To say that the New England Patriots’ Chad Ochocinco experiment hasn’t worked out is an understatement. I guess you could at least say that while he hasn’t done anything on the field, at least he hasn’t destroyed the locker room.
According to the Boston Globe, Chad still needs to be told where to line up before plays because he doesn’t know the offense. The team gave up a fifth-round pick in 2012 and a 2013 sixth rounder to the Cincinnati Bengals. He got a $4.5 million signing bonus and his $1 million salary is guaranteed this year because he was on the Week 1 roster.
But, the fact remains that he’s been with the team for 10 weeks, doesn’t know the offense yet and has nine catches for 136 yards all season. That would be a good game, but it’s for the whole year.
There were also reports that the Patriots were interested in Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd, who was just shipped to the St. Louis Rams on Monday. If they would have added Lloyd, you think they’d keep a high-priced fifth receiver? Neither do we.
The fact is that Ochocinco might not make it through the bye week. He was targeted just once in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and the pass was incomplete. Brady threw it to where Ocho was supposed to be, but wasn’t. He was on the field for all of just seven snaps. Even when they throw it to him and he’s where he is supposed to be, he tends to drop the ball. And he doesn’t play special teams, so…
Yeah, we don’t think Ochocinco makes it through the whole season with the Patriots. He’s getting close to Randy “no one will even take a flier” Moss territory.