T.O.’s next stop… Cincinnati?
It doesn’t look like Terrell Owens will resign with the Buffalo Bills, so the question becomes where will he sign? Chad Ochocinco seems to think that he will join him with the Cincinnati Bengals. While that could be a tremendous receiving corps, it would be a move destined to blow up in the faces of teh Bengals front office staff.
Sure The Bengals are known for giving guys with questionable character a second (or 11th) chance, but having tow guys with egos the size of aircraft carriers competing for balls and attention simply will not work. While both of these guys are pretty good receivers, they both need to have the spotlight on them, and they do not like sharing it.
There are some, including ex Bengals QB Boomer Esiason, who not only think this is bad idea, but think that the Bengals should move on with Chad as well. This is a hard argument to figure out. Chad makes the Bengals a whole lot better, but the baggage that comes with him can often be very distracting. In the end the Bengals have to decide if they want to use the team to feed his ego, or use their energy to improve their football team.
Right now it doesn’t seem that the team can accomplish both of these things. The Bengals are a very good team, and Marvin Lewis has done a pretty good job in 2009 of getting the most out of them. However, if the best he can do his a early exit from the playoffs then changes have to be made. It seems that Ochocinco could be on the top of that list.