See what Chad Ochocinco started?
After a slow start to the season, the Cincinnati Bengals' (2-3) Pro Bowl receiver said he's going back to his trash-talking roots against the Atlanta Falcons (4-2). He sent packages to Atlanta's secondary this week, which is vintage Ochocinco.
But not to be outdone, Atlanta receiver Roddy White took a page from Ochocinco's playbook and made this video, which was transcribed Thursday by Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here is a recap of what White had to say about the Bengals:
"They do a lot of talking before the season started and now we're gonna shatter their dreams, hearts and desires on Sunday."
"This is not really a big game for us. It's just the next game on the schedule. Unfortunately it's against the Bengals and they think they're good. I don't even know their record – I think they're like 2-4."
"I'm gonna get working on the DBs that they have. I don't even know these guys' names. But hey, I'm gonna go at them."
Not knowing Cincinnati cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall -- one of the NFL's best tandems -- is a bit disrespectful. But other than that, the Falcons and Bengals shouldn't have issues with their two receivers adding spice to this matchup.
The AFC North blog will be in Atlanta covering the Bengals and Falcons this weekend, which could be a must-win game for Cincinnati.