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Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails

Posted on: July 30, 2011 2:51 pm
 
C. Ochocinco meets the media for the first time (AP).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You might have heard something about the Patriots making some pretty interesting moves during free agency in the past few days. For one, they traded two low draft picks to the Bengals for WR Chad Ochocinco. For two, they acquired somewhat-moody, rarely in-shape Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins.

Luckily for you, we’ve got news on each new Patriots player and how they’re handling their new surroundings.

1) Chad Ochocinco met with the New England media today for the first time, and it’s clear the Patriot-ifcation of the outspoken WR has already begun. He said he probably won’t say much to the media going forward, and then afterward, he asked for a group hug (that latter point is very un-Belichickian, by the way).

“I will always be me,” Ochocinco told reporters in quotes distributed by the team. “It has been a part of my game to always be me, but there is a certain way the Patriots do it and it’s easy for me. I’ve always been a chameleon, so I am going to blend in and do it the Patriot way, which is win. ... There is no need for some of the stuff I did before. There’s no need for it.”

I guess that means he won’t be sending opposing DBs little presents in the week before their games, and I guess that means he won’t be celebrating touchdowns in quite the same way. And as WR Wes Welker would advise him, Ochocinco also probably shouldn’t share any good Rex Ryan foot-fetish jokes he’s heard.

Either way, Ochocinco feels recharged.

“It’s hard to maintain a high level of productivity when things are always up and down,” he said, “The thing about this place [is that] it’s consistent. …  There is only so much that I can control and the position that I was in. In Cincinnati I did the best I could to my ability, and I did it in sort of a noisy way and that says a lot for me -- to be able to talk it and still walk it. To be able to come here, regardless of who is in, they get it done here. I call it riding the wave; I am going to enjoy it.”

He’ll enjoy it while wearing his old No. 85.

“This was Mr. [Aaron] Hernandez’s way of greeting me here,” Ochocinco said. “He gave me the number and I didn’t have to pay anything, I just shook his hand and I said, ‘Thank you.’ … I drive a Toyota Prius, so I was going to let him use my Prius on the weekends, and that’s about the best I can do right now. I have some left over McDonald’s coupons since I don’t eat there anymore.”

2) The reports coming out of New England also say that, perhaps not surprisingly, Haynesworth didn’t pass his conditioning test Saturday. Though Belichick didn’t confirm or deny that, he did say Haynesworth isn’t ready to play quite yet.

“There are things we still need to do with Albert for him to be able get on the practice field and when those things are done, he’ll be out there,” Belichick said.

Good to see that Haynesworth has learned from his past mistakes.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails



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Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails


Ohhhh, I see.
Based on the rest of your babbling...NO, you don't


 
And your the only one that knows this or do a bunch of other people know it aslo
This case has disappeared quicker than a used condom in a married guys house before his wife gets home. No one said they were sure a payoff was made and you'll ever know.   

But everybodies keeping it a secret, right?
Generall payffs in this type of case are secret and will never come out due mainly to gag orders that are in place to protect all parties. These gag orders are legal document agreed upon by both parties as well as their respective lawyers. So yeah...it is a secret.

Funny how I remember him being investigated by the D.A., who was trying to make a name for himself by charging him and prosecuting him so his name would be in the papers and all over the news.
No you remember it being Ray Leiws since that was the case there...it was election time and the prosecutor was running for top office.

 
Except I never heard the girl say she wasn't going to press charges!
This is where it proves you watch wat too much TV. It was a felony and the girl has no say as to pressing charges. The DA assigns an investigator to look into the allegations and evidence at hand. An investigative report is compiled and it is reviewed to determine if enough evidence is present to take it to a grand jury for formal charges being made.

Your one of those guys that finds someone guilty not only before he's been tried, but before he's even been arrested.
And you are one of those guys who presumes innocence just because the accused is on your favorite team.

 because your the only one that has all of the inside info in Philly when things happen in Georgia, right? You freakin dumb ass!!!! Try making some sense ya freakin idiot!
Maybe he does know something about law and you just can't accept it. So who does that make the dumb-ass? 



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:57 am
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails

Ben was never arrested because he made a payment to the girl and no D.A could bring charges without her saying anything.

Ohhhh, I see. And your the only one that knows this or do a bunch of other people know it aslo? But everybodies keeping it a secret, right? Funny how I remember him being investigated by the D.A., who was trying to make a name for himself by charging him and prosecuting him so his name would be in the papers and all over the news. Except I never heard the girl say she wasn't going to press charges! Your one of those guys that finds someone guilty not only before he's been tried, but before he's even been arrested. because your the only one that has all of the inside info in Philly when things happen in Georgia, right? You freakin dumb ass!!!! Try making some sense ya freakin idiot!




Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:50 am
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails

This is why the Pats don't talk to the press much. Probably 100 players didn't pass their physicals and or conditioning tests . Albert possibly didn't pass his..... Big headline . No confirmation. They just want a public controversy to sell news... No story here.



Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:37 am
 

Albery DIDNT fail...by the way

he passed. Either a wrong story. Or he immediately passed the next test



Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:35 am
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails

yeah..sooner or later these players wont work out. Just funny though..it ALWAYS seems to work out. Maybe this year though. So many Patriot haters..because they are successful. I love the Belicheat comments. U know every team videotapes opposing signal callers right? Is it wrong? Yes...but Gruden, Edwards, Ditka, and "un-named" current coaches said every single team does it. But keep the cheat comments coming. Its funny. Fans of teams that never win have to say something about the teams that win. I get it...trust me. Im a Red SOx fan. I am realizing how dumb i probably looked though always talking crap about the Yankees. I despise the Yankees..but you cant argue facts



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:01 am
 

Things stay same: Ochocinco talks, Albert fails

Does Ochocinco really drive a Prius? That would be kinda cool and a refreshing change from all these ridiculous over-sized SUVs most athletes seem to drive to match their over-sized egos. lol



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