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Chad Johnson says being 'controlled' by the Patriots led to his failure here

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    So now I see...it isn't the fact that he is aging quickly and is no longer a top player....it isn't the fact that he could rarely find seperation with his defender,it isn't the fact that he couldn't run the right routes....:rolleyes:

    Ladies and gentlemen...the REAL reason why Chad was a failure was because the Patriots asked him to tone down his clown act for the season and not cause a media craze. :rofl: What a joke!

    Did he come out and directly blame the Pats?...no,but if you can't read between the lines.....

    http://www.nesn.com/2012/07/chad-jo...personality-was-controlled-with-patriots.html
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    Oooooooook Chad.
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    I am glad this clown is out of here.
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    This may be his honest assessment of the situation. He probably didn't fit in, and for someone like him that may have impact his performance.
  5. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    It didn't impact his acceptance of 6 Million dollars.

    Give me 6 Million and I will personally super glue my lips together so no one hears me :p
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    I think most everyone gets it's not vindictive. But they also get something Chad doesn't. What worked for him never worked for the teams he played on. Neither it nor he helped them win. Chad can't be a cog in a wheel. And in a team game that's what you have to be to win.

    He's been training harder than ever this offseason so he may have regained half a step in the short term. But he better be careful what he asks for as Oprah could well end up QBing that team. Don't give Ross any ideas... Because then you'll have no one to blame but yourself, only that will never happen.
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    Of course money changes everything, but it doesn't change his opinion on things. I think peeps get so caught up in the "Patriots Way" of talking to the media. In Chad's case I just think he didn't fit into the NE ways or communication especially since he's a outgoing person.
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    Keep the excuses coming chad
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    Chad didn't fit it here in so many ways. His style-of-play and personality were the opposite of what the Pats look for. Shame on the Pats FO on this one; they wanted him and paid him $6M. Terrible evaluation of a player who has already been in the league for many years and who doesn't carry many question marks about what makes him tick.
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    I could accept what he's saying except.....



    He negotiated to stay this year. If it was so bad, why not refuse and get cut?

    Sour grapes Chad.
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    I guess failure to learn the playbook or the receiving routes had nothing to do with it after all! You can send that 6 mil. back Chad if you didn't like it here!
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    We'll see when the pads come on and the games are for real whether or not he's correct. The Dolphins play a much simpler offense and one that is more similar to what the Bengals ran (and probably still run) when Chad played there. Any athlete in his position would feel like he or she has something to prove. He probably feels really good physically and is comfortable with what he's seen in the playbook. None of it matters, though, until the games are really being played.

    I don't see any reason to be too upset with what he said. What did we expect? Did we expect for him to come out and say admit he was an idiot who could not grasp the offense in NE? Of course not. He had to find something or someone to blame when asked why he thought he couldn't cut it here. He only latched on to what many in the media (Dukes and the like) were saying last year anyway. In reality, few people are ever able to point the finger at themselves. It's always someone else's fault for their perceived failures.
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    Let's just skate around the real issue here-namely, stick a fork in him, he's done. Maybe that will sink in this year.
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    I think I remember hearing this from him right before mini camp this year... something like things are different this year, now you're going to see the real Chad, blah blah blah. I'll believe it when I see it.

    I defended Chad through most of the year last year, just assuming he was so far down the targets chart that he wasn't going to get a lot of looks. But it never got better, and even injuries to other options didn't help get him in the game. He'll do better in Miami simply because they have fewer targets and a simpler offense, but he's no longer an impact receiver in this league.
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    Unfortunately for a large portion of today's athletes its all about getting that contract with lots of $$$$$ but not living up to expectations for that money since lots of money from these guys often comes more important to them than becoming a contributing player of a winning team.

    Then again,I didn't think he had anything left even if he had went all out on the field.
  16. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Who do you think will have a better season Mo?...Randy or Chad?

    Both players were noted to be practicing well for their new teams.
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    I'm actually impressed that even the Patriots could keep Chad 'in check'. We all know that he is the kind of guy to continue his shenanigans and pay for it later. On the Pats, he actually was quiet (unfortunately that applies to 'on the field' as well).
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    Yes, Chad. Your personality being tempered was what ultimately led to your complete failure to understand the offense and the option routes associated with it.

