Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, says that he’s going to have a “monster year” now that he’s no longer being held back the way he was last season.
“This season is going to be a monster year. I don’t care who’s playing quarterback. I’m going to have a great year. The first day I get to camp, everybody’s mouth can drop [the bleep] open. My game is at the point where it doesn’t matter who starts at quarterback. Oprah can play quarterback and we’ll be all right.”
Johnson says that he plays better when he’s able to talk as much as he wants.
“My personality was controlled last year (in New England),” Johnson told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “You didn’t hear me at all last year. Zero. Zilch. When my mouth is running, it forces me to perform. It’s never been vindictive. I never got anybody in trouble.
“One of the things I like about being here, that’s so refreshing, and is such a weight off my back, is I can be me, whatever that entails. When I can be me, I am loose. Everything just flows for me. Whether it’s the style of play, the way I learn.”