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A touchy, feely Chad Ochocinco actually promises he won’t talk much

07.30.11 at 1:49 pm ET

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FOXBORO — Chad Ochocinco had his smile, talked again about landing in heaven and even gave a group hug at the end after he saw reporters and photographers jostling for position in his post-practice interview. But the star wide receiver said Saturday he is planning on toning it down a lot from his previous days in Cincinnati.

“I’€™m going to always be me,” Ochocinco said. “I’€™ll always be me. But there’€™s a certain way that the Patriots do it, and I’€™ve always been a chameleon, so I’€™m going to blend in and do it the Patriots way, which is win, you know? I think Bill, we had our talk, and without him having to even say anything, [I know] there’€™s no need for me to do some of the stuff I did before.’€

After finishing his first practice in pads, Ochocinco paid thanks to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick.

“It’€™s exactly what I thought it was, me being able to come here,” Ochocinco said. “The first meeting, as soon as I got here, was with Mr. Kraft. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. He welcomed me with open arms. I talked with coach Belichick, and he did the same. We had our normal talk, our normal chat. Other than that, I’€™m ready to rock and roll.’€

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