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icehole3
06-03-2009, 12:39 PM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/03/former-bengal-talks-about-ochocinco-fueled-distractions/


FORMER BENGAL TALKS ABOUT OCHOCINCO-FUELED DISTRACTIONS
Posted by Mike Florio on June 3, 2009, 8:17 a.m. EDT
Center Eric Ghiaciuc left the Cincinnati Bengals via free agency, landing with the Chiefs.

And Ghiaciuc recently told his new teamís official web site that a certain player on the Bengals often is disruptive.

ďAs much as you try to focus on football with your day-to-day routine of meetings, lifting, walkthroughs, practices, games, you can focus but itís still there,Ē Ghiaciuc said. ďItís like when you turn your head, itís still behind you. I think we were doing our best to focus on what needed to be focused on in our profession, but it was there and it was a bit of a problem.Ē

Thatís different from what weíve previously heard about the receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson.

Sure, the guy is a distraction. But the most of the players have gotten numb to his antics.

Then again, a guy in prison can get used to the food ó and then complain about it once heís on the outside.

So maybe itís good that Ochocinco is spending the voluntary portion of the offseason workouts away from guys who might be much happier not having to deal with him.

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Reds4Life
06-03-2009, 01:09 PM
They need to just trade him and move on. He's a cancer, how many people have to say it before they finally do something?

dsmith421
06-03-2009, 01:17 PM
This makes Ghiaciuc's play make more sense--maybe he figured that by lying flat on his back after snapping the ball he wouldn't "distract" the quarterback.

CTA513
06-03-2009, 01:20 PM
This makes Ghiaciuc's play make more sense--maybe he figured that by lying flat on his back after snapping the ball he wouldn't "distract" the quarterback.

:beerme:

OesterPoster
06-03-2009, 01:24 PM
This makes Ghiaciuc's play make more sense--maybe he figured that by lying flat on his back after snapping the ball he wouldn't "distract" the quarterback.

Dang it! I can't believe it took someone 38 minutes to point this out before I had a chance to say it myself.

I should have skipped lunch today. :D

TheBigLebowski
06-03-2009, 03:38 PM
I say Guy-Check is only slightly more effective than a turnstile.

GIDP
06-03-2009, 03:47 PM
and so was Ghiaciucs inability to block someone, but I dont hear chad talking about that.

cincrazy
06-03-2009, 05:41 PM
That guy is really calling someone else a distraction? Having a center who couldn't block my 91 year old great grandmother is a distraction, especially when you're the QB.

Chip R
06-03-2009, 06:20 PM
That guy is really calling someone else a distraction? Having a center who couldn't block my 91 year old great grandmother is a distraction, especially when you're the QB.


Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

camisadelgolf
06-04-2009, 07:19 AM
Dang it! I can't believe it took someone 38 minutes to point this out before I had a chance to say it myself.

I should have skipped lunch today. :D
I opened this thread to say the same thing.

Tony Cloninger
06-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Just beacuse his play at center sucked....does not mean he is not dead on about Chad Muy Aburrido.

RedFanAlways1966
06-05-2009, 10:13 PM
Just beacuse his play at center sucked....does not mean he is not dead on about Chad Muy Aburrido.

I agree that Ghiaciuc stunk. I also agree with the above comment.

texasdave
06-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Read on CNNSI and posted for your consumption.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/105551-ochocinco-admits-slacking-in-08?eref=sihp


What seemed to be Chad Ochocinco week on the NFL Network wrapped up Friday with a blunt admission from the Bengals wide receiver about his performance last season. "I'm not even going to lie to you, I'm going to say it. Last year, the offseason, I didn't lift one weight, I didn't run one route, I didn't exercise. I didn't do nothing because my focus was on getting out of a situation I didn't want to be in. I'm not going to lie," Ochocinco said.

icehole3
06-07-2009, 07:59 AM
Chadetta, he's like the octo mom Nadya Suleman, knows she made a mistake and decides to have more, he's so camera hungry. I cant wait for Hard knocks, some part of me wishes the Bengals had never agreed to do it and on the other hand I feel the Bengals deserve what ever BS Chadetta dishes out on film.

Kingspoint
06-08-2009, 08:18 PM
When it's all said and done, Chad will lead the Bengals in receiving yards this season.

That's something that cannot be replaced.

paintmered
06-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Read on CNNSI and posted for your consumption.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/105551-ochocinco-admits-slacking-in-08?eref=sihp

Chad, you agreed to be in that situation when you signed the contact extension.

Screwball
06-12-2009, 02:44 AM
Chad fires back:


Told that former center Eric Ghiaciuc indicated The Ocho was a distraction, he fired back, "Ghiaciuc's play was a distraction. Of all people to call me that."

