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Doug Farrar

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Catch Before You Tweet

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I happened to follow Mr. Ochocinco's Twitter account a few months ago, and I'm surprised if there's anywhere the guy doesn't Tweet. He posts a barrage of occasionally interesting and occasionally funny (about the same ratio as most Twitter accounts) stuff about his training regimen, his battles with various authority figures, and his own enhancements of the English language.

While I find the idea of a player posting missives from the sideline during games, I tend to believe that the real obligation is to the team. Last year, His Chadness ranked 38th in DYAR and 46th in DVOA, far behind ex-teammate T.J. Houshmandzadeh in both departments. With Houshmandzadeh gone to Seattle, Chad needs to buckle down, lose the attention deficit, and become the defender's nightmare he used to be. He is training hard this offseason by all accounts, and I like his unique take on a lot of things, but there are times to get serious and focused mentally. As talented as this guy is, things like a need to Tweet during games doesn't speak well. Let's leave that to the LPGA and get back to football.

By Doug Farrar  |  July 10, 2009; 8:38 AM ET  | Category:  Cincinnati Bengals , Doug Farrar , Roger Goodell Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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