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Boston, MA ? The New England Patriots are taking yet another gamble to strengthen their receiving corps.

 

The Globe reported on Thursday that the Patriots have acquired wideout Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals for late-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.

 

 

In his 10th pro season out of Miami-Florida, Ochocinco recorded 67 catches for 831 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games with the Bengals in 2010 -- a year in which he seemed to relish in sharing the spotlight with free-agent receiver Terrell Owens.

 

Born Chad Johnson in Miami, Ochocinco has compiled 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and 66 TDs.

 

The 33-year-old departs southern Ohio as the franchise's all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions, while ranking third on the all-time list in games played with 151.

 

For the Patriots, it is the second time in four years the club has decided to welcome an explosive, yet troubled offensive threat.

 

New England acquired the embattled Randy Moss from Oakland prior to the 2007 campaign, and the Marshall product silenced his critics with 259 receptions for 3,904 yards and 50 scores over his three-plus year tenure in Foxboro.

 

Moss set a new NFL record with 23 touchdown catches and set a single-season Pats record with 1,493 yards in '07, while also leading the league with 13 TDs in 2009.

 

Now it's Ochocinco's turn to prove his worth and augment the likes of Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski with franchise quarterback Tom Brady at the ready.

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sns-tsn-abn-ochocinco-nep-p1-20110728,0,766933.story

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Boston' date=' MA ? The New England Patriots are taking yet another gamble to strengthen their receiving corps.

 

The Globe reported on Thursday that the Patriots have acquired wideout Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals for late-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.

 

 

In his 10th pro season out of Miami-Florida, Ochocinco recorded 67 catches for 831 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games with the Bengals in 2010 -- a year in which he seemed to relish in sharing the spotlight with free-agent receiver Terrell Owens.

 

Born Chad Johnson in Miami, Ochocinco has compiled 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and 66 TDs.

 

The 33-year-old departs southern Ohio as the franchise's all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions, while ranking third on the all-time list in games played with 151.

 

For the Patriots, it is the second time in four years the club has decided to welcome an explosive, yet troubled offensive threat.

 

New England acquired the embattled Randy Moss from Oakland prior to the 2007 campaign, and the Marshall product silenced his critics with 259 receptions for 3,904 yards and 50 scores over his three-plus year tenure in Foxboro.

 

Moss set a new NFL record with 23 touchdown catches and set a single-season Pats record with 1,493 yards in '07, while also leading the league with 13 TDs in 2009.

 

Now it's Ochocinco's turn to prove his worth and augment the likes of Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski with franchise quarterback Tom Brady at the ready.

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sns-tsn-abn-ochocinco-nep-p1-20110728,0,766933.story[/quote']

 

The Pats are taking a chance on two reclamation projects in Ocho and Haynesworth. If anyone can get them going it would probably be Bill Belichick.

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Packers won't repeat' date=' they'll have O-line troubles, and Patriots will lose to the Jets once again. Saints win their 2nd SB this year.[/quote']

 

Our line did just fine last year and there were injuries, add to that our first round pick in OT Derek Sherrod, versatile WR/Returner in Randall Cobb and the best big back from the draft in Alex Green and I think we'll be fine on offense. Jermichael Finley should be back for the preseason, meaning Rodgers will have oodles of weapons to disperse the ball to. A super young top 5 defense wont hurt either.

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Packers won't repeat' date=' they'll have O-line troubles, and Patriots will lose to the Jets once again. Saints win their 2nd SB this year.[/quote']

 

I disagree. I know how hard it is to repeat but I'm gonna put some money on the Packers to repeat. They one it last year without a RB. That's pretty intense. This yeah they get back the best TE in football. To your point, Rogers' quality will cope with that. He is now the best QB in football, will be able to have even quicker release time due to his experience/best QB in the game form, and he has always been able to throw fine on the run/under intense pressure/the pass rush etc.

 

Jets might go well but the Patriots will start favourites against the Jets in the playoffs again and probably beat them.

 

Saints won't go back to being the "aint's" but won't be winning another Superbowl this year. Good move by them trading Bush too. As good as he is he is not a good enoguh RB, backfield threat, or punt return threat to justify his money.

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Our line did just fine last year and there were injuries' date=' add to that our first round pick in OT Derek Sherrod, versatile WR/Returner in Randall Cobb and the best big back from the draft in Alex Green and I think we'll be fine on offense. Jermichael Finley should be back for the preseason, meaning Rodgers will have oodles of weapons to disperse the ball to. A super young top 5 defense wont hurt either.[/quote']

 

Don't forget an RB too. Winning the Superbowl last year without an RB shows how big time your team is. Remember you all chanting for Kuhn? No disrespect to him but the fact he was a standout in your backfield shows how RB deficient you were. Brandon Jackson doesn't have it imo. You need a legit no. 1 back like you thought you had in Grant at the start of last season. Apparently Grant reckons he's the man again this season but I'm not convinced he can get the type of business done you need from a no. 1 RB in the NFL.

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Don't forget an RB too. Winning the Superbowl last year without an RB shows how big time your team is. Remember you all chanting for Kuhn? No disrespect to him but the fact he was a standout in your backfield shows how RB deficient you were. Brandon Jackson doesn't have it imo. You need a legit no. 1 back like you thought you had in Grant at the start of last season. Apparently Grant reckons he's the man again this season but I'm not convinced he can get the type of business done you need from a no. 1 RB in the NFL.

 

Don't forget about last years rookie James Starks who came on late in the season and averaged almost 80 yards rushing in the playoffs. I think Alex Green (GB's 3rd round pick) could be that guy. Check out his higlight pack on youtube. He's big, quick and can make defenders miss.

