DAVIE, Fla. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco spoke for about one minute, 52 seconds on Tuesday. That was all the time he needed to prove himself enigmatic.
Teammates described Ochocinco, recently jettisoned from New England, as funny, hard-working and a positive influence. Quarterback David Garrard said Dolphins players will be more upbeat with Ochocinco around.
But after Tuesdays minicamp practice, his first with Miami, Ochocinco sounded like a riddle wrapped inside a mystery. This guy used to be one of the NFLs most dynamic personalities. Now his personality was flat-lining. Something seemed to be missing.
For me, its about me getting back to the basics, going back to the root of how it all started, the Miami native said, not as far as playing at home in Miami, but as far as my game goes.
Getting back to what were all used to seeing, the basic fundamentals of how I became what I am. I think I kind of lost that, and Im looking to go back to Chad Johnson, and just ma...