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(Washington Post)   85 is no longer 86'ed   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
    More: Followup, Chad Ochocinco, Patriots, dolphins, Drew Rosenhaus, Joe Philbin, OTAs, touchdown celebration, Pro Bowl  
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2012-06-12 12:23:14 PM  
I'm not sure who looks more desperate: Ochocinco, or the Dolphins.

/Dolphins' last Super Bowl appearance was in '85 (84 season). Coincidence?
 
2012-06-12 12:36:14 PM  
I got him down for 56 catches, 722 yards and 6 tds. Miami has no receivers so he'll make an impact.
 
2012-06-12 12:37:56 PM  
Brady rarely threw a pass in his direction and when he did it was ridiculously off target, so I'll give him a pass for what happened on the Patriots. Offense didn't suit him, he didn't jive with Brady/ made different reads, whatever.. he's talented and his time on the Patriots was like Randy Moss' time on the Raiders
 
2012-06-12 12:38:24 PM  
Well, the Fins are implementing a West Coast offense, which requires precise route-running. As Ochocinco's not worth a shiat as a route-runner, it only makes sense to me that the Dolphins would sign him.
 
2012-06-12 12:38:43 PM  

Harv72b: I'm not sure who looks more desperate: Ochocinco, or the Dolphins.


I'm not sure how Ochocinco looks desperate. He was a free agent receiver that wanted to continue playing.

The Dolphins, on the other hand, just signed an aging wide receiver who was next to useless last year and besides getting more playing time, I can't see how he's going to improve from the last couple of years. They gave him the minimum but I can't help but think they could have spent that million dollars a little more wisely.

So, in response to your comment, the Dolphins look more desperate.
 
2012-06-12 12:39:41 PM  

coolio mack: I got him down for 56 catches, 722 yards and 6 tds. Miami has no receivers so he'll make an impact.


I have him down for being cut before the season starts
 
2012-06-12 12:52:58 PM  

bhcompy: Brady rarely threw a pass in his direction and when he did it was ridiculously off target, so I'll give him a pass for what happened on the Patriots. Offense didn't suit him, he didn't jive with Brady/ made different reads, whatever.. he's talented and his time on the Patriots was like Randy Moss' time on the Raiders


Yeah, it was a combination of Ocho taking longer-than-necessary to learn the offense and Brady eventually just not trusting him in crucial situations. As Bill Simmons (rightly, albeit annoying) pointed out in the immediate aftermath of the Super Bowl, for literally the entire second half when Ocho was on the field, the Giants were lining up Sh*tbum McGee on one-on-one coverage with him with no safety help, and Brady never looked in his direction.

If there's one thing any WR with decent athleticism can do, it's run 40+ yards in a straight line and the Pats can blame themselves for not even trying that with him in only the biggest game of the year.
 
2012-06-12 01:00:26 PM  
I actually see this as being a good fit for both parties. He'll probably do alright there.
 
2012-06-12 01:00:54 PM  
Dolphins are doing Hard Knocks this year.
 
2012-06-12 01:02:13 PM  
I bet HBO fronted the signing bonus.
 
2012-06-12 01:04:06 PM  
Here's hoping Rishard Matthews refuses to give up #85.
 
2012-06-12 01:50:10 PM  
Ha! Usually the new team will pick a player's brain for info from his old team's playbook. Ocho Stinko never learned it.
 
2012-06-12 01:56:36 PM  
"Three things in life you can count on: Death, taxes, #85 will be open."

The general consensus is that he didn't learn the Patriot offence, but in his defense, neither can most of the league. Regardless, he better buckle down and not be seen in public without his nose in a book until he's shining again lest he craves negative criticism.

Doesn't look like he's lost much of his speed, we'll see in the preseason. He finds ways to get open in spite of himself, even if he's about to demolished by Ray Lewis. Good hands, the judgement of a veteran receiver, ie: not calling for the ball every. single. play. He volunteered for a $2MILLION pay cut. Nobody in the league monetarily appreciates their fans more that I can see.

