Monday, April 12, 2010
Ochocinco begs NFL to stop the Jets
By Tim Graham
How heavy-handed are the New York Jets coming off around the league for all of their high-profile acquisitions?
At least one star player is begging the league to intervene and stop the madness.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco should be thrilled to see a division rival lose a dangerous player, but he's looking at the big picture after the Jets sent a fifth-round draft choice to the Pittsburgh Steelers for receiver Santonio Holmes.
Ochocinco's immediate response was to tweet "Can someone please explain why the Pittsburgh Steelers traded Santonio Holmes to the Jets?"
A few minutes later, the NFL's court jester sent this tweet to @nflcommish, the official Twitter account of Roger Goodell:
"Mr. Goodell the NY Jets are unfairly loading their team up with great players like the Yankees do, we need to stop this now!"
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is having an obnoxiously productive offseason.
The Jets traded for cornerback Antonio Cromartie and signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson. They Jets are courting pass-rusher Jason Taylor, who might make up his mind about the Jets this week and probably got a little more interested after the Holmes trade.
Remember when Jets fans were concerned the "final eight" plan might curb their offseason options?