Why Chad Ochocinco Becoming Chad Johnson Is a Good Thing For Miami

June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) warms up during mini camp practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday was an interesting day if you follow Chad Ochocinco (who tells people on Twitter he is back to being Chad Johnson, though the Miami Dolphins still list him as 8-5) on Twitter. He ranged all over the place, with one tweet in particular standing out above the rest.

Ochocinco has been fined numerous times throughout his career, including a 2010 $25,000 one for Tweeting during a game. Could the over-the-top version of Ochocinco - Chad Johnson? - be returning to the league this year?

And is that a bad thing for Miami?

Before Ochocinco went to New England and joined the Patriots, where he "behaved" himself, he was a six time Pro Bowl wide receiver, perennially around 1,000 yards receiving, including 2006 when he led the league with 1,369 yards. Then, in New England, the calm Ochocinco caught just 15 passes for 276 yards (which, by the way, was his highest yards per reception average in his career, but that's beside the point).

So why wouldn't the Dolphins, and Dolphins fans, want the old Chad Johnson to return? Why wouldn't they want him to raise the ire of Commissioner Goodell? Why wouldn't they want him trying to outdo himself in every game, finding the next over-the-top way to celebrate?

If it makes Chad Johnson return - and the New England Patriots version of Chad Ochocinco go away - then where's the problem?

Besides, when the guy want to work out like this (and, yes, I will admit, putting it out there in Twitter rather than either sending rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill a direct message, or calling him, is a sign that he wants the attention):

What's really the problem?

And, if you aren't following Chad on Twitter - maybe you should (just be advised - he did say this on Twitter yesterday too:


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