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/chad-chirping/b8b07ed8-3a8c-4c5b-b047-161eeb720b2d

:lol:

bucksfan2
06-12-2009, 08:12 AM
I think Chad is due for a monster year this year. It seems like his head is in the right place now, instead of being all over the place last season. When Chad is joking around with players and the media is when he is at his best. When he is not talking and is sulking around he is at his worst.

dsmith421
06-12-2009, 10:46 AM
Chad's a total pain in the rear but that needed said.

DTCromer
06-12-2009, 12:16 PM
Chad fires back:



http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/chad-chirping/b8b07ed8-3a8c-4c5b-b047-161eeb720b2d

:lol:

I love Chad. Bengals fans take him too seriously.

Yachtzee
06-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Chad fires back:



http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/chad-chirping/b8b07ed8-3a8c-4c5b-b047-161eeb720b2d

:lol:

The dude walked right into that one.

StillFunkyB
06-12-2009, 08:33 PM
I say Guy-Check is only slightly more effective than a turnstile.

That's being a little generous. I am so glad he is gone.

redsfandan
06-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Seems like Chad wants to prove that he's capable of more than what he did last season. Hopefully he can do that.

Redsfaithful
06-13-2009, 03:38 PM
Chad's trying to make everyone love him again. This isn't a bad start.

Chip R
06-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Chad's trying to make everyone love him again. This isn't a bad start.


All he has to do is produce and he could run for mayor.

texasdave
07-08-2009, 05:39 PM
Keeping the spotlight focused totally on Ochocinco.


So, is it possible to type, run one's mouth and catch passes in the NFL all at the same time? Chad Ochocinco is promising to send out updates on Twitter during regular-season games. He was on KGOW radio in Houston and said this of tweeting (Via SportsRadioInterviews.com): "You know, it's funny - I like it. I like it because it gives me the opportunity to reach out to thousands of people at one time. It gives me a chance to get my story across when something goes wrong . . . It's big for me and I'm taking it a step further. I have my own application coming out where people will be able to interact and follow me. You know more than through just the keyboard and reading my messages - you'll actually be able to follow me and when the season starts, it's going to get even worse. I'm going to really make it fun. I'm using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I'm going to be taking it to the next level."

He is taking egocentric to the next level.

GIDP
07-08-2009, 05:50 PM
or hes just sitting back and laughing at how much people hang on his every word.

savafan
07-09-2009, 11:40 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/The_Trenches/entry/view/28161/no_fun_league_bans_in-game_twittering

The NFL will not allow in-game Twittering by players, coaches or others on the sidelines during games, league spokesman Greg Aiello told ProFootballTalk.com on Thursday.

"We already have a rule that prohibits the use of cell phones or other handheld devices in the bench area during games," Aiello told the website via e-mail.

The issue came up when Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco told a radio station this week that he inteded to start sending 'tweets' during regular-season games.

"I'm going to really make it fun. I'm using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I'm going to be taking it to the next level," he told KGOW in Houston.

PFT promises to look into whether the NFL's ban on handhelds extends to the locker room.

Jim Mora was fined $25,000 for taking a cellular phone call during a game in 2005.


Chad's reply via Twitter:

http://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco

Damn NFL and these rules, I am going by my own set of rules, I ain't hurting nobody or getting in trouble, I am putting my foot down!!

Eric_the_Red
07-10-2009, 01:20 AM
Chad's reply via Twitter:

http://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco

Damn NFL and these rules, I am going by my own set of rules, I ain't hurting nobody or getting in trouble, I am putting my foot down!!

Chad- you'd have to remove your foot from your mouth first.

Actually, he should remove his head from.....nevermind.

RFS62
07-16-2009, 09:22 PM
You Bengal fans sure are a loyal bunch.

Dude's a clown, no matter how much talent he has. It would be different if his act was funny. It's not even close, it's just sad and pathetic and desperate for attention.

KoryMac5
07-16-2009, 09:48 PM
Too me it's not about Chad it's more about the NFL choosing to do the wrong thing again. If the NFL were to embrace the Twitter phenomenon and allow players and coaches to Twitter in a controlled environment it would give so many of us fans access that we haven't had before. Instead the No Fun League and it's iron fisted commisioner continue to move away from progress.

savafan
07-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Too me it's not about Chad it's more about the NFL choosing to do the wrong thing again. If the NFL were to embrace the Twitter phenomenon and allow players and coaches to Twitter in a controlled environment it would give so many of us fans access that we haven't had before. Instead the No Fun League and it's iron fisted commisioner continue to move away from progress.

The NFL wouldn't approve it unless they could profit from it. Just look at the stink their putting up about Yahoo fantasy football.

