Chad Ochocinco Signs with Dolphins: Why Miami Made a Great Move

Ray Garcia@tpsrayContributor IIIJune 13, 2012

Chad Ochocinco Signs with Dolphins: Why Miami Made a Great Move

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    After a forgettable season in New England and talk of declining skills, we all heard the reasons why the Miami Dolphins (and just about every other team) should steer clear of signing Chad Ochocinco.

    Now that Miami has pulled the trigger and he is a Dolphin, let’s discuss why this was a great move.

Reason Number 1: Veteran Experience

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    Chad Ochocinco has been part of some good—and not so good—offenses. While with Cincinnati and New England, he went to the playoffs three times, the Pro Bowl six times and accumulated over 1,000 receiving yards seven times.

    Are his skills declining? Perhaps.

    But Miami needs a dependable veteran wide receiver after trading Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears.

    When you compare Ochocinco’s career stats to all the current WRs on the Dolphins roster combined, it’s a no-brainer:

    Career Stats




    Chad Ochocinco




    All current Dolphins WRs on roster




Reason Number 2: He Has Something to Prove

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    Ochocinco knows what the press and fans are saying about his time in New England: “He couldn’t grasp the system” and “He’s lost a step”.

    Chad still believes he’s an elite wide receiver, and he wants to prove it. Even if it means he has to catch passes from Matt Moore, David Garrard or Ryan Tannehill and take an incentive-laden deal for one year.

Reason Number 3: Swagger

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    Much like his former teammate Terrell Owens, Ochocinco’s ego is bigger than life. He spent a quiet season with the Patriots. That’s an entire season of pent-up ego, sound bites and end zone celebrations waiting to explode!

    Add the Miami Dolphins being featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” television show this year, and you have got the perfect recipe for prime-time (no offense Deion) entertainment! Chad's OchoCinco News Network (OCNN) will be working overtime!

Chad Ochocinco Is Coming Home

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    Get ready! Love him or hate him, 34-year-old Miami native Chad Ochocino is coming home. This may be the last chance he has to prove he is still a relevant and productive wide receiver in the NFL. And to do that, he is going to pull out all the stops.

    Lights, camera, action, Dolphin fans. This is going to be a fun ride!