ESPN reports that TO has signed a two year, two million dollar deal with the bengals. Further details to be released at a later time. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5414820
OT: Owens signs with bengals.
So now TO and Ochocinco are more than just VH1 teammates?
I'm looking for a 2 letter word for publicity stunt. Any ideas?
... the ego this team is going to have with ochocinco, TO, and cedric benson?
Ochocinco, is outspoken and egotistical, but is at least a team player and a great guy. Benson seems to have left much of his ego in Chicago.
I want to see how T.O. reacts to being the 3rd string receiver, behind Ochocinco, and Bryant. Also I want to see if he complains about Palmer, because while Carson can shrug it off when Ochocinco does it (they have a great bond and really seem to understand each other) I doubt he'll let T.O. bash him.
I heard there were some concerns with Bryant's knee recovery schedule. Isn't that why they went after TO in the first place?
Not my Bengals!
Skip Clueless should be very entertaining on First and Ten in the morning.
Poor Carson Palmer.
I feel that this is at least a better fit for him rather the then the rumors about him being sought after by the NY Jets.
And it probably isn't popular opinion, but I think this is a good move by the Bengals. I'm no TO fan, haven't been, but the Bengals need wideouts. If TO has anything, I mean anything, left in the tank, they just got an absolute steal. Like it or not TO is one of the best WR of our generation and maybe ever. He hasn't had the best hands (not even close really) but there are few that have his ability to run routes, get seperation, and out muscle and run anyone in the league. It's amazing how great he was with really having only average hands for a WR. He isn't the same player he once was, but for some reason I think he knows that, and maybe he's not the same person anymore either. Maybe he just didn't get as much coverage because it was Buffalo, but he seemed pretty quiet last year even when everything wasn't coming up roses. It's not like TO is a criminal, and as much as we all hate his antics, he always gives his all on the field. It's a big time risk, but I think a smart one
T.O. is my favorite player. What he did for the Cowboys in his short stay was spectacular.(I think he was in the top 3 for passing td's over that 3 year span). Like him or not he is a future Hall of Fame inductee. I heard on ESPN that he would play the other wide position and that Bryant would play slot. I wouldn't sleep on T.O. in the fantasy department this year either. I think the media blows up how much of a "cancer" he really is. He's one of the hardest workers you could have in the NFL and he's a proven go to target. I would take him on my Cowboys again in a heartbeat. But, I'm probably tired of Roy Willams. If you can help the team win but you ask for the ball too much that doesn't bother me much. He's dominate. (Sorry for the rant).
6 weeks into the season before he kills himself...
at least T.O.
this may just be crazy enough to work. Can crazy cancel out crazy in the super ego world of NFL wideouts with god awful reality shows? Ahhh, probably not.
...I am so happy right now. If there is such a thing as addition by subtraction, then this has to be subtraction by addition. I love this move... for the rest of the AFC North.
T.O. was out of work not because of his attitude, but because his talent had diminished to the point that he was just no longer worth it. That's why he led the league in drops with Dallas, failed to take contact over the middle with Buffalo, and why he only caught deep balls when the defense had a complete lapse in coverage.
From a Ravens secondary that looks shaky this year, thank you Cincy. You made our lives a little bit easier.
He had 829 receiving yards last year. On the Bills. He's still pretty good.
Chad Johnson, Tank Johnson, Pacman, Matt Jones, Carlos Dunlap had troubles at Florida, Cedric Benson, and now TO? Is it even possible to cram one more asshole into that locker room?
I'll defend Ochocinco to the death (actually I already did, see above), but I hated each one of those deals when they happened, but they seem to have worked out, these guys are doing a lot better than they used to, maybe they all realize this is their last chance.
Although we have yet to see how Pacman, Dun;lap, and Owens do.
I wouldn't compare T.O. to Tank Johnson, Pacman, Matt Jones He has never had any legal issues.
they might only have 2 real star offensive players not including QB, but they will have one of the most prolific offenses in the league this year due to the options they have, Ocho on one side, T.O and Bryant/Caldwell/Jones on another, with Gresham at TE, and defenses know that Palmer is the real deal. Benson must be loving this, dude will get 100 yds a game on only 18-20 rushes this year with defenses trying to stop the pass (well, maybe not that many yards, but his ypc will go up for sure)
It may have hurt all of their fantasy production because they will spread the ball around so much. Or it could have the opposite effect.