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Old 12-30-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Chad Ochocinco's mouth is at it again.

This time, the chatty Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver took some playful shots at Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in an entertaining conference call with the New York media Wednesday.


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"Darrelle Revis couldn't cover me in a brown paper bag on a corner of a Manhattan street inside a phone booth," Ochocinco said after asking if everyone had their recorders on. "It's impossible."

Revis, selected as a Pro Bowl starter, was sent home from practice with an illness and was unavailable to respond to Ochocinco's latest swipes. Coach Rex Ryan was asked if Revis might have Ochocinco fever.

"I doubt that," Ryan said with a grin. "I like him, like the way he plays and all that. Hope he doesn't play this week, but anytime we play him, he's always got comments. I think it's good, good for the game."

Ochocinco and Revis, who consider each other friends, are expected to be matched up during the game Sunday night, but it's uncertain for how long. The AFC North-champion Bengals don't have much to worry about, but the Jets need to win to make the playoffs.

Ochocinco said he has called coach Marvin Lewis "at least 20 times" to see how much the starters are playing, and insists he told him the Bengals are "playing to win."

"I said, 'OK, you get me excited and try to pull me out of the game, I'm not coming out. I will force you to use every timeout just to get me off the field,' " Ochocinco said. "That's what I plan to do, I'm not coming off the field, period. If Revis is in there, I'm in the game. I'm not coming out."

Ochocinco said he thought up a scoring celebration in which he'll put on a Bengals firefighter's helmet -- making like famed Jets fan Fireman Ed -- and sit on the goal post or one of his linemen's shoulders and get the fans to chant, "O-C-H-O, Ocho, Ocho, Ocho," instead of the familiar "J-E-T-S" cheer.

"I'm going out this season with a bang," he said. "I don't care what anybody says. That's the celebration of all celebrations."

Ochocinco was actually extremely complimentary of Revis, raving about his cover skills and calling him "one of the best."

"Look here: Me and Revis is better than Pacquiao-Mayweather, period, case closed," he said. "I don't care what anybody is doing Sunday night. If you don't tune into the game Sunday, you have no life. You have no life. You [have] never seen a matchup like this ever before."

Ochocinco, who has 72 catches for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns, has sent numerous tweets to Revis throughout the season, and the Pro Bowl cornerback recently responded: "good morning world. i just woke up from this crazy dream. (at)OGOchoCinco came to Revis Island and disappeared."

"You know how I am, you know my personality, you know my style of play," Ochocinco said. "This is what I live for on a Sunday and I finally get it. I haven't had the opportunity to play this type of individual in a very long time."

Ochocinco sounded genuinely surprised when told that the teams could potentially face each other in the first round of the playoffs at Cincinnati.

"I like it," he said. "That would be me and Revis again. That's like Mayweather-Pacquiao II. He's Pacquiao, though."

Revis wasn't the only Jets player to be the subject of Ochocinco's swipes. Linebacker Bart Scott had plenty of run-ins with the receivers back when he was in Baltimore.

"I'll hit him in the mouth, and I'm not playing," Ochocinco said. "I know he takes a lot of things I say as a joke and I'll be playing. I'm not playing this time because I'm playing for something else. I'll hit him in the mouth, helmet on or helmet off. I'll take that fine."

Scott, also known for not being afraid to speak his mind, took the high road this time.

"I'm not going to give him what he wants this time," Scott said. "He wants us to entertain the country for a week. This week's about business, not jokes."


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Old 12-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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I thought that was Herm Lewis' line ?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Free money here.

Line is Bengals GETTING 10 points, or a +400 on the money line.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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this is the game that Hogan becomes an Ocho CInco fan. Hopefully we can appreciate the Bengals for one day unlike the Colts.
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Let's hope they play to win and they are pissed off for getting snubbed in the pro bowl.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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Free money here.

Line is Bengals GETTING 10 points, or a +400 on the money line.
i dunno this win/loss can determine seeding, which is another reason this game being moved from 1pm to 8pm hurts us, now they get to watch the other games and decide if this game means anything instead of HAVING to play all out
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:12 PM   #7
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Free money here.

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Yeah bet the Jets. They might play starters initially but I bet they lay down unless New England loses.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:13 PM   #8
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After living here my whole life "Cincinnati" and cheering for them the 2 times they was in the super bowl and always hoping they got better but being a massive Broncs fan from about the moment The Drive happened I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO BREAK OUT MY BENGAL LOVE ...


If they help us get in I'll never hear the end of it from all my real life Bengal fan friends tho ... But o well I have heard it all year from them over the season opener ...

Like their unis ... Hate their front office and a lot of the players from now and over their history ...

I wish they would sometimes wear all black unis with these sweet mostly black helmets Marvin had made ...

These unis


with these helmets would look SWEET..

SO should be their alt unis ..
It was made special for Marvin when he first got the job and looks BAD @$$


BUT ANYWAY
GO BENGALS !!!!!

MOJO MOJO MOJO !!!!!
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jets win 13- 6
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this is the game that Hogan becomes an Ocho CInco fan. Hopefully we can appreciate the Bengals for one day unlike the Colts.
Don't count on it. I can't believe how many people actually believe the lies Lewis and his freak show are putting out about this game

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Must've been a huge Flintstones fan when you were a kid, huh?
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Yeah bet the Jets. They might play starters initially but I bet they lay down unless New England loses.
Yep, they'll be "playing to win" until they pull Palmer and many starters in the 2nd or 3rd quarter.
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Yep, they'll be "playing to win" until they pull Palmer and many starters in the 2nd or 3rd quarter.
The Bengals aren't some salty vet team that can afford to drop momentum going into the post-season. They'll fight all day. They'll do it for Henry. And they'll do it for Mike Zimmer.
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I'm for any scenario where we don't have to rely on Oakland winning. Think about it, if Denver was in Oakland's shoes, would they really try to win a game that would do nothing except hurt your draft pick AND get a hated division rival into the playoffs when they wouldn't otherwise make it.
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They'll fight all day.
I hope you're right. And even if you are, will they do it with their starters? They don't have a first round bye, you don't think they'll want to rest some guys?
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I hope you're right. And even if you are, will they do it with their starters? They don't have a first round bye, you don't think they'll want to rest some guys?
Yes, and there's been some pretty big evidence that those rests don't pay off.

3 of last years bye week teams got knocked off right off the bat

NYG by Philly
Carolina by AZ
Tenn by Balt

Only team that won was Pitt vs SD. Of course, Pitt did go all the way.
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I'm for any scenario where we don't have to rely on Oakland winning. Think about it, if Denver was in Oakland's shoes, would they really try to win a game that would do nothing except hurt your draft pick AND get a hated division rival into the playoffs when they wouldn't otherwise make it.
Hello? You PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!
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Lewis said they would play to win. They will try and win with backups.
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