Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, has finally spoken out on why he had an abysmal 2011 season: It was the Patriots’ fault.
Apparently the fact that the Patriots told Johnson, then Ochocinco, to tone down his personality was the reason he only caught 15 passes for 276 yards in 2011. “I’m going back to my normal ways,” Johnson told the media on Wednesday. “My normal ways, when I was at my best, when I got fined, look at the production those years. Usually things don’t go right when you try to change the way you do things. “My personality was controlled last year. When my mouth is running, it forces me to perform. When I can be me, I am loose.” So lets get this straight, Johnson could not learn the Patriots offense last season because he couldn’t run his mouth and pick up fines, makes perfect sense. Good riddance Chad.
@_ID/[No paragraph style]: Speaking of the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia’s error on Monday night was his first since April 20, ending a stretch of 65 errorless games. It was the longest single-season errorless streak of Pedroia’s career and the longest by a Red Sox second baseman in a season since Bobby Doerr went 73 straight games without a miscue in 1948, according to STATS.
Confident Kalil The Carolina Panthers finished 6-10 in 2011 and while they showed some promise with budding superstar quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers are not expected to be a Super Bowl threat in 2012. But Panthers center Ryan Kalil begs to differ.
Kalil took out a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer guaranteeing a Panthers Super Bowl this season. One can’t blame Kalil for being confident in his and his team’s abilities, but such a proclamation is just silly. The Panthers should worry about passing the Saints and Falcons in the NFC North before they start thinking about winning Super Bowls. Now if Carolina pulls off the unthinkable and takes home the Lombardi Trophy Kalil’s full page ad will go down in history, but I think it’s pretty safe to say the team will fall short of the guarantee.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru