Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco told reporters he will do whatever he can to help his team win and is already developing good chemistry with his teammates, the Sun Sentinel reports.
“I’m developing ‘Brokeback Mountain’ chemistry with the players,” Ochocinco said, referring to the 2005 film about two male cowboys who get veryveryvveryvery close to one another. “I’m just having fun. It feels good too, to have a fresh start.”
Ochocinco was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001 where he played nearly a decade before being traded to the New England Patriots in July of 2011. Earlier this month, the Patriots cut Ochocinco and he signed with Miami.
Ochocinco said it’s been a childhood dream to play with the Dolphins and has always been a fan of the team.
“Since 1988 I’ve always played Madden, and I’ve always used the Dolphins no matter where I was or where I was playing,” Ochocinco said.
Ochocinco’s comments come ahead of the Dolphin’s scheduled appearance on the seventh season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a reality TV sports documentary that focuses on an NFL team as they progress through training camp in the preseason.
During the second day of minicamp, Dolphins players already reportedly began fighting amongst themselves.
Such brawls and outspoken players may promise an entertaining season, even if the Dolphins were not the show’s first or second choice, according to ESPN.
The show premieres August 7th and will mark Ochocinco’s second appearance on the series, having previously appeared during the 2009 season that focused on the Bengals.