Chad Ochocinco and Bill Belichick Friendship Helped Seal the Deal

Chad Ochocinco and Bill Belichick have always been complimentary of each other. The off-field relationship they developed likely helped facilitate the trade from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New England Patriots. Last September before the Pats played the Bengals, Chad had the following to say of The Hooded One:

It became a relationship beyond a football player and coach. He became a friend of mine. He’s one that I look up to tremendously. One who I’ve never played for but who I share the same respect for as if he was my own head coach.

And in a very un-Belichick thing to do, he reciprocated:

It’s an odd couple. But in the end, I think we have a lot of things in common. I like Chad. I like him as a player, I like him as a person. I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has in football, and how he competes on the football field.

Can you feel the bro-mance? If you’re not feeling it, the video after the jump should convince you.

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