Picture Of The Day: Can This Work?
When the Cincinnati Bengals traded Chad Ochocinco to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the first question that came to most people’s mind was, “Can this work?”
I would like to go on record as saying “Yes it can!” Sure, two of Chad’s last three seasons in Cincinnati have been far from impressive, but in 2009 he did put up over 1000 yards and nine touchdowns, and he recorded at least 1200 years and seven touchdowns in every season from 2004 to 2007. Not to mention the fact that he had Carson Palmer throwing the ball to him, which is a far stretch from having Tom Brady throw the ball to you.
Ochocinco knows the opportunity that stands in front of him. And if he ever forgets for a second, you can expect that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be quick to remind him. He has also had a fairly clean bill of health throughout his career. If he can stay healthy, he should thrive in the Patriots offense and may even reach double digit touchdowns for only the second time in his career.