Chad Johnson says of his quiet day against Pittsburgh:
"I really didn't have to run. All I needed was some popcorn and watch 84 and 15 just go to work while I was on the side. It was nice. It was a beautiful game and I really enjoyed myself."
Like I said yesterday, people see Chad as a fun loving guy that's not maliciously talking trash. Case in point: Bill Belichick.
Question: "Why does no one ever take offense to the things (Johnson) says? Why don't more teams take that seriously?"
Belichick: "It's Chad being Chad. That's just Chad."
Q: "Is it more acceptable because he can back it up?"
Belichick: "He's not even serious. I could throw that same stuff back at him if that's really what we wanted to do."
Q: "Could you do that? We want you to." (Laughter.)
Belichick: (Laughter.) "Tell him we'd cover him one-on-one all the time, but he pushes off more than any receiver in the league. He must be paying off the officials not to call it. We're going to double-cover him some. ... Just as much as he pushes off, tell him that we have to protect ourselves. No, he's a great player."
Chad is in the latest SportsCenter spot.