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By all accounts, Ochocinco has done everything asked of him from a football perspective, showing up on time and working hard while proving to be dependable and fully committed.
But his judgment on outside-of-football stuff, and fully understanding how every tweet and self-promotional look-at-me act has a trickle-down effect on his new team, remains a work in progress.
That's why the next few days could tell us a lot about Ochocinco and the likelihood this "odd couple" has a chance of working out.
Can Ochocinco take Belichick's advice and ignore the noise?