Well Chad Ochocinco reality star and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals is changing his name back to his real name Chad Johnson .. will it help his football career – ABSOLUTELY!!
Let’s review – in August of 2008 – Chad Johnson changed his name to “Chad Ochocinco” because he wore the jersey # “85″. So in spanish this translates to “eight-five” and the name change was catchy, got him press, he created a “brand” and got a couple of reality shows Dancing with the Stars & VH1′s The Ultimate Coach:Dating Show. He was SO good at branding that in 2009 he was filmed for a Japanese documentary on the NFL and he even changed the name on his uniform to “hachi go” which is japanese for “8-5″ – adorable right?? Well cute doesn’t translate to excellence on the field.
Chad Ochocinco -proceeded to pi** off practically everyone on his team – especially his coach and his stats were off, (although he did manage to get 9 td’s in 2009) Let’s re-cap.. according to FoxSports Chad has had 10,783 receiving yards on 751 receptions with 66 touchdowns since being drafted to the Bengals in 2001. This gave him the Bengals’s franchise records for receiving yards and receptions .. but since the name change – his numbers have sucked in comparison to what he’s capable of .. this year he got 831 yards on 67 receptions and only 4 touchdowns .. you can’t get to the Super Bowl with these numbers!
So based on his name a “Chad Johnson” will always be a good athlete – every coach should have a “Chad Johnson” on their team to give them the competitive edge .. right along with a Jim, Jason, Troy .. I digress .. but the name “Chad Johnson” makes a person a “team player” .. he’s capable, cocky, confident, methodical about achieving, and is great at communicating what needs to get done then assuming the leadership position to make things happen.
A person named “Chad Ochocinco” is pure stubborn, independent and has a temper .. he’s still going to be a good communicator – but only when the talking pertains to himself!
By going back to Chad Johnson – Coach Lewis, his teammates and even Chad will notice a whole lot better playing, better athlete and nicer guy. Oh – and the Bengal fans are going to get their ‘ol amazing 2nd round draft pick back! Good luck Chad Johnson – adios Ochcocinco!!
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