Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/3/11

Signed in 2009 on a one year deal, Bodden insisted he would earn a big payday by playing at a high level.  In 2009, Bodden totaled 55 tackles, 18 pass defenses, and 5 interceptions. Of those five interceptions, three came in one game against a rookie.

Chad Ochocinco warned us when he said the Leigh Bodden was the best corner he had faced in the NFL. We should have known then Bodden wouldn’t last.

Those numbers earned him a 5 year 25 million dollar deal. He would not earn a penny of that new deal. In 2010, he was injured in the preseason and was put on the inactive list for the entire 2010 campaign.

0 Dollars earned, and he was supposed to bookend up and coming Devin McCourty to form a very formidable duo in 2011.

However, that never materialized, as a series of injuries hampered Bodden in training camp and into the preseason. When he did get a chance to start opening day, he was a shell of his old self (hard to imagine that). Bodden was burned deep regularly and the pressure of Kyle Arrington (his replacement in 2010) playing well forced the coaching staff to move Arrington to the outside.

However, Bodden had the nerve to resist going to the slot and voicing his opinion to the coaching staff. So he’s played in 5 games for 25 million and doesn’t want to play the slot. Bill Belichick must have tossed his lunch and then he sent him packing. So long Bodden, it was torture to watch you get burnt; kind of like a steak on a grill too long.

Again, Ochocinco endorsed him and that should have told us he was dog food, maybe steak is too higher a praise.

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