Also, he's from FL so hopefully it'll work out and he can retire with somethin' to show for all those 1000+ yard seasons.

/Yes, I am THE fark.com #85 fan..
//time for my third Ochocinco jersey
 
2012-06-12 02:56:24 PM  
Hopefully he'll do better than Marshall.

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2012-06-12 03:02:43 PM  
The Dolphins improve at WR and Ochocinco gets to be a #1 or #2 WR still. Granted, its like going home with the 2nd ugliest girl at the bar, but, its an improvement for both sides.
 
2012-06-12 03:16:19 PM  
Try the veal.....child.
 
2012-06-12 03:22:38 PM  

The_Sponge: Try the veal.....child.


Child, please.
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2012-06-12 03:47:25 PM  

Crewmannumber6: The_Sponge: Try the veal.....child.

Child, please.
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One of the best comedies on TV today.
 
2012-06-12 05:26:23 PM  
Got down to Drew Rosenhaus and closed the article.

/chad is farked. he'll be homeless with T.O. by the end of the season.
 
2012-06-12 05:33:14 PM  
Oh, thank Christ. I saw the link as the Washington Post, and figured that Dan Snyder had divided by zero and brought in Chad Johnson. Not sure what exactly my snapping point is as a Skins fan, but bringing in 85 would bring me about 2 minutes to midnight on that particular doomsday clock.
 
2012-06-12 06:49:10 PM  

bhcompy: Brady rarely threw a pass in his direction and when he did it was ridiculously off target, so I'll give him a pass for what happened on the Patriots. Offense didn't suit him, he didn't jive with Brady/ made different reads, whatever.. he's talented and his time on the Patriots was like Randy Moss' time on the Raiders


You know had 85 taken the time (or had or had the smarts to learn the Pat's play book - the other interpretation on why 85 didn't work out with the team) maybe some of those errant throws might have ended up in his hands. But he never learned a single route and, in Belichick's regimented offensive schemes, coupled with being teamed up with Brady who has thrived in Belichick's system, 85 was a lost child. Maybe it'll all work out with the Fin's; probably not.
 
2012-06-12 07:14:14 PM  
When hard knocks ends so does ocho's stint with the fish, this is strictly a ratings ploy.
 
2012-06-12 08:11:05 PM  
Still hoping and praying Ochostinko gets number 79 (or something not even remotely close to 85) with his next team.
 
2012-06-13 03:53:47 AM  
So when do the Dolphins give up and just go ahead and change their logo to an actual dumpster fire?
 
2012-06-13 08:07:52 AM  

Killer Cars: bhcompy: Brady rarely threw a pass in his direction and when he did it was ridiculously off target, so I'll give him a pass for what happened on the Patriots. Offense didn't suit him, he didn't jive with Brady/ made different reads, whatever.. he's talented and his time on the Patriots was like Randy Moss' time on the Raiders

Yeah, it was a combination of Ocho taking longer-than-necessary to learn the offense and Brady eventually just not trusting him in crucial situations. As Bill Simmons (rightly, albeit annoying) pointed out in the immediate aftermath of the Super Bowl, for literally the entire second half when Ocho was on the field, the Giants were lining up Sh*tbum McGee on one-on-one coverage with him with no safety help, and Brady never looked in his direction.

If there's one thing any WR with decent athleticism can do, it's run 40+ yards in a straight line and the Pats can blame themselves for not even trying that with him in only the biggest game of the year.


Welker still should have caught that pass.
 
2012-06-13 09:45:41 AM  

honrudean:
/Yes, I am THE fark.com #85 fan..
//time for my third Ochocinco jersey


I actually don't mind him either. Not saying I'm a huge fan, but he seems like a pretty nice and cool guy off the field anyway, and I bet he'd be fun to hang out with. At the very least, I'd imagine Hard Knocks should be more entertaining with him on board. *shrugs*
 
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