Cincinnati Bengals

Ochocinco Fails to Remember That He Has to Play In The AFC North.. TWICE

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4:  NFL player Chad Ochocinco attends game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Bare KnucksAnalyst IJune 19, 2009

Chad Ochocinco is back at it. Coming off a season in which he caught only 4 touchdown passes for a mediocre 540 yards, the flamboyant Ochocinco is predicting the Cincinnati Bengals to make the playoffs this season.

During Bengals minicamp, the wide-out had this to say:

“It’s going to be a great year; we’re going to the playoffs… We’re going … We’re making progress. I mean, I see it, and I can come out on a limb and say what we’re going to do” (ESPN.com).

Don’t get it twisted Chad, ‘progress’ is one thing, but playoffs? Come on now, let’s be rationale. It’s hard for a team who finished the regular season 4-11-1 to not experience progress. With QB Carson Palmer healthy and a solid draft, I’m sure the Bengals are experiencing improvement, but predicting a postseason appearance for the ‘Nati is just silly.

It’s not surprising that Ochocinco is running his mouth and making noise this off-season. He is a clown, and that is what clowns do, entertain. I mean, the guy legally changed his last name from Johnson to Ochocinco.

What makes his prediction even more ridiculous is that Cincinnati doesn’t play in some cupcake division. The AFC North is extremely tough. The Bengals have to face the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and a tough Baltimore Ravens team twice. Given their rebuilding stage I left the Browns out, but even Cleveland split games with Cincinnati last season. If we go off last year’s results, which I feel is a reasonable assumption; the Bengals will lose 5 of 6 division games. [Read more...]

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