- 03/28/2011, 02:29PM ET
PCH said 03/28, 02:29 PM
I for one am totally for it..
I don't think it's a publicity stunt.
Ocho has stated that he LOVED futbol..
Ocho has hel.la speed..
There's a frkn lockout.. why not?
The Bengals suck as.s anyway..
BuckyBadger. said 03/28, 02:47 PM
This a total publicity stunt by Ocho and the Kansas City soccer team. They get some free press and Chad keeps his name out there as well. I have no problem with Chad keeping himself busy this way, better choice than Johny Jolly and Merriweather but don't make it out to be something its not.
Ocho had very good speed for a Wide Receiver that is 6'1" but he doesn't have that burst of speed or acceleration you need to play soccer. Those 5'9" guys can be sprinting down the field and than find an extra burst that Ocho simply doesn't have. They would leave Ocho in the dust.
He isn't going to make the team. I am sorry even at the MLS level these athletes have dedicated their lives to their craft and it is even a bit disrespectful to even think Ocho can just waltz into the league. There are nuances to the soccer game that are picked through years of play.
Also football players don't have the conditioning to play soccer. They are conditioned to play a rough 6 minutes, not run for 90mins. You simply don't condition your body to do this overnight. Ocho would have to change his training regimen and after a year he might have the conditioning of a soccer player.
PCH said 03/28, 02:53 PM
They would leave Ocho in the dust.
some would.. most won't..
He isn't going to make the team.
You sure about that?
I'm not saying he'll start on something but a reserve is a reserve.. I could definitley see Ocho riding pine.. He's down for it..
Ocho would have to change his training regimen and after a year he might have the conditioning of a soccer player.
Ocho Cinco is a RARE breed..
This a total publicity stunt by Ocho and the Kansas City soccer team.
Trust me.. the Kansas City soccer Team wouldn't embarrass themselves for no reason..
BuckyBadger. said 03/28, 03:11 PM
I am 100% positive he won't make the team. Today will be his last day of tryouts and both will say it was fun and go their separate ways. He got schooled from everything that was written about his tryouts, even by him.
How do you figure the soccer team is embarrassing themselves? Care to explain? Their training camp is being reported on by major news outlets for the first time ever and I even learned that Kansas City has a soccer team. If you can't spot this publicity stunt than you are simply gullible.
Ocho isn't a rare breed. He is human like every other athlete who needs to train and keep his body in the condition required for his sport. Football and Soccer couldn't be more different in this respect. Football requires you to be good in short bursts and to be able to absorb punishment. Soccer requires you to run for long periods of time. Ocho isn't going to go as far as to change what works for him in football to play in the MLS for pocket change. He will go to have some fun which is all he is doing.
Chad is enjoying life. In the end he would have had a fun little weekend and possibly met some new contacts, nothing more.
PCH said 03/29, 02:25 PM
I am 100% positive he won't make the team
Why so positive?
Ocho isn't a rare breed
This ^ is quite false..
Not one time in this td did you say anything about "TOUCH".. That what Ocho Cinco needs to gain..
He's got all the athletic ability..
Remember when MJ played for the White sox .. This is almost the same thing here.. both MJ and OCHO are hel.la athletes..
Yes, Ocho Cinco hasn't mastered the craft of football .. but he's damn good with a solid slinger i the background..
Can we say JEts?
also, Kansas City would be smart to pick him up.. I'm sure their attendance isn't all that..
Ocho just needs "touch"..
and you're supposed to be the futbol expert..
BuckyBadger. said 03/29, 02:37 PM
Why am I so confident? Well for starters the coach and Ocho knew going in he wasn't making the team and I understand the differences in the sports and what it takes to do both of them. I understand what athletes have to do in order to compete on these levels and it is very naive to think Ocho can just waltz in and do it. Even he knew he couldn't.
After the scrimmage yesterday Ocho said himself doesn't have the skill set because he hasn't been doing the sport. He wasn't conditioned enough like I said and he simply isn't as good as these other athletes at this particular sport.
You say I didn't bring up touch well either did you so what is your point. Basically bringing up your own shortcoming there.
I never claimed to be a soccer expert but I do understand the differences between the sports and the level of talent and dedication that is needed to compete there. People who think Chad would succeed are the same sort of people who think football players can go box and make it. It shows little knowledge of what these athletes do not only in the season but year round, it isn't just NFL players training year round.
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