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Tag:Chad Ochocinco
Posted on: June 15, 2010 5:55 pm
 

The return of Ochocinco

CINCINNATI – As expected, Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco made his offseason debut Tuesday, and though he declared he was in tremendous shape, he didn’t get in much work during the first two practices of mini-camp.

Though Andy took my money quote ( in case you missed it, here it is: “I just need everybody to trust in me like birth control. I’m going to be there for you 99.9 percent of the time.” As an aside to the original aside, Jets CB Darrelle Revis could tell you about the other 0.1 percent of the time) , Ochocinco talked about why his teammates should trust him.

The question comes because Ochocinco missed voluntary workouts yet again – this year, he spent his time on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and he’s currently filming a reality dating show for vh1.

“I could die and resurrect and handle my business,” Ochocinco told us after the morning practice. “In general, people need to trust when I’m not here. That should never, ever, ever, ever be a question. Ever. You already know how I am when I get here. You know what you’re getting. It’s the outside. My teammates know what time it is.

“I just want everybody to remember that nothing has changed. It seems there are always questions when I’m not here. But I’m still training and working out the same way. The same way I’ve done in the past years. I’m still hungry, and I have a love and passion for this game. Nothing’s changed.”

Except that he’s not in the same kind of shape he’d be in if he had attended OTAs with most of the rest of his teammates. That’s why he didn’t get much action in the practices today.

“We didn’t want to overdo it,” offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said. “If he hasn’t been doing a lot of football stuff, you have to ease him back into it. You can tell he hasn’t done a lot of football. I think he’s in pretty good shape, but there’s a big difference in football where you’re running routes and sticking your foot in the ground and putting pressure on your joints. You can tell he hasn’t been doing a lot of route running.”

Once minicamp ends Thursday, Ochocinco said he’ll fly to Las Vegas and train in the boxing gym with Floyd Mayweather Jr. to further his preparation for the season.

“It’s the quickness, the hand-eye coordination,” Ochocinco said. “My feet aren’t going anywhere. The cardio that boxing gives me, especially working out with him, will shot me up there. I’ll come back in stupid shape.”

Maybe in good enough shape to run through an entire practice.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:39 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco's Latest Quote

From the Cincinnati Enquirer....

“I’m dependable like birth control, 99.9 percent of the time.”

--Chad Ochocinco



--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 14, 2010 9:49 am
 

And away we go

You might have noticed last week that CBSSports.com added a new blog, MLB Facts and Rumors. You might have wondered, "Man, I really wish CBSSports.com would add a couple of experienced, funny, well-read, handsome bloggers to write about the NFL comings and goings." If so, today is your lucky day, for today is the day we begin the NFL version of Facts and Rumors. Naturally, we're calling it NFL Facts and Rumors.

My name is Josh Katzowitz, formerly of the now-defunct Cincinnati Post. I've been a freelance writer for the past 2 1/2 years, contributing to the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe and a variety of other newspapers, magazines and web sites. I was lucky enough to be a member of the initial Rapid Reports team last season, when CBSSports.com embedded a reporter with each NFL team. I was with the Bengals, so if you have any Chad Ochocinco questions (What does "Kiss the Baby" mean? Is he ever going to show up for offseason workouts? How often does his Twitter account actually make sense?), I might be able to answer them.

Coming on later today is Andy Benoit, but I'll leave it to him if he wants to introduce himself.

This, of course, will be your one-stop shot for NFL news, rumors and analysis, and since we know NFL fans are passionate and will inhale all NFL news - no matter how minute - we'll give you exactly what you want. Think of us as your tour guides on this NFL safari. We'll keep you safe from the Lions and snakes, and we'll give the commentary you so badly desire. We've also got pretty cool hats.

So, that's that. We're starting today, and we couldn't be more excited. Check back early and often.

Two promises: I promise that I won't again refer to myself on this blog as handsome (though that's not a promise I necessary will keep), and I promise I won't make another safari analogy.

This blog should be a good time. I'm looking forward to it.
 
--Josh Katzowitz

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl.



Category: NFL
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