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    Definitely Randy, who still has the greatest hands in the league.
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    Does anyone wonder if Chad didn't try on purpose in some games, due to being mad/insane for whatever reason. I remember a few instances such as the bomb in the Steelers game, totally giving up on a route in the Bills game that led to an INT, and tapping out of the Superbowl after his only catch!

    Who really cares though, just glad he's gone.
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    Stupidity and not control doomed Chad in his stay here.
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    You guys never worked with an "out loud thinker?" Let me tell you, it's a trip. Every thought through their brain gets vocalized.
    "Hey look at that bird in the tree. Its so pretty and purple, like Barney, My kids love Barney on Saturday mornings. Dammm, I didn't drink my morning coffee. Maybe I should eat some coffee cake after practice. What time is practice this afternoon? Where I grew up we had afternoon showers in the summer. My first summer job was collecting cocunuts on the side of the road. I think I will go off roading in my Hummer. Where's my girlfriend when I need her?

    I suspect Chad is being sincere in his assessment. With the Pats he was too concerned about not being Chad...

    1st and ten from the Steelers 22......."Check it out, Tommy's gonna throw a fade in the corner and I'm gonna leap for it, grab it with one hand, and do right shoulder roll. Then I''m gonna do my "I feel good" shuffle right over to the goalpost and give that post a feel up...Ocho style. Wait.....that's a no go. no dance. Just hand it to the ref. Be the team guy. Yeah the team guy. I got that all day........................................
    Hey .....what.....why the fu** is the big honky spiking the ball by my dance post. That's my move. I taught him that in locker room. Why's my locker next to Slater....I'm no special teamer...that's BS
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    Does it really matter? I think not. Moss if he's healthy can outproduce Chad early on if Smith doesn't land in his doghouse. SF can win without him, although they can just as easily fall back to earth with him. Chad may flash with Garrard or Moore here or there, but it isn't going to amount to a whole hill of beans. Eventually everyone will be less than happy. Both have the inherent athleticism to intrigue in shorts and shells... As someone else stated, lets see what they can do in pads and once the bell rings.
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    I don't remember the play in the Steelers game. I do remember the play in the Bills game, and I didn't have the same impression. Chad ran a route where he was supposed to cut in front of the defensive back to make the catch, but he took a bad angle and ran behind him instead, leading to the INT.

    Just because a guy doesn't work out doesn't mean he didn't try or was a super villain. I liked Chad; I think Chad tried very hard and badly wanted to succeed. He just didn't. He's played many years with a certain style that emphasized improvisation; you saw how many times he and Carson Palmer shouted at each other in Cincy. That kind of stuff doesn't work in a high-percentage, precise offense like the one in New England.

    Let's stop being paranoid and inventing reasons why Chad is such a bad guy and prima donna. He obviously wanted to succeed here.
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    This doesnt even make sense. I highly doubt he was asked to change his personality all the would ask him to do is tone it down for the media.

    There have been plenty of interesting people to play for this team Randy, Corey, and Chad come to mind for me as all three had their "personality problems" prior to coming here and all toned it down somewhat (even if just for a season or short period of time) but the other two actually proved they could still preform.

    This is just a guy near the end trying to make an excuse for last year to try and justify where he is at now and what his role should be.

    Bottom line to me is I defended him the whole way and had no problem with him until now. I mean he came in shut up and gave it a try it didnt work so be it I could live with that and still like him. But I dont like someone making excuses especially when its something I dont think he owed anybody. What is suposed to come of this excuse? Nothing is accomplished by this other then appeasing his own need to ignore last year for something other than diminishing skills.
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    I agree. I also think that Chad is a sandlot guy. He is successful when its "on this play run this route and we will get you the ball." The offense was way to complicated for him. His does not have football intelligence, but he dose have great athletic ability.
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    I wish him the best of luck, except when he plays against the Patriots.
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    Curran nails it...

    For Chad relevance is absolutely what it's all about.



    Curran: Chad Johnson begins his Patriots critique
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    Although I think his problem was more of not understanding the playbook, but there might be some validity to his comments. If you don't feel comfortable in your work environment, it can affect your ability to do your job especially with a WR, who by definition of the position he plays, can be a bit of a headcase.
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