After news broke yesterday that Terrell Owens would be signing a one-year, 2 million dollar deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, I couldn't help but wonder what kind of hilarious antics we would be treated to this year.
T.O. has been called a distraction and locker room problem throughout his career, and rightfully so; but it could be a different situation with the Bengals.
Think about it. The Bengals have put up with all the crazy things Chad Ochocinco has done in his nine-year tenure with the team. He has changed his last name, got fined for ridiculous celebrations and comments, and basically been a huge possible distraction for his teammates.
Personally, I love what Chad Ochocinco brings to the NFL. He does all of his antics without overstepping his bounds. Even though he does get fined by the NFL sometimes, it is never anything offensive or out of line, it's just because he is in the No Fun League.
Now that T.O. has joined the Bengals, Ochocinco will be even happier to be in Cincinnati, seeing as how the two receivers are very good friends and have been hanging out a lot this off-season.
With the two joining forces on the Bengals, T.O. will likely be on his best behavior because of the relationship he has with Ochocinco.
On the other side of the coin, the Bengals also keep Ochocinco very happy because he has a teammate that will demand a lot of defensive respect, giving him more space to work with on the field.
Another plus for T.O. in this situation is his quarterback. Carson Palmer is one of the league's best, and he could be the first to avoid the wrath of Owens' complaints, especially since the receiver just got done catching passes from the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Trent Edwards.
Finally, the deal is only for one-year, so if the team does run into problems, it will be very easy to cut ties with the 35-year old Owens.
It really couldn't have worked out better for any other team.