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OchoCinco and Donovan McNabb: Lombardi Trophy In Philadelphia?

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back in the pocket and looks for the open receiver during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Marc FisherContributor IApril 8, 2009

There are rumors that the Philadelphia Eagles are in talks with the Cincinnati Bengals for Chad Johnsonoh, excuse meOchoCinco.

What an interesting idea. Let's see how this would play out.

We all know what happened the last time Donovan brought a friend in to be a wide receiver. Remember? How he lobbied Big Red after the Pro Bowl of '03.

And we went straight to the Superbowl that year. What a ride that was. Of course the eventual meltdown that everyone in the world saw coming eventually, probably came a little sooner than expected.

So, onto OchoCinco.

Is he like T.O? He's a big, physical receiver, he put up great numbers two seasons ago, and he has stayed on one team his whole career.

Maybe he's like T.O, just decaffeinated!

As an Eagles fan, I hope so.

Eagles fans are rabid for a Lombardi trophy. If it was up to us, we would have brought in every player that hit the free agency market, and had a roster of 400 players.

Numero 85 would be a welcome addition to an offense looking to fill in a hole that Reggie Brown never lived up to.

Additionally, I think Ocho brings a swagger to his game. He is loud-mouthed, and a little over-the-top, but if he helps bring the Eagles their first Superbowl championship, who will care? He'll be a hero.

Which brings us to that other wide receiver so often tied to the Eagles, Anquan Boldin. Does this improve his chances of staying a Cardinal, or does it force the Cardinals hand into lessening their asking price?

Boldin is younger, and therefore has more years to give. However, as we all know, an NFL contract is pretty much as valuable as the paper it's written on. So longevity in a contract doesn't mean too much.

To quote PFT, "I'm tired of routing for laundry". I say this as my B. Dawkins jersey, barely six months old, hangs in my closet more like a historical document than a team jersey. Thank God that I got rid of that cursed T.O jersey when I had the chance.

 

 

 

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