CTA513
07-16-2009, 11:24 PM
If players or coaches want to twitter they can do it before or after games.
Chads just going on and on about it because it gives people a reason to keep talking about him.

Matt700wlw
07-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Chad is back to his old ways of bringing the Bengals the media attention they wouldn't get otherwise.

I'm sure HBO wouldn't have signed this team on for "Hard Knocks" if Chad weren't here.


Whether that media attention is good for the team remains to be seen...that's up to them

It's good for Chad, and after the year he had last year, he needs it (he's in a contract year).

Boss-Hog
07-17-2009, 06:22 AM
Chad is back to his old ways of bringing the Bengals the media attention they wouldn't get otherwise.

I'm sure HBO wouldn't have signed this team on for "Hard Knocks" if Chad weren't here.


Whether that media attention is good for the team remains to be seen...that's up to them

It's good for Chad, and after the year he had last year, he needs it (he's in a contract year).
Chad's signed through 2010 with a team option for 2011.

Hoosier Red
07-17-2009, 09:29 AM
Chad's signed through 2010 with a team option for 2011.

Which in football parlayance means "Contract year."
At least to everyone not on the Bengals.

Boss-Hog
07-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Which in football parlayance means "Contract year."
At least to everyone not on the Bengals.
I definitely could be wrong, but my understanding is that it runs through the 2010 season - meaning, unless he's released, he's here at least this year and next.

Hoosier Red
07-17-2009, 12:53 PM
I definitely could be wrong, but my understanding is that it runs through the 2010 season - meaning, unless he's released, he's here at least this year and next.

No, you're correct. I was just mentioning that everywhere else in the league, every year is basically a contract year. Or at least once you get past the first couple of years.

Yachtzee
07-17-2009, 03:33 PM
No, you're correct. I was just mentioning that everywhere else in the league, every year is basically a contract year. Or at least once you get past the first couple of years.

That's only if you have Drew Rosenhaus as an agent.

Hoosier Red
07-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Or the team means business. I don't mind anything a player or agent does because given the opportunity the team will do it to a player first.

Boss-Hog
07-17-2009, 04:59 PM
No, you're correct. I was just mentioning that everywhere else in the league, every year is basically a contract year. Or at least once you get past the first couple of years.
Gotcha...good point.

Yachtzee
07-18-2009, 12:20 AM
Or the team means business. I don't mind anything a player or agent does because given the opportunity the team will do it to a player first.

I wouldn't mind players trying to get out of their contract if they were willing to return all that free money they got before they set foot on the field and the NFL wouldn't count it against the salary cap so that teams could use the money to replace that player. As it is, the players have agreed to a system where they get much of their compensation up front in signing bonuses in exchange for teams having the option of cutting them later. In fact, it's my understanding that most players and teams don't even consider the back end of contracts to be real money, but merely a mechanism to trigger a negotiation for a new contract (and opportunity for new signing bonuses for the player). If NFL players want guaranteed contracts, they're free to negotiate it into the next CBA, but I get the feeling they'd have to give up their outrageous signing bonuses in exchange.

Chip R
07-18-2009, 07:42 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/The_Trenches/entry/view/28161/no_fun_league_bans_in-game_twittering

The NFL will not allow in-game Twittering by players, coaches or others on the sidelines during games, league spokesman Greg Aiello told ProFootballTalk.com on Thursday.

"We already have a rule that prohibits the use of cell phones or other handheld devices in the bench area during games," Aiello told the website via e-mail.

The issue came up when Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco told a radio station this week that he inteded to start sending 'tweets' during regular-season games.

"I'm going to really make it fun. I'm using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I'm going to be taking it to the next level," he told KGOW in Houston.

PFT promises to look into whether the NFL's ban on handhelds extends to the locker room.

Jim Mora was fined $25,000 for taking a cellular phone call during a game in 2005.


Chad's reply via Twitter:

http://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco

Damn NFL and these rules, I am going by my own set of rules, I ain't hurting nobody or getting in trouble, I am putting my foot down!!


It'd be interesting to see, if the Bengals had a coach with a pair, what he'd do with Ochocinco and his Twittering.

Jack Burton
07-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Recently heard that after Michael Jackson's death, Chad Johnson posted on twitter that it was more sad than 9/11? This guy is definitely not right in the head.

RedsManRick
07-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Denzell Washington talks sense in to Chad? It actually might work...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-trippintuesday072109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns



It was one of those typically incestuous Tinseltown celebrity convergences, an impromptu conversation between an athlete who changed his name to enhance his fame and an actor who need only drop his first name to receive the red-carpet treatment.

