Chad Ochocinco was not the player he was before the name change in 2008. When Ochocinco was signed with the Dolphins, Ochocinco said he wanted to be the player he once was and said he wanted to be the old Chad Johnson. No one could blame him, just look at their production:
Chad Johnson averaged: 80 Recs, 1,195 Yards, and 7 TDs.
Chad Ochocinco averaged: 52 Recs, 674 Yards, and 5 TDs.
On top of those numbers Johnson went to 5 Pro Bowls compared to Ochocinco’s 1 Pro Bowl. So when he became a Dolphin, Dolphins fans were hoping for the old Chad Johnson, and at 8:45 am Chad Johnson is back. Chad Ochocinco went to the Broward County courthouse and changed his name back to Chad Johnson. We don’t know if changing his name will bring the old Chad Johnson’s play, but this Chad Johnson seems to have something to prove and that is a good sign.
If you were like me, you might have lost a little respect for a player that thought of himself so much to change his name to the Spanish version of his football number, so it’s nice to see him humble himself back to reality. So let us know what you think in the comments below.