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Stephen Ross could not resist the call of premium cable, putting his Dolphins front and center on Hard Knocks this summer. The move was panned for a variety of reasons, one of which was a perceived lack of entertainment value.
Enter Chad Ochocinco.
The mouthy receiver instantly increased the watchability of the show for non-Dolphins fans when he signed for the veteran minimum, which in turn will increase Miami's profile, or so Ross hopes. Ochocinco has never been lacking in the entertainment department—just check out his Twitter feed.
Of course, winning football games should be the ultimate goal for Ross and Miami, and Ochocinco does not seem to increase their chances in that department.
Though he is a big name compared to the likes of Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Clyde Gates and Legedu Naanee, his personality has long outshone his talent. His inability to assimilate New England's offense combined with his deteriorating skills at 34 years of age was the reason he was not even given a chance to win back his spot on the Patriots.
Sure, the wide receiver situation in Miami is a far cry from their AFC East rivals', but the chances he will be able to learn an equally complicated West Coast offense and stay competitive from a physical standpoint are slim. Once Hard Knocks is over, Ochocinco will enroll in the school of hard knocks.