Former Pro-Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson (formerly known as Chad Ochocinco) caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when he tweeted that he’d like to help coach the Tennessee Titans’ wide receivers.
Can i please come to Tennessee as an assistant WR coach specifically for route running/creating separation‼ https://t.co/vy2vzfkBcs
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 29, 2018
The Titans, however, already have a former Pro-Bowl wide receiver working as the team’s wide receivers coach. Rob Moore, who played in the NFL from 1990-2002, joined Mike Vrabel’s staff this past winter.
I’m not sure how the Titans should feel about Johnson’s proposal. Sure, he was a great wide receiver in the NFL, and I’m sure he could teach Tennessee’s young wide receivers a thing or two, but it feels like he’d be stepping on Moore’s toes.
The Titans are less than a week into training camp with a new coaching staff — there are going to be some hiccups with routes and communication. It’s to be expected.
For what it’s worth, though, it appears second year wide receiver Taywan Taylor is totally on board with the idea of Johnson coming to Nashville to work with the Titans.
Would love to learn from the 🐐 man! https://t.co/CllvVAMRTM
— Taywan Taylor (@SilentGrind2) July 31, 2018
This isn’t the first time Johnson has expressed interest in coaching. Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson brought Johnson to camp in 2016 to help with wide receivers, but Johnson left after three days when he discovered that coaching is “tough”.
#Browns Hue Jax said Chad Ochocinco, who assisted a few days, has left to take care of some business. Said Chad discovered “this is tough”
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 1, 2016
The idea of Johnson in Nashville might be fun to think about, but his big personality probably isn’t what the team needs right now.
I think the Titans will be just fine without a few days of Ochocinco teaching routes.
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