Chad Ocho Cinco is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Last night in the Bengals second preseason game of the year, he did something that not many WRs in the NFL get to do. He kicked an extra point.
Cincinnati’s emergency kicker and international soccer fan booted the decisive extra point late in the first half and the Bengals beat the sloppy New England Patriots 7-6 on Thursday night.
“‘Esteban’ Ochocinco is back, the most interesting footballer in the world,” Ochocinco said. “Everyone has to remember, I’ve always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.”
He says he practices kicks, but had not had the chance to get it done in a game. Well, there ya go. The best part is that in typical run-his-mouth-awesomely fashion, Ocho says that he can kick from much further distances.
“Soccer’s my first love, kicking’s easy … like riding a bike,” he said. “I can kick them from 50, 60 yards, left or right hash mark. … I kicked all through high school.”
Now that is something I’d really like to see him do.