After getting Haynesworth early this morning, the Patriots announced a trade for Chad Ochocinco. And this is the only thing you need to know about this trade, straight from Chad and Belichick’s mouths…
ESPN – “It became a relationship beyond a football player and coach,” Ochocinco said last September before the Bengals faced the Patriots. “He became a friend of mine. “He’s one that I look up to tremendously. One who I’ve never played for but who I share the same respect for as if he was my own head coach.” Belichick returned the compliment. “It’s an odd couple,” Belichick said at the time, drawing some laughter from media members. “But in the end, I think we have a lot of things in common. “I like Chad. I like him as a player, I like him as a person. I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has in football, and how he competes on the football field.”
He’s ready to play for a winner. Not only that, but he has Belichick’s complete confidence and support. They’re friends for crying out loud. If you think for one minute that Brady and Ochocinco aren’t going to light it up for the next 3 years, you’re retarded. Patriots know how to motivate delinquent players and re-mold them into ideal players. We can go down the list of athletes that have come here with attitude problems and did phenomenal here, but that’s not necessary. All you need to know is that In Belichick We Trust. If he thinks he can take Haynesworth and Ochocinco and get the best out of them, I’m all for it. It’s looking to be a pretty entertaining season. I’m predicting at least 5 flawless touchdown celebrations.