You can’t ignore the latest news of Terrell Owens joining Chad Ochocinco on the Cincinnati Bengals. Critics are still reacting almost a week later, giving their analysis on the situation. Yes, both receivers have extreme personalities and both have caused trouble in the locker room and with their quarterbacks. But you can’t ignore the numbers: T.O.’s 144 career receiving TDs (2nd All-time) and Ochocinco the king of receiving in the last 7 of 8 years with the Bengals.
The question that is weighing on everyone’s mind is can the two receivers get along and not make Carson Palmer’s life miserable? The answer is yes. Owens knows that his chances of being on another team is small (especially this offseason) and both receivers are in another part of their career. They are no longer immature rookies or temper-tantrum veterans. Both have taken strong criticism from the media and the public and know that the error of margin has to be small because they are under a microscope.
Maybe Cincinnati is on to something. With a powerful running game with Cedric Benson and a great receiver corps, they will make a powerful statement this season, one that could end with an exclamation point by winning the Super Bowl. If not, at least the TD celebrations will be good.