If you watched the NFL Network at all this past week, you probably saw the interview with Chad Ochocinco informing the world that he is embarrassed with his performance last season and that he expects to put up much better numbers this year.
Included in the interview was some video of Chad's new training regiment this offseason—boxing.
If you've heard of someone else training in boxing to get ready for the season its because you have—T.J. Houshmandzadeh has been doing this for some time. However, like everything else Chad gets the credit.
Oh well, I hope T.J. has an amazing year with Seattle, which, considering the fact that the 'hawks are in the weak NFC West, he probably will. Especially with the defenses they are assembling.
Regardless, I hope he wins himself a ring before his career is over.
I don't know what to think when it comes to Chad, I really don't.
At the end of the interview he shouted "Cincinnati...embrace me!!!"
While Chad may think this is easy for us to do, I simply can't. The guy has publicly embarrassed this franchise.
Granted, Mike Brown doesn't need any help to embarrass himself and the Bengals, but players can't just spend weeks slamming an organization and it's fans and expect everyone to embrace him like they once did. Ochocinco has become nothing more than a cancer in a locker room.
With all that, he said he's played his cards, and now that the team is starting to look like the real deal he wants back in. Well, not that simple. Players have to work to be great, something 85 once did.
He has proven that he is only interested in being part of the problem, not part of the solution.
I think everyone is ready to move on, even Carson Palmer.
So—hopefully Chad's boxing skills can prevent something like this from happening again!