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Why Not Give Ochocinco a Chance?

Our Wide Receivers corps is suspect at best right now and they need a vet that could show them the rope. Yes I can hear the rejections as type this post. Yes Chad does bring the circus to town but I feel he is well worth the risk, why after the jump.

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Chad would be no doubt a low risk high reward type of pick up. Like I said at the beginning Chad come with risk, when you bring him to town you have to deal with the media attention that he attracts. Yes you could stop him from doing so but as we saw last season, taking his ego away from him is like taking his mojo. Sure say whatever you want about chad but at the same time in his whole career as an NFL football player, he only slipped below the 1000 yard bar 4 times. Through all his antics and twitter distractions he still produced on the field and at the end of the day that's all that matters. With Chad stepping in we automatically have a person for Quick to line up on the other side of and be mentored by him. Chad also gives us a deep threat that can stretch the field, take the attention off of Quick so he can make some place and ease himself into the position and with chad that will automatically give him the double teams by the defense. If not luck, this opens up the middle for Amendola/Salas/Kendricks. Then the best part of the pick up would be money wise, he would indeed come cheap. Ochocino wants to prove himself and everybody that he can still play, so you don't have to worry about motivation.

My suggestion would be this: Let Chad be Chad, don't take twitter or anything from him, let him be himself. Because although you could consider him him a "distraction" what this team needs is a player that can take pressure off Quick and Sam, that receiver isnot on the roster as of right now. So what we ( the FO) has to decide is whether what he can produce is bigger than the attention that he would absolve? As long as he produces we shouldn't care about the attention that he attracts. This FO has already proved that they will take risk on players with talent, this would be a good pick up to help this offense and young receivers corps progress.

What do you think, should the Rams give Ochocinco a chance or would he be too much of a distraction?

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