Really…OchoCinco?


Really…OchoCinco?

 

There might be a lot of positive feedback coming in about signing Chad OchoCinco, but I am not buying this hype.  I will be man enough to admit it, if Chad has a break-out season I will buy his jersey, so there is a dark side sense of hope that he makes the team. But my obvious reaction I when I heard about this was…”Really? Are you serious?”

It honestly doesn’t make sense to me. This former pro baller sucked last year.  Let’s put it this way he had 15 receptions in 15 games. 

In case you want to see more, check this out:

Year

Team

G

Rec

Yds

Avg

Yds/G

Lng

TD

20+

40+

1st

FUM

2011

New England Patriots

15

15

276

18.4

18.4

53

1

3

1

13

0

Extracted from: (http://www.nfl.com/player/chadochocinco/2504651/careerstats)

 

I can’t see how those stats get you signed with a team in the NFL?   Maybe, CFL….perhaps?

As a true Dolphin fan, you fully understand how effective the Patriots offence can be since we watch them twice a year.  It’s a no nonsense type of mentality, headed by “The Hoodie” and Tom Brady.  You understood that this is a tough team to play against. Chad had the best opportunity to start putting up numbers he did when he was younger and failed…miserable.  So much so that last year was one of the quietest public relations year for this ‘comedic’ wide receiver.

Rumors are circulating that Chad doesn’t have the intelligence to play in the New England scheme, where Deon Branch was showing Chad were to line up.  That apparently led to his release.

But, this is the best argument I have seen. Former teammate TJ Houshmandzadeh stated the following:

If I went with Tom Brady and didn’t produce, I’d hang it up,” Houshmandzadeh told the Bengals’ official website in March. “Are you kidding me? Tom Brady? If you go with a Peyton Manning or a Drew Brees, or an Eli Manning, or Aaron Rodgers, and you don’t produce?”
extracted from (http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/tag/_/name/t-j-houshmandzadeh)

So this leads me to my next question….how can Chad produce with the likes of David Garrad, Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill?   You have to remember that each QB that is listed, this is their first year in this offence, playbook and schema, with the exception of our first rounder.  Something just doesn’t add up.  An argument can be made that he is the best of what is remaining or how we are dropping too many passes on the “OTA” practice field.

But why take a risk on a player on the down side of his career. I think that this signing will resemble the signing of Randy Moss with the Titians.

I hope all supporters of this signing, that when we speak midway through this upcoming year, you can say ‘I told you so’, but for now I have serious doubts.

 

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