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Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

Posted on: January 25, 2011 5:13 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Chad Ochocinco, a few years back, was known as "Chad Johnson." But, as one handsome, intrepid reporter discovered, he actually followed through with his name change and became the incorrect, Spanish version of his football jersey.

It appears El Ocho is returning to his roots, however, as he announced on NFL Live that's he's going to change his name back to "Chad Johnson."

"I've done enough with Ocho Cinco," the Bengals wide receiver said to Trey Wingo via telephone.

We'll get to the "enough" thing in just a second, but it's worth noting that he also said "I need to fight my head coach" during the interview, which makes the possibility of a(nother) name change, well, okay, it's still the most interesting thing that happened, but him saying he wants to fight Marvin Lewis on national television is reasonably spicy.

It's also worth noting that he hasn't officially filed the paperwork yet, so don't go burning that Chad Ochocinco ordering that Chad Johnson jersey just quite yet. But, presuming that the Ocho Era truly is coming to an end, let's see how that worked out for the wideout.

Name Years Avg Catches Avg Yards Avg TDs
Chad Johnson 7 ('01-07) 79.9 1,195 7.0
Chad Ochocinco  3 ('08-10) 64.0 806 5.7


Now, your argument might be, "Hey, jerk! Have you seen Carson Palmer the last three years???" or even "You know he got OLDER, right?"

Fair enough -- but please note that his pre-Ocho average includes his rookie season when he only started three games and only caught 28 passes for 329 yards and one touchdown. (AKA what might be a productive year for him in 2011, zing!)

Take that season out, and while named "Chad Johnson," my man averaged a stupid 88.5 catches, 1,339.3 yards and eight TDs over six seasons.

After that, well, yeah, you can argue reasons other than "more concerned with celebrity than performance" all you want, but it can't be 100 percent coincidence that his production plummeted when he decided to change his name.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:37 pm
 

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Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

Some of you people are the biggest losers i have ever seen. The guy changes his name, does some TD dances and for that he's a loser, washed up, piece of sh*t, etc..

Grow up you internet trolls. Did he call a press conference to say he was changing hsi name back? No. He was being interviewed and mentioned it and the reporter went with the story. Blame the media jackasses, not him.

I swear to God, you peole are such lames that i'm literally laughing at you as i type this.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

   I like ole Chad. He has been a breath of fresh air amid all mthe pressures to conform. He will have to pick which name he wants for the HOF.



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

     Well, Everywhere you go - there you are.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

change your name--change your number--change your underwear--change teams--still same result--over-rated, overpaid LOSER---any wonder why Carson Daly wantds out of this zoo.  sixth rounnd pick from cemtral michigan has already had more post season success than this d-bag--take your talents and your name and your TV co-host to south beach and hook up with the moron down there.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Ocho claims he's switching back to 'Chad Johnson'

These guys will do anything to keep the attention on themselves....he was a non-factor and non-story this season.


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