Curran: 'Ochocinco can still become a threat for the Patriots' 9/14
Wed, 14 Sep 2011|
CSNNE.com's Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran joins SportsNet Central to explain why he hasn't given up on Ochocinco yet.
Let's go to the eighteenth tee -- on joined now by Patriots insider for CS NNE dot com Tommy current. -- you've talked -- as much as anyone in the media. How difficult an adjustment is this for him to go from being the number one target in Cincinnati to being -- right now just a bit player on the offense. I think it is going to be very difficult for him not just having this seeming demotion of the fact that He -- role has been reduced your New England. But I think the outcry in the fact that there is no doubt about his ability level play he's probably what's gonna be as much of a mark right now if anything. Yeah -- -- the guy's confidence is clearly a little bit -- And obviously his name as you mention -- front headlock to go to the Patriots. Really need him for him to play at a high level if they hope to achieve their ultimate team goal that's of course the Super Bowl. What days they went fourteen and two with Brandon Tate is in number three guy who could make it out of training camp Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski that much better. No I don't think there Ochocinco is -- one's drive it will stir their -- in Indianapolis but I do think. Then He will be a threat for them at some point if He can get on board I think that's. PI think if you look what happened in January against the Jets obviously there are a lot of issues in that game but they would like to production from an outside receiver Chad Ochocinco would be pretty good at that. We didn't get up this DR Albert and we're about what statistically was a quiet night on Monday just two tackles and 32 snaps. But He also -- a pair of holding calls not bad for a player believes He has many many miles to go take -- -- Albert Haynesworth. To stay consistent. Got cut out some memento whereas. You know -- to become towards Wendell and I'm doing and Charleston and then. I'll be more effective. Taught him a very good point on Patriots when they lied about where he's worth is but what he's still able to do despite not being. -- up to speed as He needs to be. Right if we're watching his -- people just observing all He made a play. We might think that He did exactly what He was supposed to do but I'll use one player in particular was the one arm tackle Reggie what's the other night I don't know exactly. In the right spot when not. And I think that He might offend but to be able to be that powerful. To compromise compensate actually for maybe a misstep could be able to make a play like that this is a rare player. As good as Kyle Love Myron Pryor Mike Wright might be for the Patriots as depth. Albert Haynesworth can do things and no one else can do even when He makes mistakes once He gets comfortable. And I think this is even more than we were talking about previously coach -- what's Albert Haynesworth gets comfortable -- out.