I cannot wait to watch this NFL season. If it is half as good as the last two days we are all going to have a ball. I am happy for Chad Ochocinco. I think he will do well in New England. He is a very difficult guy to handle running quick routes in man coverage. In his prime, I thought he was the quickest route runner in the league. He is clearly not what he once was, but in New England's spread style of offense, he will get a lot of single coverage on short quick routes and should have a big year. Chad Ochocinco still does not answer the Patriots need for a deep threat, but maybe we were all just spoiled watching Randy Moss with Brady. That deep threat combination was the best in the history of the league, and we may never see anything like it again.
I am also happy for the Cincinnati Bengals. It was time for T.O. (I assume he is gone) and Chad to go. The locker room was split and dysfunctional. For all the criticism Mike Brown receives, he is doing exactly what I would do with this team, go young. The Bengals have been a side-show for too long. Carson Palmer has retired in part because of that side-show. I wonder if Carson would have been willing to stay if he had known that both Chad and T.O. would be gone? If Carson calls Mike Brown tomorrow and says I am ready to come back it would not totally stun me. If he misses a week of camp, I hope he stays retired. The Bengals need to develop a football team and quit selling tickets to the circus. They are on their way.