Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco: Why They Can’t Coexist in Cincinnati

August 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Prior to simply signing his name on a dotted line, Terrell Owens was cast as a villain, as a horrible teammate, and as a washed up veteran looking for a last hurrah.  
Yet, once Owens announced he was signing with the Bengals, all of those concerns were quickly ousted as petty, and the celebration began.  Media talking-heads quickly recanted their former comments on Owens because "this is the perfect situation for him."
Well, actually, maybe it's not.
Taking one of the NFL's all-time biggest troublemakers and teaming him up with the league's biggest personality does not necessarily sound like a recipe for automatic harmony.
Heading in 2010, the Bengals new duo brings some big risks to each other and the team as a whole. Some may be more pressing (a.k.a realistic) than others, but the Ochocinco/T.O. honeymoon can last only for so long.  
Sure, this may work out and bring the Bengals a championship, but somebody has to play Devil's advocate, right?...

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