The acquisition of Terrell Owens may be just what the doctor ordered relating to how the Bengals will perform in the 2010 season. One of the more positive attributes that may have help the team in realizing that TO would be a good fit for the team success in 2010 – was the vocal input from Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson. Their voice of opinion did not fall on deaf ears; Coach Marvin Lewis also felt that TO would be a perfect fit for his Bengals offensive firepower.
There can be no second guessing that both Terrell Owens and Ochocinco have a desire to win, and both of these wide receivers play with the heart of a wild lion. TO work ethic should never come into question, but there are those who would beg to say different, and TO has always defended against such silly acquisitions. “According to sources and anybody that analyzes talent or what-have-you: I’m 36, I’ve slowed down, I don’t have it anymore,” Owens said. “I’m a different person. I’m very talented, I keep myself in shape. So everybody can think I’ve slowed down. If they want to play me like that, that’s fine.”
The combination of having two fearless receivers such as TO and Ochocinco in the backfield create a dilemma for opposing defenses – as the Bengals become a more complete team in their division. Terrell Owens now has an opportunity to play with a player that respects him, and also likes to have fun while playing the game.
The new “Dynamic Duo” will undoubtedly have some new surprises stashed away – that will excite and engage the Bengals fans during the 2010 season. If by chance Ochocinco and TO help the Bengals to a beginning winning season, there may be a new “Dancing with the Stars” duo that has never been seen before.