Chad Ochocinco was released from the Patriots, and it sparks the question, is his career over?
Granted the New England Patriot system is notoriously one of the most difficult systems in the league according to present (and past) players. Perhaps Ochocinco simply could not adapt to Bill Belichick’s game plan.
It is more likely that he could not compete with the ten other wide receivers that the patriots have on their roster. The list of ten includes all-star Wes Welker who is one of the league’s best receivers, as well as new acquisitions Brandon Lloyd and Joseph Addai. Needless to say the Patriot roster is overpowering at the wide receiver position, as Ochocinco simply couldn’t compete.
Since he joined the Patriots last year, his performance has begun going down the tube. He only had 15 receptions for one touchdown last season. However, his level of play started to go down long before he arrived at Foxborough.
Ochocinco started his career in Cincinnati in 2001 and became one of the ...