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Owens to Bengals: Nice move

Posted on: July 27, 2010 6:44 pm

The idea of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens playing together for the Cincinnati Bengals will make most cringe.

Not me.

I like it.

They have reputations for being "diva" receivers. But that's OK. They both play hard. They practice hard. They don't drink. They don't get arrested.

What do they do that's wrong? They talk. Big deal.

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is good at handling his receivers. I've talked to him many times about how he handles Ochocinco. He said he yells at him. And Ochocinco yells back. They work it out, and off they go.

That's how it should be.

It will be the same way with Owens.

The Bengals will be a better passing team with the addition of Owens and Antonio Bryant, who was signed as a free agent earlier this year. And don't forget Jermaine Gresham, the first-round pick, who will be a middle-of-the-field threat.

Last summer, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told me the team was returning to what he wanted to do, which was run the football.

I cringed in part because of Palmer's ability. Why waste it?

But the Bengals ran it, played good defense, and made the playoffs, winning the division.
Palmer didn't play as well, but I think part of that was because of the move to the run-first style and the fact he didn’t have a weapon other than Ochocicno.

That showed up in the playoff loss to the Jets when Palmer and the passing game struggled. The Bengals finished ranked ninth in rushing and 26th in passing. Considering eight of the top 10 passing teams made the playoffs, that has to switch.

Palmer has to be set free. You can only go so far when you run first.

That has to change.

Bringing in Owens and Bryant will do that.

T.O. and Ocho means passing game is a go.

Don't sleep on this team. They aren't fading like most think.



Category: NFL

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2010 11:23 am

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

What century is bmore living in where the top 2 defenses in the league include the Ravens? and Steelers? Ummm, that'd be the century where they ARE the top 2 defenses. (?!?!?!)

One year does not creaate an aura or even a trend for your team, and that's all I meant.  You guys need to get your panties out of a bunch and worry about getting through us.  T.O.  will help but he's no guarantee of anything.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2010 11:15 am

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

did the Jets and Packers change their names today also?  or did you mean to say "...And 1/4 of their games go through the 3rd and 5th Top Defenses of the league in the Ravens and Steelers."  
Sorry ... I missed the lierally speaking police.  I simply meant the hands down top 2 defenses of the last decade in Bmore and Pitt.....

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 12:08 am

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

look @ it this way, if t.o. and 85 cant co-exist they can always join barnum & bailey. bunch of clowns. go cowboys!!

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2010 11:48 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

"the bengals need to be more concerned about ravens and steelers"...? im familiar with the chant, teach. look up the bengals win/loss vs. the steelers and ravens last year,what makes you think the bengals should "be concerned" about them?  GO COWBOYS!!

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 11:02 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

Correction, that was yards allowed per game. In points per game they were 3, 6, and 12 in the same order as above.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 10:59 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

"And 1/4 of their games go through the Top 2 Defenses of the league in the Ravens and Steelers"
The Ravens, Bengals and Steelers went 3, 4, 5 respectively in points allowed per game last year.
So yes, 1/4 of the Bengals games go through top 5* defenses, but so do the Ravens and Steelers.

Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2010 10:30 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

ok let's line up the offense....
chad,bryant and jordan shipley line up
gresham as tight end goes 7 yards.
chad goes 15-20
bryant and shipley run fly patterns.
the next play to,caldwell and simpson
run the same patterns.
if the safties go with the wideouts. meet mr benson!
gresham acts as the safety valve.
by the second quarter the dbs are gassed.
just keep rotating the wideouts.
the only way to stop it, is get to palmer very fast.
you can't double everyone.

Since: Jun 26, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:06 pm
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Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2010 3:32 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

Sorry antheman 
but i don't see the Bills  (New Yorks only team) even winning 5 Games and i don't think New Jersey's teams has a prayer against the Pats or ny Fins again  we will sweep the Jets again and the Jets will only make it if a couple of teams fold up for them like last year (COlts  bengals etc. without those 2 gimmies New Jersey's Boys  Don't make the playoffs and finish under 500

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2010 2:52 pm

Owens to Bengals: Nice move

The bills suck and have nobody to throw him the ball. Cincy doesn't and they have Palmer. Pretty simple to me.

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