This move is interesting to me for a couple reasons. The first being when the Dolphins got rid of Marshall it was said to be because they didn't need a star receiver in this new offense Joe Philbin is putting together. It has also been reported multiple times that they were happy with the receivers they had. If a team makes that kind of statement the last thing you expect is the addition of a diva receiver.
That brings me to my next concern. Chad Ochocinco, as many know, is a diva receiver and loves his name in the spotlight. For a rookie coach like Philbin, is it really good to bring a receiver like that into the locker room he's trying to build. I do not see Ochocinco being as big of a locker room threat as Marshall, but I do have my reservations on adding a diva receiver to the team.
My final concern on this deal is the Dolphins are switching to the west coast offense under coach Philbin. This type of offense requires accuracy and crisp precise route running, something Ochocinco is not known for. He is known for improvising and making something happen, and this could throw off plays. Maybe Philbin can turn him into a route runner but that's not what he does best and could have been the reason the Patriots released him.
The deal has been made, however, so I am anxious to see how it all works out for the Miami Dolphins. Maybe Ochocinco will be great for the Dolphins and will be the star wideout he once was. Unfortunately that's just another maybe on the growing list the Dolphins have for this coming season. One thing is for sure though, Hard Knocks will have a big name for this year's show.