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Pride bringing out best in Ochocinco's game

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07:54 AM ET 08.26 | Chad Ochocinco may be keeping a low profile by his standards this preseason, but his quarterback is willing to do some talking for him. While the 36-year-old Terrell Owens is saying his friend has rejuvenated him because of his inexhaustible energy, Carson Palmer and Bob Bratkowski are saying Owens has done the same for the 32-year-old Ocho. "Chad has stepped his game up. He looks as good now as he did in 2003, 2004, 2005, whenever he was leading the AFC [in yards]," Palmer said before Wednesday's practice. "It makes sense. Chad is extremely competitive. He doesn't want to be outshone. He doesn't want to be second fiddle to anybody. Bringing Terrell in here has really catapulted his game to another level that not many receivers can get to."

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Chad Ochocinco, AP Chad Ochocinco, AP
August 26, 2010  07:56 AM ET

He doesn't really need pride to be the best does he?

August 26, 2010  07:57 AM ET

There are plenty of balls to go around in practice.

August 26, 2010  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He doesn't really need pride to be the best does he?

Most receivers do...

Matters not - the Bengals bear watching this season. If Baltimore falters, beware.

August 26, 2010  08:02 AM ET

Look at the picture. He's so focused on competing with T.O. he forgot to put on his jersey.

August 26, 2010  08:03 AM ET
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5 year old kid hitting 85mph pitches from both sides of the plate!! ---->

That's pretty cool.

August 26, 2010  08:03 AM ET

He's good T.O. is older, he has nothing to worry about.

August 26, 2010  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Look at the picture. He's so focused on competing with T.O. he forgot to put on his jersey.

Caption: "The ball's coming at me, I should probably put my hands up to catch it."

August 26, 2010  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He's good T.O. is older, he has nothing to worry about.

No need to compete with Grandpa Owens, he should just worry about him.

August 26, 2010  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There are plenty of balls to go around in practice.

Sound like a rehearsal to a alternative life style play.

August 26, 2010  08:06 AM ET

both will play better

August 26, 2010  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE:

5 year old kid hitting 85mph pitches from both sides of the plate!! ---->

That's an awesome avatar, Chico.

August 26, 2010  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Sound like a rehearsal to a alternative life style play.

Let me know how that turns out for you. On second thought, don't.

August 26, 2010  08:08 AM ET
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It's all or nothing for the Bengals this year with their receiving core....In two years, they'll need new ones.

Indeed.

August 26, 2010  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Look at the picture. He's so focused on competing with T.O. he forgot to put on his jersey.

I'm glad the picture is only from the waist up, then.

August 26, 2010  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Most receivers do... Matters not - the Bengals bear watching this season. If Baltimore falters, beware.

and this is Word, O...

August 26, 2010  08:21 AM ET

Oh Oh Ochocinco is on the move... He and T.O. are going to turn-ot to be a great "duet" for Carson Palmer

August 26, 2010  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Look at the picture. He's so focused on competing with T.O. he forgot to put on his jersey.

He's got that "what can I do for my next TD celebration" look. Or he's still trying to figure out why he didn't win Dancing With the Stars.

August 26, 2010  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

He's got that "what can I do for my next TD celebration" look. Or he's still trying to figure out why he didn't win Dancing With the Stars.

He looks like he has bad gas.

August 26, 2010  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

He looks like he has bad gas.

ocho cinco have too much beano.

 
August 26, 2010  08:51 AM ET

um...go steelers!!!!!!!!

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