Obviously, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a soft spot for wide receivers who possess a little bit of the selfish reputation. See Moss, Randy and now, Cincinnati's favorite receiver, Chad Ochocinco. During the Bengals/Patriots game last week, Belichick playfully razzed Ocho about double-covering him the whole game so the Pats wouldn't have to see any of Ocho's touchdown celebrations. The Boston Herald's Rap Sheet blog has more:
Belichick: "We’re double covering you so you can have the night off."
Ochocinco: "Come on. Come on."
Belichick: "One double 85, that’s our call, one double 85."
Ochocinco: "No matter where I go?"
Belichick: "Yeah, so you can’t hide."
Ochocinco: "Come on Coach, you serious? Tell me you are just playing."
Belichick: "We are not going to watch you run in the end zone and watch you spike the ball here. Have a good one. I’ll talk to you later."
Ochocinco: "Alright. (walking away) Damn."
You'll notice there was no "child, please" response from Chad, leading this blogger to believe his respect level for Belichick is awfully high.