CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 23: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears warms up before taking on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23 2011 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
@JayCutler6 I missed your call,hit me back when you're free boss.
Chad Ochocinco Tweeted that to Jay Cutler (if you couldn't figure that out by the @JayCutler6 thing) late Thursday night. To some, this is nothing more than two professional football players, who happen to be friends, calling each other to catch up. I have no clue who Ochocinco's friends are and who they aren't and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cutler was one of them.
To other's, though, this is a sign that Cutler and Ochocinco may be conspiring to get the all time Cincinnati Bengals receiver to Chicago in 2011. It's no secret that Ochocinco's future in Cincinnati is uncertain. He has even tweeted, which is the only way that he seems to communicate, that he believes his time as a Bengal is up. He and his head coach, Marvin Lewis, have been at odds with each other since the 2010 season ended and Mike Brown, the Bengals owner, even said that he wants a football player, not a bull rider or snake wrangler.
Why not, right? Chicago could use a new wide receiver. Devin Hester is a great athlete and a dangerous deep threat for any offense to have, but he's probably not the greatest wide receiver in the NFL. Johnny Knox is another talented receiver on the Bears roster. He hauled in five touchdown passes and had 960 receiving yards in 2010. He's emerging to be the No. 1 receiver in Chicago but he's still young.
In reality, Chicago doesn't have a great No. 1 receiver and Cutler could really use the help. Ochocinco, teamed up with Knox and Hester and tight end Greg Olsen, could really allow Cutler to have one of the best years of his career and make the Bears a contender.
Maybe that's what Cutler wanted to talk to Ochocinco about.
Then again, maybe he wanted to invite him to a pool party and people are turning nothing into something.