Let me start off by saying that I am the biggest Chad Ochocinco fan you'll ever meet.
He gets a tweet from me almost every day and I have three of his jerseys along with a giant fathead of him when he was with Cincinnati but Mr. Ochocinco had a horrendous season. Absolutely terrible.
The man had 15 receptions for 276 yards and one touchdown. I love Ocho but he can't keep putting up these seasons or else he'll be in the same boat as T.O. I believe the soon-to-be Mr. Johnson should be given one more chance in Foxboro.
Chad came into the season with New England looking for a fresh start after withstanding multiple years of trouble with his coach Marvin Lewis.
He made it to the playoffs once in those 10 dreadful years not to mention Cincinnati was a shipwreck when Ocho was there because of players like Carson Palmer, who straight-up quit on their team.
He also had TEN YEARS to learn a playbook and he never had a problem of any "fans" harassing him after every practice or every game about why he isn't playing because no one cares in Cincy. No one expects you to win so when you do fail, no one is surprised.
Ocho also joined the Patriots in a season like nobody has ever seen before. He joined right after a lockout and got thrown into one of the best organizations in football, and everyone expected him to excel, including myself.
Personally, I don't know how intricate the Patriots playbook is, but I'm pretty confident that it's a hard thing to learn especially in a shortened off-season.
Will Ochocinco last another season with New England?
I honestly think that if Chad Ochocinco gets to stay for the second year of his three-year contract with the New England Patriots that he will excel and we will see the old Ochocinco again. Give him a full off-season to get all the kinks out and you will see a lot of 85 in the end zone.
I mean how much worse could it get? He pretty much did nothing this year and they lost the Super Bowl. How many teams can say that their big offseason acquisition failed miserably but they still made it to the Championship?
If Chad can find his inner Ochocinco and the Patriots play the same way they did this year then I don't know how anybody can say they are anything but Super Bowl favorites. Their defense is only going to get better and Tom Brady is well...Tom Brady.
This is the best team for Ocho to shine, and I sure hope we see more seasons of him in a Patriots jersey.
So Chad, if you're reading this, then realize if you want to keep your job, you're going to need to shine this year or else you're sadly going to end up in arena football, and we all know you belong in the National Football League.