Cincinnati Bengals

Deconstructing Chad Ochocinco

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26:  Wide receiver Chad Johnson #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up for the game with the Houston Texans on October 26, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Wayne BakerContributor IMay 8, 2009



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1)Muhammad Ali changed his name for religious reasons, what were your reasons for changing your name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ochocinco?

2)What was your family’s reaction to the name change?

3)Some critics say that not only did your name change, but so did your game. Are you still one of the best receivers in the league?

4)Can you dominate at your position like you did before last year?

5)Why did your performance drop off so dramatically last year?

6)What will it be like with TJ not around anymore?

7)Can Lavernious Coles and Quan Cosby contribute to this team?

8)Do you want to play in Cincinnati or go somewhere else?

9)Are you and Marvin Lewis on the same page?

10)Can the Bengals stay out of trouble off the field this year?

11)What makes you a good receiver?

12)Will you repeat the celebrations you do after touchdowns this year?

13)How bad do the Bengals miss running back Rudi Johnson?

14)Who are the leaders on this team?

15)Will the Bengals make the playoffs this year?

16)In defining your game, are you more Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens

17)And off the field, what do you want people to know about Chad Ochocinco?

18)Will you make the Hall of Fame?

19)Can Carson Palmer be dominant again? What type of relationship do you guys have

20)Who is the best receiver in the NFL right now?

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