I don’t have to give an analysis as to the comments Teddy Bruschi made concerning Chad OchoCinco’s tweet. If there is one thing about NFL fans, they are up to date on what is going on around the league maybe a little too much. As a long time Bengals fan, let me make it clear that I was never a fan of Chad OchoCinco while he was in Cincinnati.
Chad has made it obvious that he no longer wants to play professional football. Twitter, reality shows, Dancing with Stars, dating women on reality shows, playing soccer, alligator wrestling, bull riding, UStream; these are all clear indicators. Some may call it a lack of focus. I call it the craving of attention. The moment that perhaps sticks out the most in mind occurred the week before the 2010 WildCard game against the New York Jets. Instead of focusing on the upcoming PLAYOFF game, Chad was concerned about how to get in touch with Fireman Ed and how he could get him to Cincinnati. You want to help an opposing team’s fan gain access to the stadium?
Tedy, on the other hand, you never heard much about off of the field. On the field, he was fierce, intelligent and played thru the whistles. Most importantly, he made 5 Super Bowl appearances with the Patriots, earning himself 3 Super Bowl Rings. How many professional athletes could make a comeback from a stroke? Bruschi was the type of player franchises owners dream of.
Like me, Bruschi likely does not care much for Chad and his “look at me” antics. He spent his entire career with the Patriots and still sees Chad as a flambuoyant outsider that has not yet earned his stripes in Foxborough. If anything, hopefully this wakes Chad up. 500+ yards were gained on Monday night and Chad had little to do with it. Wake up Chad.