Published: October 20th, 2009 | Tags: Al Davis, Alex Brown, Antoine Winfield, Baltimore Ravens, Chad Ochocinco, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Donovan McNabb, Drew Brees, Houston Texans, Jay Cutler, Jean-Jaques Taylor, Michael Crabtree, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Nick Canepa, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Steve Slaton
Ever the fan of expression through his favorite social networking site, Bengals WR Chad Ochocino was at it again on Twitter, instigating an exchange of trash-talking tweets with Bears QB Jay Cutler and DE Alex Brown ahead of Sunday’s matchup vs. Chicago.
Umm, the game is still five days away, Chad.
Nevertheless, in true Ochocinco fashion, he began stirring the pot early, and Cutler and Brown took the bait.
Here’s a sampling of the exchange, courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times:
“Yesterday, Ochocinco started in on Cutler [exchanges sic’d]:
@jaycutler6 tell your defense I’m gonna run circles around them, I’m mad we lost, peanut Tillman is gonna kiss da baby along with the rest’
To which Cutler responded:
@OGOchoCinco it’s only Monday. Already starting?
The exchange with Cutler continued:
@JayCutler6 Jay I have to get a jump on yall, on a serious note tell Lovie to put Tillman on me all game with safety help, please!!!!”
This ought to make for a fun week. You can read the rest of the exchange by clicking here.
Other stories around the web on Tuesday:
- 49ers rookie WR Michael Crabtree, who made up for lost time during the bye week, looks like he could start in his debut Sunday against the Texans.
- San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Nick Canepa says the Chargers, with so much preseason hype, are nothing more than a dead-average football team in the wake of Monday night’s 34-23 loss to the Broncos.
- Columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News says this Sunday’s game against the Falcons will be the key to predicting the future of the Cowboys’ season.
- The Raiders upset the Eagles thanks, in large part, to their constant pressure of QB Donovan McNabb provided by their blitz packages. But is that in line with Al Davis’ approach?
- Might be hard to believe, but the Ravens’ priority heading into their bye week will be to shore up — of all things — their struggling defense.
- Saints coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees are giving the O-line an ovation.
- Despite Houston’s decreased production in the rushing attack from last season, RB Steve Slaton is still finding ways to gain yardage and score touchdowns.
- The Vikings might be 6-0, but they have shown weakness in their pass defense, something that could get worse now that Pro-Bowl CB Antoine Winfield is injured.