Re: Keep An Eye on Ochocinco
posted at 5/22/2009 11:11 AM EDT
[QUOTE]Last year after posting 6 years of plus 1000 yrds receiving, he posted 540. Last year after putting up 7 years of receiving averages of 15,15,14,13,15,16, and 11.8 yards per catch he posted an average YPC of 10 yards. After posting TD numbers of 8,7,9,9, and 10 he posted 4 TD's last year. All these numbers constitute his career worst or 2nd worst. At age 31? Don't think his attitude combined with his age, production numbers and salary desires would make him that appealable, IOW, if I was the GM/Coach I wouldn't pull the trigger on him. Or at the very least, if your going to hire an aging, disgruntled and perhaps high salaried WR, wait a year until he's a FA rather than giving up draft slots for him, and Rnd 2 is way to high, perhaps 4th or 5th rounds IF your going to trade for him, which I would not.
Posted by RedsGhost[/QUOTE]
The problem (or best part if Pats fan) with your thinking that he's washed up is that he's in a situation he doesn't want to be in. He has been very open about that. Athletes are humans. They have emotions just like you and I. If you were stuck at your job and really wanted a transfer, hated management, and your boss. Would you be productive? Would you be getting a little less work done and perhaps that work would be a little worse than the work you have done in the past.
Like most older players who come to the Pats he would be rejuvenated. Catching balls from TB, playing for BB, a legit chance to win a superbowl, and the opportunity to be a part of 1 of the all time great offenses. I don't know what y'all think, but that would motivate the hell out of me and I'm quite sure it would for Chad. He wouldn't put up Randy numbers, but 700 yds and 8 Td's would be nice.
I'm a little higher on Galloway than most here. He had a few straight 1000 yd seasons before an injury plagued year last year. He's well known for taking great pride in his body and despite his advanced age of 37, I'm quite sure he has some left in the tank. Especially getting to play with an elite QB should be quite beneficial for him. So I don't think it's really a big deal if we don't get Chad, but it sure would be a lot of fun to watch.