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Ochocinco lacked football IQ of compatriots

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08:04 AM ET 06.08 | Chad Ochocinco is out, while Jabar Gaffney, Donte Stallworth, Deion Branch remain as potential Tom Brady targets. [Gaffney, Stallworth and Branch are all] 30-something, but they all have Brady's trust, get to the places they're supposed to be, and don't have to be told where to go, which was still happening during this season's OTA workouts for Ochocinco. On at least one occasion, Branch still had to point him to the right spot. Even newcomer Brandon Lloyd seems to be in more sync with Brady than Ochocinco ever was. ... He didn't have the kind of football intelligence you need to adjust to all that goes on with the Patriots offense, then read the defense, and be where Brady expects you to be. He just never got it.

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June 8, 2012  08:06 AM ET

he should have been cut the same time Haynesworth was.

June 8, 2012  08:06 AM ET

"He just never got it."

This is news?

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June 8, 2012  08:10 AM ET

He's done.

If he can't get open for Brady then he can't get open for anyone.

June 8, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Chad has the same football IQ as Jethro Bodine.

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June 8, 2012  08:25 AM ET

I'm shocked, totally didn't see that coming......

June 8, 2012  08:27 AM ET

So he's been covering it up with athletic ability all these years, and now the ability is fading and he doesn't have the accumulated intelligence that comes from experience to compensate. Age tends to expose those weaknesses.

June 8, 2012  08:29 AM ET

i am sure a new reality show about loudmouth morons who used to play professional sports will be soon arriving

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June 8, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

he should have been cut the same time Haynesworth was.

Albert and Ocho were head scratcher signings to begin with.

June 8, 2012  08:32 AM ET

I don't think it's "football" intelligence, but intelligence in general he lacks.

June 8, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Don't insult Jethro............He has a third grade ejamacation............

Jethro actually finished the 6th grade; he could do gazintas!

4 gazinta 8 twice

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June 8, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Finally the truth: someone too stupid to play football is revealed.

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June 8, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Chad has the same football IQ as Jethro Bodine.

Please don't diss Jethro that way..............

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June 8, 2012  09:02 AM ET

"He didn't have the kind of football intelligence you need to adjust to all that goes on with the Patriots offense, then read the defense, and be where Brady expects you to be. He just never got it."

This is a nuclear diss. Time to change your name again, Chad.

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