 

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Don't forget about last years rookie James Starks who came on late in the season and averaged almost 80 yards rushing in the playoffs. I think Alex Green (GB's 3rd round pick) could be that guy. Check out his higlight pack on youtube. He's big' date=' quick and can make defenders miss.

 

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Sorry bro. I watched every game and Starks ain't that great. The Packers couldn't run the football last year - that's why it's so remarkable they still won. They just relied on the pass which is evidently not too bad when you have Rogers as your QB. After Grant went down they just couldn't find a legit replacement. By the end of the season they pretty much stopped running the ball and Kuhn and Jackson split time on third downs. The only time the RB corp did any good was running down the clock after the passing game had got the points.

 

The Packers top three backs going into the season are Grant, Starks, and Green. If Grant fires and stays healthy all will be well. If not you've got 3 6ft plus 2nd or 3rd tier RBs which isn't a good spot to be in imo. But hey.. with Rogers and a solid receiving corp + Finley (best TE in football imo) they may not need one again.

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Sorry bro. I watched every game and Starks ain't that great. The Packers couldn't run the football last year - that's why it's so remarkable they still won. They just relied on the pass which is evidently not too bad when you have Rogers as your QB. After Grant went down they just couldn't find a legit replacement. By the end of the season they pretty much stopped running the ball and Kuhn and Jackson split time on third downs. The only time the RB corp did any good was running down the clock after the passing game had got the points.

 

The Packers top three backs going into the season are Grant' date=' Starks, and Green. If Grant fires and stays healthy all will be well. If not you've got 3 6ft plus 2nd or 3rd tier RBs which isn't a good spot to be in imo. But hey.. with Rogers and a solid receiving corp + Finley (best TE in football imo) they may not need one again.[/quote']

 

I like you watched every Packers game, die hard fan since I was 12 (16 years). Im not saying that James Starks is going to be the savior and the packers did have issues running the ball early in the season. When James Starks came in week 13, he added another dimension that the others teams had to worry about.

 

I think with the addition of Cobb (think Percy Harvin) and Alex Green (Big North/South) running, that the Packers are going to be really difficult to stop. I agree that Finley is one of if not the best TE in the game and him returning will be huge.

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I like you watched every Packers game' date=' die hard fan since I was 12 (16 years). Im not saying that James Starks is going to be the savior and the packers did have issues running the ball early in the season. When James Starks came in week 13, he added another dimension that the others teams had to worry about.

 

I think with the addition of Cobb (think Percy Harvin) and Alex Green (Big North/South) running, that the Packers are going to be really difficult to stop. I agree that Finley is one of if not the best TE in the game and him returning will be huge.[/quote']

 

Luckily for Green Bay they are almost guaranteed a playoff spot this year barring injuries. The Vikes D is aging and they also lost their best WR. The Lions should have a tough defense but they still have offensive line issues and who knows if Stafford will stay healthy. The Bears are losing a lot of players and will be lucky to win 8 games.

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Luckily for Green Bay they are almost guaranteed a playoff spot this year barring injuries. The Vikes D is aging and they also lost their best WR. The Lions should have a tough defense but they still have offensive line issues and who knows if Stafford will stay healthy. The Bears are losing a lot of players and will be lucky to win 8 games.

 

Agree on all points. Green bay is one of the youngest teams in the league, I'm so ****ing glad there's no lockout. That offense is going to be really hard to contain. They added to it at the draft with two offensive linemen, two TE's, a RB and a WR/kick return specialist. So pumped that real football starts soon, not that cfl **** we have in Canada. Or soccer for that matter.

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Great to see some NFL talk on here. Yes some exciting trades have been done. I would put the Patriots as second favourite for the Superbowl behind the Packers. If Plax signs with the Steelers I would rank them at 3.

 

If the Jets get Asomugha they would be the favorites.

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If the Jets get Asomugha they would be the favorites.

 

Doubt it. For some silly reason the oddsmakers actually had the patriots equal with the packers before the lockout ended. With a solid receiver in ocho cinco, you can only imagine their stock would go up, with haynesworth being a major wildcard. I don't think it matters what the jets do and patriots will be the favorites. The oddsmakers won't stop the packers from repeating though.

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Doubt it. For some silly reason the oddsmakers actually had the patriots equal with the packers before the lockout ended. With a solid receiver in ocho cinco' date=' you can only imagine their stock would go up, with haynesworth being a major wildcard. I don't think it matters what the jets do and patriots will be the favorites. The oddsmakers won't stop the packers from repeating though.[/quote']

 

Ocho couldn't even get open anymore in Cincy, T.O. caught most of the passes. Haynesworth might be a better player, but you can't say he's a definite upgrade yet. He hasn't done anything in a couple of years. Don't forget that the Jets went into Foxboro and kicked New England's butt last year when it mattered- in the PLAYOFFS!!!

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If the Jets get Asomugha they would be the favorites.

 

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Doubt it. For some silly reason the oddsmakers actually had the patriots equal with the packers before the lockout ended. With a solid receiver in ocho cinco' date=' you can only imagine their stock would go up, with haynesworth being a major wildcard. I don't think it matters what the jets do and patriots will be the favorites. The oddsmakers won't stop the packers from repeating though.[/quote']

 

I haven't even checked the odds yet but if Plax signs with the Steelers my top three would be:

 

1. Packers

2. Patriots

3. Steelers

 

I'm probably going to bet on the Packers this year. Although it's super hard to repeat in the NFL they won without an RB and had the best TE in football out. I'll check the odds. If they are too short I'll wait and hopefully they lose some games early in the season then I can get on them at good odds.

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