No. 85 didn't expect to have a season like this.
Chad Ochocinco has had his share of touchdown celebrations in the NFL.
But he only scored once this year.
In 15 games, Ochocinco caught a career-low 15 passes for only 276 yards.
The minimal output was shocking for a wideout who amassed seven 1,000-yard seasons in his colorful career with the Cincinnati Bengals.
During Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, Chad hauled in his first TD catch as a Patriot. Many believed that the big play was a sign of things to come.
Sadly, it was not.
Say what you want about No. 85, but the man bought into the Patriot way. He wasn't a locker room killer. He didn't call out his teammates or coaches. Chad "Johnson" wanted to win this year, anyway he could.
In the end, what held Chad back this year was an inability to grasp the offense. Within the Patriots' scheme, many drives are run strictly in the no-huddle offense.
Ochocinco just didn't have time to think about the play before the snap of the ball.
No question, Chad Ochocinco was the biggest under-performer for the Patriots during the 2011 season.