Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 7/11/12

When Chad Ochocinco received his walking papers from the Patriots, there were no suitors chomping at the bit for his services. Considering his noted past and reports that he lacked football I.Q. in New England, Ocho was greeted by a lukewarm market. Fortunately for him, the Dolphins eventually pulled the trigger, bringing the 34-year-old’s talents to South Beach on a one-year contract.

While he may have been good for business — and even better for the ever-present ‘Hard Knocks’ cameras — many initially doubted he could revive his career in Miami.

The doubts have since grown louder.

A “longtime” NFL general manager recently told the Miami Herald that he wouldn’t have signed him, citing his “personality issues” as a reason to remain skeptical over a potential positive impact.

“His best asset is his ability to get separation on routes,” the longtime general manager said. “But you want a disciplined receiver to be in the right spots, and that’s not what this guy is. I would not have touched him. His personality issues are not going to change. I don’t know if he’s ever going to get it.”

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