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Chad Ochocinco Factors In Bengals’ Kicking Game Against Pats
Total Pro Sports – With many fantasy football leagues approaching draft day owners will be interested to hear that Chad Ochocinco‘s stock has just risen. It may even be enough to put him on our next edition of Analyzing The Studs.
Last night during the Bengals preseason game against the New England Patriots, Ochocinco was unable to score a touchdown, but that didn’t stop him from getting on the board. Late in the fourth quarter following a Chris Henry touchdown to make it 6-3 for the Bengals, Chad entered the game with the field goal team.
The Bengals’ regular kicker, Shane Graham, had been hampered by an injury, but the team had a backup plan. Word one the street, according to commentary, is that Ochocinco has a great kicking leg and they weren’t lying. After setting up his footing, the ball was snapped and the Cincinnati wide receiver sent the ball right through the uprights with ease.
He wasn’t done there either. For the ensuing kickoff, Ochocinco once again showed off his leg and booted the ball down inside the Pats ten yard line. Talk about giving this guy even more reasons to praise himself. This should give him something to Twitter about.
As you would expect, Ochocinco had something to say following the game, including the introduction of another name change?
“‘Esteban’ Ochocinco is back, the most interesting footballer in the world,” Ochocinco said. “Everyone has to remember, I’ve always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.” [TSN.ca]
Esteban? Please tell me this is not for real.
The best part of it all was Ochocinco’s extra point would prove to be the difference in a 7-6 Bengals victory. Just think of the fantasy possibilities. Carson Palmer bombs a deep ball to Chad (or Esteban, if that’s what you prefer), which goes for a touchdown. After racking up all the points on the play from yardage and the touchdown, he comes out and adds another point to you total with the extra kick. Now that is fantasy production.
I guess if his newly revived relationship with Palmer goes sour, he can always join the kicking team.