And that’s not all. The three-time All-Pro receiver and six-time Pro Bowler told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he’s going back to his old ways with the Miami Dolphins after his “personality was controlled” by the AFC East rival New England Patriots last season.
“This season is going to be a monster year,” Johnson said. ”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,” Johnson added. ”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.”
I’ve never seen Oprah line up under center, but her play might be more entertaining and fill the stadium better than some of the signal-callers that have trotted out to South Beach in recent years. As Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com notes, at the very least, fans would head home in a new car.
Johnson, 34, has been showing signs of returning to his old vintage version prior to his name change.
Last month, he sent a warning to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that there would need to be plenty of fines sent in his direction. In addition to laying out all of the reasons why 2012 will be different than his disappointing season in New England, Johnson also mentioned his thoughts for the folks who feel his outspoken ways will be a distraction to the team.
“That’s a distraction??? The tweeting?” Johnson said. ”My answer when people say that is, ‘Shut the bleep up.’ Be real! How many arrests have we had this offseason? But my tweeting is an issue? Get an [expletive] life, people.”
Time will tell how well Chad performs like his old self on the field, but he’s off to a good start with his name change and attitude adjustment.
Verse of This Piece: “Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped.” —Proverbs 11:25