Chad Ochocinco has come out of his shell.
The wide receiver, who had not tweeted for two days after his comment of being "in awe" caused a backlash from Tedy Bruschi, has returned to the world of social media.
From Ochocinco's account:
Just checking everyones pulse,yall good?I'm sure you guys are fine,i love you and i mean that in every sense of that 4 letter word 1LUV
It seemed that Ochocinco's electric personality had been subdued amid the criticism. Rodney Harrison explained to him publicly that New England is a very different place from Cincinnati; Warren Sapp stated that "Heaven's not a place to sit around." With a smile, he declined to speak with reporters in the locker room on Thursday.
And then he addressed everyone just to remind them that he loved them.
In the short time since he has become a Patriot, Ochocinco has proven that he cannot be so easily understood. Only time will tell what he will be.
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The Jets’ quarterback situation took a comically typical turn Monday, as Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center after an MRI revealed that Geno Smith has a torn ACL.
After starting New York’s first six games of the season, Fitzpatrick was demoted to backup for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Smith was injured on a sack by Baltimore’s Matt Judon, forcing Fitzpatrick back into action.
After leading the Jets to a 24-16 win, Fitzpatrick made his dissatisfaction with being benched known.
“The biggest thing in this game in order to last, is to have belief in yourself,” Fitzpatrick said in his postgame press conference. “Because when the owner stops believing in you and the GM stops believing in you and the coaches stop believing in you, sometimes all you have is yourself. That’s something that I’ve had to deal with before. That’s something I’m dealing with now.”
On the season, Fitzpatrick has completed 136 of 237 passes for 1,561 yards with six touchdowns and a league-leading 11 interceptions.