Ochocinco says he's going to tone it down in New England

Say it ain’t so!

Chad Ochocinco is hinting that the showman deluxe is going to go about his business in a new way now that he’s changed homes.

The wide receiver says there is a way about the job now that he’s with the New England Patriots that might not make him quite as flamboyant as he’s been in the past.

Probably won't be talking to the media much,” Ochocinco said this morning in his first press availability, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. “Just want to play ball. There's a certain way the Patriots do it.”

Ochocinco has built a small little empire for himself outside of football and a lot of it centers around his Twitter account that has more than 2.4 followers. Surely, he can add more now that he’s playing with the Patriots but only if he wants to build on his brand.

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