By: Ian Logue
Chad Ochocinco is on the lookout for a roommate for the first few weeks of the season. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
Have an XBox and the internet? Your place could be where Chad Ochocinco may want to crash for a few weeks.
The wide receiver and social media master told reporters yesterday that he’s planning on staying with a fan for a few weeks until he gets acclimated to the area. His only requirements are that they have his favorite video game system, and a way for him to get online.
“I’m going to do something different, I’m actually going to stay with a fan for the first two, three weeks of the season,” he told reporters Tuesday. “That should be fun, until I get myself acclimated and learn my way around.”
“I’m not sure how it’s going to work, but they have to have Internet and have to have Xbox,” he said. “That’s about it.”
In the meantime the veteran is still trying to adapt to his new offensive system, and told reporters that his teammates and the coaches have made the transition easier than expected, but he said there’s still plenty to learn, but he feels like he’d be able to contribute if the season started tomorrow.
“They’ve probably made it the easiest, with so much verbiage as far as signals and other things in the offense that’s hard for me to get,” said Ochocinco. “They have sped up the process to where I think that even with a game being played very soon, I could probably go out there and play at full speed without having to think.”
He also said that as we heard from Branch years ago, all he has to do is read Tom Brady’s eyes and doesn’t need to say a word to understand what he needs to do.
“Once we’re on the field, there is no talking. I just look in his eyes and that’s it, and that’s how we communicate on the field,” he said. “That’s what I like about here. It’s really, really cool.”