Who Dey, Chad?: 10 Questions for 85

Robb Hoff@NFLNostradamusContributor IMay 10, 2009

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 25:   Chad Johnson #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with the Bengals mascot after catching a touchdown pass during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans on November 25, 2007 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

You might get some old-school argument about Isaac Curtis, but there's really no basis for not dubbing Chad Johnson Ocho Cinco as the greatest of all Bengals receivers. 

There's stuff I've wondered about Chad as the years have rolled by, and if he'd be willing to answer, these would be the 10 questions I'd ask 85.

1. What does it mean to you to be the greatest Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver ever, greater than Carl Pickens, Chris Collinsworth, Eddie Brown, and even greater than the legendary Isaac Curtis?

2. At what point did you realize that the opportunity for you to market yourself nationally and beyond would be enhanced if you no longer played in Cincinnati?

3. How can you describe the prospect of playing for the Bengals without knowing T.J. Houshmandzadeh is on the field with you?

4. What technical advice would you give up-and-coming receivers about how they can achieve the same kind of separation from defensive backs that have made defensive coordinators ill when they watch you work?

5. What can we expect from Chad OchoCinco on the field if the Bengals won't relinquish their rights for your services in 2009?

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6. Of all the hard hits you've had to fearlessly subject yourself to, which ones made you cringe when you watched the replays?

7. What is the one catch you've made for the Bengals that stands above the others in your mind?

8. If you could do any commercial, what would it be?

9. What attributes of a defensive back do you find most challenging? 

10. What really happened at halftime during the Bengals' playoff loss to the Steelers?