Bengals' Ochocinco: Jets' Revis Can't Cover Me

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Chad Ochocinco's mouth is at it again.

This time, the chatty Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver took someplayful shots at Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in an entertainingconference call with the New York media Wednesday.

"Darrelle Revis couldn't cover me in a brown paper bag on acorner of a Manhattan street inside a phone booth," Ochocinco saidafter asking if everyone had their recorders on. "It'simpossible."

Revis, selected as a Pro Bowl starter, was sent home frompractice with an illness and was unavailable to respond toOchocinco's latest swipes. Coach Rex Ryan was asked if Revis mighthave Ochocinco fever.

"I doubt that," Ryan said with a grin. "I like him, like theway he plays and all that. Hope he doesn't play this week, butanytime we play him, he's always got comments. I think it's good,good for the game."

Ochocinco and Revis, who consider each other friends, areexpected to be matched up during the game Sunday night, but it'suncertain for how long. The AFC North-champion Bengals might nothave much to play for by the time the game starts, although theJets need to win to make the playoffs. Ochocinco said he has calledcoach Marvin Lewis "at least 20 times" to see how much thestarters are playing, and insists he told him the Bengals are"playing to win."

"I said, 'OK, you get me excited and try to pull me out of thegame, I'm not coming out. I will force you to use every timeoutjust to get me off the field,"' Ochocinco said. "That's what Iplan to do, I'm not coming off the field, period. If Revis is inthere, I'm in the game. I'm not coming out."

Ochocinco said he thought up a scoring celebration in whichhe'll put on a Bengals firefighter's helmet - making like famedJets fan Fireman Ed - and sit on the goal post or one of hislinemen's shoulders and get the fans to chant, "O-C-H-O, Ocho,Ocho, Ocho," instead of the familiar "J-E-T-S" cheer.

"I'm going out this season with a bang," he said. "I don'tcare what anybody says. That's the celebration of allcelebrations."

Ochocinco was actually extremely complimentary of Revis, ravingabout his cover skills and calling him "one of the best."

"Look here: Me and Revis is better than Pacquiao-Mayweather,period, case closed," he said. "I don't care what anybody isdoing Sunday night. If you don't tune into the game Sunday, youhave no life. You have no life. You (have) never seen a matchuplike this ever before."

Ochocinco, who has 72 catches for 1,047 yards and ninetouchdowns, has sent numerous tweets to Revis throughout theseason, and the Pro Bowl cornerback recently responded: "goodmorning world. i just woke up from this crazy dream.(at)OGOchoCinco came to Revis Island and disappeared."

"You know how I am, you know my personality, you know my styleof play," Ochocinco said. "This is what I live for on a Sundayand I finally get it. I haven't had the opportunity to play thistype of individual in a very long time."

Ochocinco sounded genuinely surprised when told that the teamscould potentially face each other in the first round of theplayoffs at Cincinnati.

"I like it," he said. "That would be me and Revis again.That's like Mayweather-Pacquiao II. He's Pacquiao, though."

Revis wasn't the only Jets player to catch Ochocinco's wrath.Linebacker Bart Scott had plenty of run-ins with the receivers backwhen he was in Baltimore.

"I'll hit him in the mouth, and I'm not playing," Ochocincosaid. "I know he takes a lot of things I say as a joke and I'll beplaying. I'm not playing this time because I'm playing forsomething else. I'll hit him in the mouth, helmet on or helmet off.I'll take that fine."

Scott, also known for not being afraid to speak his mind, tookthe high road this time.

"I'm not going to give him what he wants this time," Scottsaid. "He wants us to entertain the country for a week. Thisweek's about business, not jokes."

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