patriots-a team that couldn't win a playoff game to save their lives-better?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

Why is this on the web-site?  Bu then again why does Freeman even have a job on this website??  It is sad to see CBS sink so low.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:06 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

In a six year stretch Chad Johnson averaged 89 receptions, 1300+ yards, and 8 TDs a year. He was one of the top 5 players at his position for 6-8 years. Rodman was a great rebounder and defender but was a terrible scorer and got suspended about 25 times in his career. I'm not taking anything away from Rodman, but to say that Chad wasn't nearly as good at what he did as Rodman was is a stretch. People seem to be forgetting how dominate Chad was for most of his career. He took so much of the defenses focus that he helped make Houshmandzadeh into a Pro Bowl player.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Brady punks Ochocinco

Unfortunately, Chad Ochocinco has turned into the Dennis Rodman of the NFL:  All show, no substance...well, except, #85 wasn't near as good at what he did compared to Rodman who is (or will be) an HoFer.  At least his name will not be forgotten though :-p


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