We know Chad Ochocinco loves Twitter. And now we know ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi, a former Patriot, doesn’t take too kindly to Ocho’s affinity for social media.
Anybody out there believe Bruschi’s harsh criticism was a bit much?
Enter NFL Network’s Heath Evans, himself a former Patriot, who came to Ochocinco’s defense on Wednesday’s episode of “Around the League” and called out Bruschi for one very particular reason.
“My biggest issue is, for four years Tedy would’ve been the guy that was going to war for Ochocinco if somebody would’ve attacked him in this form or fashion,” Evans said. “That’s really what kind of eats at me here. … This is a Bill Belichick-coached football team. If the work ethic wasn’t there, if the study habits wasn’t there, he wouldn’t be there.”
Yes, Ochocinco had only one catch for 14 yards in his Patriots debut Monday night against the Dolphins. And his tweet about being in “awe” of New England’s offense seemed harmless until Bruschi went off on him. So maybe it’s best to heed Evans’ message, which, in short, is this:
When it comes to Chad Ochocinco, trust Bill Belichick’s plan for him.