View Full Version : Football Battle of the Divas brewing in the 'Nati?

T-post Tom
10-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Ruh-roh, Raggy...

Terrell Owens getting more balls than Ocho
Posted by Evan Silva on October 14, 2010 8:49 PM ET

The Cincinnati Bengals are on a Week Six bye, but that doesn't mean they get to stay out of the news. Definitely not at the wide receiver position, at least.

Chad Ochocinco told Bengals.com earlier this week that he plans to conjure up "the Chad of old." In describing what he means by that, Ocho used the terms "boisterous" and "borderline cocky-arrogant.

... Because once I start talking (bleep), it's on."

Ochocinco admits he "basically lost the game" for Cincinnati in Week Five, dropping a 25-yard pass over the middle that would've set up a game-winning field goal for kicker Mike Nugent.

"That's a time when a superstar is supposed to make that play, and the field-goal kicker comes on and kicks it. And I miss it," said Ochocinco. "That's what I mean about the confidence. A confident Chad catches the ball 10 out of 10 (times)."

Ochocinco didn't come out and say it, but he may also be frustrated with his role. Though he professed to be comfortable with playing Robin to Terrell Owens' Batman entering the year, the production gap between the two is sizable.

According to numbers gathered by NFL.com's Pat Kirwan, Owens has 60 targets and 31 receptions compared to Ochocinco's 48 targets and 26 catches. The "catch rates" (51.6 percent for Owens; 54.2 for Ocho) aren't too dissimilar. But the number of Carson Palmer's passes being directed Ochocinco's way is considerably less than that for T.O. Ochocinco also has significantly fewer catches and yards.

Owens' 31 receptions are tied for the seventh most in the NFL, and his 476 receiving yards are fifth in the league. Ochocinco is tied for 20th with 26 grabs, and 18th in yards (316).

The 2-3 Bengals will come out of their bye in Week Seven to face Atlanta on the road. The streaking Falcons are 4-1, and have a good chance to beat an Eagles team in Week Six that is minus its starting quarterback and left tackle.

It's going to be a tough matchup for the Bengals, who came in 26th in Mike Florio's latest power rankings. Once the losses start to pile up, we'll have our popcorn ready as all heck breaks loose on the Cincinnati sidelines.

10-14-2010, 09:36 PM
Trade for Chad Johnson.

10-14-2010, 10:10 PM
[spit take] What!!??!! [/spit take]

T-post Tom
10-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Trade for Chad Johnson.

Only if he changes his name to Buddy Biancalana.