Ochocinco Reduced to Forgotten Man

The flamboyant wide receiver has finally reached the Super Bowl, but as a shell of his former self.

Jones-Drew was impressed with the way Ochocinco conducted himself Tuesday and throughout a difficult season. “It’s tough; he’s a playmaker,” Jones-Drew told the Boston Globe. “You come from a place where the team kind of needs you to a place where you have to fit into their system. But he’s done it the right way. He hasn’t complained. He’s bit his tongue and he’s just gone back to work, so that’s what a true professional is.”

That’s not what anyone was expecting from Ochocinco at Media Day. Then again, it’s par for the course based on his experience in New England.

Deron Snyder writes his “Loose Ball” column for The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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