Ocho Wants To Play With T.O.

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Bengals.com and the Cincinnati Enquirer are both reporting that Chad Ochocinco has begun a campaign to bring Buffalo WR Terrell Owens to Cincinnati. 

Participating in the media carnival that is Super Bowl week, “The Ocho” was his usual impetuous self. In fact, he brazenly said that he was “sure” the 36 year old Owens would be wearing Bengal stripes in 2010. 

“Eighty one and eighty five, what more is there to say?” he said.  

It’s a well known fact that Chad has admired T.O. for several years, and that the two are friends.  They also share an agent in Drew Rosenhaus.

So the question becomes, would the Bengals actually do it?

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Owens will become a free agent on March 5th. Also barring unforeseen circumstances, 2010 will be an uncapped year, theoretically allowing Scrooge McBrown to pay the man without worrying about the salary cap implications.  There is little doubt that having Owens across the field from Ochocinco would improve the passing offense, replace the deep threat lost with the death of Chris Henry, give defensive backfields fits.  Besides, T.O. is looking for another second chance, and that’s the Bengals’ specialty.

On the other hand, the Bengals don’t like bringing in older players, and T.O. will be 37 before next season ends.  His loud-mouth act may be too much for the team to take.  After all, there aren’t enough microphones in Ohio for the talking T.O. and Chad could do together.  He doesn’t seem like Marvin Lewis’ type of player either.

Nonetheless, it could happen.  If Ralph Wilson could sign him, so could Mike Brown.  The one thing clearly missing on the team last year was a competent receiving corps for Carson Palmer.  It’s a weak wide receiver draft class too. 

 “Can we not say take an extra step in the playoffs and even the Super Bowl?” Ochocinco said, “It would bring more excitement to the city.”

He could be right.

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