Yet when Cincinnati Bengals wideout Chad Ochocinco met Denzel Washington at a Los Angeles Lakers game this past spring, it wasn’t the mutual fawning session you might expect. Rather than compliment the receiver formerly known as Johnson for his athletic excellence, Washington called him out, portraying Ochocinco’s lost 2008 season as a self-inflicted nightmare.

Photo Washington, left, and Ochocinco during the NBA’s Western Conference finals.
(Noel Vasquez/Getty)

“He got on me about the way I handled myself last offseason,” Ochocinco recalled in a phone conversation last week. “He wasn’t being gentle. He said, ‘You know what? You need to straighten up and stop fussin’ about something you have no control over. Make it fun again because it sure looks better when you do it that way.’ That’s all I needed to hear, especially from somebody like him.”

Is it possible that the NFL’s presumptive 2009 comeback player of the year could owe an assist to a man who owns two Oscars? We’re getting ahead of ourselves, but two things are clear as what’s left of the offseason melts away: 1) Ochocinco, 31, believes he’s headed for a monster season; and 2) Washington successfully imparted a stop-being-a-knucklehead sentiment that so many people shared last year as the formerly ebullient Pro Bowler devolved into the NFL’s de-facto grumpy old man.

From 2004 to 2007, Ochocinco (or, to be accurate, Johnson) thrived on the field – he led the NFL in receiving yards (5,515) and was second in catches (372) over that four-year span – while doing his best to remind us that football isn’t war. He proposed to a cheerleader in the end zone, gave CPR to a football after another touchdown and kept a conspicuous checklist in his locker featuring the cornerbacks he planned to burn each week.

When I profiled him for Sports Illustrated before the ’05 season, Ochocinco guaranteed that the Bengals would make the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, a prediction that proved to be accurate. But after a pair of disappointing follow-up campaigns, Ochocinco decided he wanted out of Cincinnati – a time-honored tradition of disgruntled Bengals skill players (Carl Pickens, Corey Dillon(notes)).

Predictably, he was not subtle in expressing his wishes.

In the days leading up to Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, Ochocinco did a series of interviews in which he openly campaigned to be traded to various teams. He skipped all of the team’s offseason workouts and, in April of ’08, reiterated that “I don’t want to play for the Bengals.”

Bengals owner Mike Brown was adamant that the team would not give in to the receiver’s wishes, and Ochocinco was clearly perturbed upon reporting for training camp. He separated his left shoulder in a preseason game and, with star quarterback Carson Palmer(notes) out most of the season with a torn elbow ligament, caught just 53 passes for 540 yards in a 4-11-1 season.

A heart-to-heart conversation with Brown in January put Ochocinco’s mind at peace, he says, and he began an ambitious offseason training program that included regular boxing workouts. The dressing-down from Washington – think head coach Herman Boone in “Remember The Titans” – convinced him to start channeling his inner Muhammad Ali.

“My checklist is going back up this year,” Ochocinco says. “The bottom line is that football is fun. A lot of people, they forget about that. This is a business, a harsh business. We’re all one play away from having our careers cut short. The one thing I do is, I play the game like a kid. Last year, I let the business side get the better of me. This year, I’m bringing the fun back.”

His comical Twitter feud with San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman(notes) (inadvertently instigated by Y! Sports’ Charles Robinson, though he’s too shy to admit it) was a taste of the old Ocho with a new catchphrase: “Child, please.” You’re going to be hearing it quite a bit over the next few months, especially on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Few athletes express themselves so creatively. After skipping most of the Bengals’ offseason program, Ochocinco surprisingly showed up in early June for several OTA sessions in advance of a mandatory minicamp. Asked by reporters about his relationship with Palmer – which has had its share of tension – Ochocinco insisted all was well, saying, “We’re like Brokeback Mountain.”

Before the minicamp, Ochocinco got an unexpected phone call from Washington.

“He was in Europe, filming a movie, yet he took the time to reach out,” Ochocinco marvels. “He wanted to make sure my mind was clear. He is the coolest individual I’ve ever met. Seriously.”

Ochocinco plans to repay Washington by having a great year and smiling all the way to the finish.

“The good thing is, he says he’s gonna come watch me play, and I can’t wait,” Ochocinco says. “That might be the game where I get 500 yards. There’s no doubt that I’ll be back this season. It’s common sense. When I’m running my mouth and I’m happy, good stuff happens.

“I didn’t want to play last year; I didn’t want to be there. I was forced to stay. That’s behind me now. This will be a record-breaking year – I’m ready to rock and roll.”

Can advice from a rock star be far behind?

WMR
07-21-2009, 03:39 PM
We'll see. It's going to take some major showing to convince me that he's anywhere close to the 2003-2007 era CJ. He's 31, not 27. Big difference in the NFL for a WR. Hopefully he can get back to what he once was.