Friday, September 16, 2011

Tedy Bruschi Is 100% Right; Ochocinco Needs To Study/Work Harder

Former New Patriots leader and current ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi ripped into current Patriots wide receiver, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, this week.

It seems Bruschi is a wee bit tired of Ochocinco's constant tweeting this pre-season and on Monday night about how amazing the Patriots well-oiled machine of an offense works.

Bruschi said this of Ochocinco's comments: "stop tweeting and get in your playbook."

I wholeheartedly concur.  He's not a rookie. He's an All-Pro veteran wide receiver.  Until he drops the constant fawning over Tom Brady and the other players on offense, Ochocinco will never be a part of it.  He IS a member of the offense.  His lack of production (one catch on Monday) illustrates that he is lacking in the preparation and execution departments.

I think Ochocinco is unfailingly honest, and it gets him into trouble at times.  He has a ton of potential to do a lot of damage for the Patriots, and at some point they are going to need him.  When you are in awe of something, you're separate from it (unless you're speaking of yourself in the third person, but this is Ochocinco, not Terrell Owens).  Ochocinco needs to think of the Patriots in terms of "us" not "they."

Perhaps Bruschi's leadership-from-afar comments are the kick in the pants that Ochocinco needs to finally get over that hump.  I'd be willing to bet he gets at least six catches this week.

Here is Bruschi defending his comments.

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