Quote: "It feels good to be able to breathe again. What you're seeing now, what you're hearing, that's always been me, keeping everybody loose. But when it's time to play, I always show up."
Translation: I need to create an excuse for why I didn't perform in New England other than age. Remember when I blamed struggles in Cincinnati on trying to be more buttoned down under Marvin Lewis?
Quote: "I'm really not paying the ("Hard Knocks") cameras any attention. I'm just going. I don't care to indulge with them, I don't pay attention, but whatever they catch, they catch."
Translation: I know exactly where every camera is at every moment. Did I mention I was wearing black nail polish?
Quote: "I was hanging with Gene Simmons during the offseason a little bit, working on some music that him and I were doing. I'm somewhat of a rocker, hippie, smoking weed, s--- like that."
Translation:I wouldn't say the weed part of this if it was actually true.
Quote: "I'm good. I'm really good. Regardless of what happened in the past, it's the past. I'm moving on. The odds have been stacked against me since 1978. I had a bad year, finally, but I handled my business for a decade straight. A lot of us tend to forget that. I didn't complain, didn't become a distraction. I took a bullet, worked this offseason, I'm here, still working, not complaining. I'll be back to normal. Don't have a choice."
Translation: I don't want anyone to remember 2008 or 2010, when I averaged fewer than 60 yards-per-game.
Quote: "I learned so many things (in New England). That's one of the greatest coaches ever in the game. Learned a lot of things: Discipline, learned to shut the f--- up for a year. I never thought I could do it, but I did it. Learned watching Tom (Brady), his work ethic, unreal. Even though I wasn't able to produce, or able to play like I wanted to, I learned a lot of things there that's made me a better player. Some of the things that I've brought here, leadership, something I've never focused on."
So why does Chad think things didn't work out in New England?
Quote: "I don't know. It doesn't matter. 'Fins up. S---, it doesn't matter."
Translation: Hard to argue here.
Quote: "I'm always looking to a second job (if I don't make the team). Thinking about going into porn. It's not funny. I got to earn a living. I'm being serious. I mean, that's what I would do."
Translation: He actually could be serious here.