At first glance, the marriage between wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and the Miami Dolphins wreaks of desperation.
It reminds you of one of those relationships that starts shortly before closing time at the bar. Then you take a longer, deeper look at this union and nothing changes. Its a move borne of desperation.
But heres reality:
Training camp is fast approaching. Miami had a wide receivers corps led by Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. Ochocinco, at 34 years old and entering his 12th season, was available.
Its not an indictment of any of the players that we have, coach Joe Philbin said of the Dolphins taking a look at Ochocinco. We like the players that were working with at this point in time.
Remember when Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said they had a plan when they traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to Chicago for a pair of third-round picks? Signing Ochocinco, as the Dolphins did Monday, wasnt part of the plan.
Make no mistake. Theyre both desperat...