One aspect missing from the buildup of Sunday’s
clash between the Ravens and the
is the lack of barbs usually crafted by wide receiver
Ochocinco, a former Bengal who is now employed by the
, once sent deodorant to the Ravens secondary to help the defensive players from sweating while trying to shadow him. He used to keep a pre-game list in his locker of the defensive players he planned to target, and he added former cornerbacks
and current inside linebacker
in the past.
But with Ochocinco out of the picture, the chatter has died down to barely a whisper. Ravens free safety
smiled when asked if he missed Ochocinco’s presence.