Was bull riding Ocho's best move yet?
The other problem, of course, as Pat Kirwan pointed out on Monday, is there is a limited market for on-the-decline wide receivers, especially one who is as high-maintenance as Ochocinco. There might not be five interested teams, in all reality, particularly if Ochocinco is intent on earning the kind of money ($6 million) he is slated to make with the Bengals in 2011.
But there are other potential possibilities, including:
Redskins: Washington tried like heck to land Ochocinco a few years back, dangling multiple first-round picks. Dan Snyder has been enamored with him and Ochocinco's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has done a lot of business with the Redskins over the years. Ochocinco's game has dipped since then, but if Santana Moss moves on he could make some sense for them.
Bears: I can't help but wonder if the Bears would take a chance as well, particularly if Ochocinco drops his price. He comes with some quirks, but has never been in any sort of trouble legally, and a lot of guys in the league love him. He can be a "me" guy and his antics rub some people the wrong way, but as a second or third option, he could be a fit with Chicago. Mike Martz is more interested in explosive/quick-twitch guys, and at this stage of his career Ochocinco doesn't fit that description. But in a limited free-agent market, he could be a solid option.