Chad Johnson sounds off at Dolphins camp
Updated On: Aug 01 2012 02:58:17 PM EDT
Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson held nothing back at a news conference on Wednesday.
Johnson discussed a host of issues, including his poor performance last season in New England.
Johnson said he still has talent: "I"m good. I'm really good. Regardless of what happened in the past. For whatever reason it went like that, I'm moving on. The odds have been stacked against me since 1978. I mean I had a bad year finally. I handled my business for a decade straight, a lot of us tend to forget that."
Johnson was also reflective about his boisterous personality that included unique touchdown celebrations.
Johnson said: "I was very boisterous. I was very flamboyant. I was very outlandish somewhat arrogant, cocky, the way I approached the game of football. Because I was going to tell you what I was going to do, and then I would go do it. This is a team game and I played it in sort an individual way, you know. Having fun, but I get the job done. So if I have a bad year: He's done, he's washed up."
Johnson says he still believes in his speed: "If you can find someone who can beat me running, let me know.:
Johnson, 34, knows he's not promised a spot on the Dolphins roster.
"I approach this camp as one having to earn a spot. One having to prove himself again. Which I shouldn’t have to do again," said Johnson. "I was horrible. I mean 15 catches. I’m working like a rookie again. I’m running around, flying around like a young dude. Working on my one weakness always been blocking."
Johnson is happy to be playing back at home in South Florida: "Being here is awesome and I'm home. It's good to be home. I don't have a choice but to succeed. A lot of eyes watching in general. Being here, I got to. Really. Little place called Liberty City, can't fail, not home.
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