Tag:Chad Ochocinco
Posted on: July 1, 2011 12:00 pm
Edited on: July 1, 2011 12:06 pm

Dhani Jones: Jordan Palmer 'not the answer' at QB

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It is with some irony that Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones would suggest teammate Jordan Palmer "is not the answer -- absolutely not" at quarterback. After all, it was just last week that Brian Urlacher, another Jones offseason target, pointed out Jones wasn't in the best position to be leveling criticism.

"I think we were drafted in the same class, right? Is he a 2000 guy? I haven't heard anything about him since then,” Urlacher said. “I saw him on a TV show with a bow tie on though. So I know him better for how the way he dresses than what he does on a football field. Guys are going to talk. I've definitely had a lot worse things said publicly from guys, so I can live with it."

 (This also gives us a reason to bust out our Urlacher vs. Jones graphic, which is always good for a couple laughs.)

Jones, appearing on the Rich Eisen Podcast, said he "would question the decision, absolutely," should Palmer win the starting job. Of course, Jones will be a free agent as soon as the lockout ends, so it may not be his problem to worry about (although he says he'd like to re-sign with Cincinnati).

It's been a busy few days for (soon-to-be-former) Bengals players. Chad Ochocinco went NASCAR joyriding, but not before telling a radio station that he might have to "whup [Marvin Lewis'] ass." He also has plans to wrestle alligators.

As for who will be under center when the season begins, second-round pick Andy Dalton has to be the early favorite. Lewis said last month that Dalton could be the Week 1 starter. All we've heard about the Palmers is that Carson sold his house and Jordan referred to him as a "former teammate."

We don't think Jones has anything to worry about. At least in terms of the Bengals' QB depth chart.

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Posted on: June 30, 2011 10:43 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 10:47 pm

Ochocinco takes a NASCAR joyride (VIDEO)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco was hanging out at Atlanta Motor Speedway today. You know, just chilling with Jeff Burton, practicing to be on the pit crew and racing around the track in speeds of well above 55 mph.

Why was he there? Eh, who the hell knows? Why does Ochocinco do anything? Like, as Will Brinson pointed out earlier today, he’s ridden bulls, he's reportedly lost his work ethic, he's scouted incoming rookies, he's threatened to change his name (again), he's promised to wrestle alligators, he's tried out for an MLS team.

Why does he do any of it? I mean, why not take a shot at NASCAR?

After his joyride around the track (as seen in the video below), Ochocinco discussed the experience.

It's good stuff, because what Ochocinco says is true. I’ve been racing like that before in a stock car with a NASCAR driver -- and forgive me, I don’t remember his name -- at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, and it’s exhilarating. He got us up to about 160 mph, and at that speed, it’s hard to keep your head level, never mind driving and trying not to crash among 30 other cars. And you just have no idea how steep the track is until you’re taking one of those turns.

Like Ochocinco says at the end of his interview, it’s pretty cool.

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Posted on: June 30, 2011 1:43 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 2:27 pm

Ocho on Marvin Lewis: 'I'm going to whup his ass'

Posted by Will Brinson

This is going to sound like a story we've already written once or twice this summer (no, no, it has nothing to do with Kenny Britt), but apparently Chad Ochocinco and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis are not BFF's at the moment.

In fact, Ocho recently told a radio station that he was going to "whup [Marvin's] ass" because of the shots that Lewis has taken over the summer at Ochocinco.

"I don’t know. Hopefully Marvin is doing this maybe to help me out," Ochocinco told The 2 Live Stews, via Sports Radio Interviews. "Maybe he is trying to cause some friction between himself and me. Maybe he doesn’t like me for real. He doesn’t like me well I don’t like him either. Maybe he’s doing this to help the situation out.

"Maybe he’s trying to do this to show Mike Brown I don’t think I can coincide with Chad, but dammit I can’t coincide with him either and if he really feels that way when I see him I’m going to whup his ass.”

I could have SWORN that Ocho already said this about Marvin Lewis at one point this year, but maybe I'm wrong.

Let's see here … *flips through file* … he's ridden bulls, he's reportedly lost his work ethic, he's scouted incoming rookies, he's threatened to change his name (again), he's promised to wrestle alligators, he's tried out for an MLS team, he's -- ah, here we go.

He's complained about Marvin Lewis using the word "ass" already this offseason.

Hopefully you'll pardon me for the confusion.

Posted on: June 29, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: June 29, 2011 4:52 pm

Hot Routes 6.29.11: Carson's Cincy home: sold

Posted by Ryan Wilson
  • First the Bills get new uniforms and now Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says that the team was wise to pass on a QB early in the April draft. Turns out, Kelly thinks incumbent Ryan Fitzpatrick is more than capable.
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Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:54 am
Edited on: June 28, 2011 1:07 pm

Houshmandzadeh says not to count out T.O.

OwensPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, the revelation that Bengals WR Terrell Owens tore his ACL doing … well, something and underwent surgery that could keep him out as much as six months was not news to Ravens WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He told the National Football Post he’s known this fact for months.

“Hopefully, it's not too severe and he'll be back soon,” Houshmandzadeh said. “He had a good year last year. I wouldn't ever count him out."

Houshmandzadeh is right. Owens had a solid season last year, wrestling the Bengals No. 1 WR spot away from Chad Ochocinco and catching 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. He’ll turn 38 in December, but as of last season, he still was a legit player in the league.

CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman has already reported that Owens has talked with several people about the possibility of retiring, but it also wouldn’t be a shock to see Owens try to return for another season (especially since his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has been saying that very thing today).

"He just speaks his mind," Houshmandzadeh said. "Sometimes, guys have something to prove. He has proved a lot. When I first met T.O., he was always real cool with me. I never had a problem with him. They talked about him like a dog in the media, but T.O. is a good dude. People just don't know him the way players in the NFL know him."

Yes, I'm sure Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo would be more than happy to vouch for Owens being "a good dude."

UPDATE (1:06 p.m. ET): According to the AP, via ESPN's Sportscenter, Rosenhaus said Owens could be good to go by August.

"The old injury has been repaired," Rosenhaus said. "He is many months into recovery and doing fantastic. No predictions on training camp, but he comes back fast from injuries. I won't rule him out of anything. He will be a starting receiver for someone this year."

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Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:31 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 10:57 am

Terrell Owens to miss six months with ACL injury?

Posted by Will Brinson

Injuries to NFL players have been almost an afterthought this offseason, mainly because of the lockout. They've existed only in the sense that if a big-name player is injured while working out, it might become a serious issue.

Well, a big-time player was injured: Terrell Owens will reportedly miss at least six months after undergoing ACL surgery.

That's according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, who reports that Owens injured his knee "during a personal workout" though the "cause of [the] injury [is] unknown."

Dr. James Andrews, perhaps the most famous knee specialist in sports, performed the surgery.

Bengals Offseason

Owens, who signed a one-year deal with the Bengals before last year, was surprisingly productive in Cincinnati alongside Chad Ochocinco, but the team's offense struggled and Owens, always a controversial figure, was locked into not returning to Cincy next year. (You can tell this because he's publicly ripped into the coaching staff.)

Given that Owens will turn 38 this year, it stands to reason that he won't play in all of 2011, if he's going to miss six months. And, it's entirely possible that Owens could end up retiring.

Though given his incredible track record for production as he aged, as well as his propensity to stay in the spotlight, assuming that seems a bit premature at this stage.

Either way, don't expect to see a ton of "Where will T.O. sign this year?" stories any time soon.

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Posted on: June 26, 2011 1:49 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 9:21 am

Chad Ochocinco is going to wrestle alligators

Posted by Will Brinson

Have you heard about some of the zany things that Chad Ochocinco has done this offseason? You probably have. But if not, you should probably know that he's ridden bulls and tried out for a Major League Soccer team.

These "stunts" resulted in Bengals owner Mike Brown joking (maybe) that Ocho should pick up snake wrangling. Now the wide receiver says he will wrestle alligators.

"I just one-upped (Brown): I am wrestling alligators," Ochocinco told WXIX-TV following a recent training session. "Actually, catching them in the wild, which is going to be really interesting, I am catching them in the wild."

"Don't laugh, like I am serious and you'll see it. And I am living life.

"It's pretty dangerous, I could lose an arm, lose a leg, you know ... so was bull riding," Ochocinco said. "So the chance of me getting hurt on the bull is similar to the chance as me winning the lottery, slim to none. And the same thing with alligators. If he bites me, I can still play with one arm [because] I can kick, seriously."
Bengals Offseason

Ochcoinco CAN kick ... but whether or not he can safely manage to wrestle alligators is an entirely different story altogether.

It may not matter, of course -- there's a new labor deal (hopefully) on the horizon, and once the lockout's lifted, Ochocinco can bank his current -- and any other future -- employer making sure that he's aware of certain clauses in his contract which prohibit him from engaging in dangerous activities.

Although, really, can it be any less safe than associating himself with Terrelle Pryor?

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Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:33 pm

Hot Routes 6.25.11: A farewell to Nick Charles

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • A fond farewell to Nick Charles, the first sports anchor at CNN who died today at the age of 64 from bladder cancer. Even at the end of his life, he was most inspirational. 
  • CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman has four scenarios for when the lockout might end.
  • CBSSports.com’s own Andy Benoit, writing for the NY Times, gives his top-10 list of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

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