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Chad Johnson gets better of Robert Gill on a treadmill

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Chad Johnson would like a chance to beat out current NFL wide receivers for a spot on a roster, but he may have to settle for beating them at running incredibly fast on a treadmill.

Last week, we shared video of Cardinals wideout Robert Gill running 25 m.p.h. on a treadmill. While that impressive feat probably won’t do all that much to help him make the Cardinals’ 53-man roster, he does currently hold one of the 90 spots on Arizona’s team.

Johnson can’t say that much for himself, which may be why he decided to make his own YouTube treadmill video, which landed on Reddit for the masses to behold. Johnson runs 24 m.p.h. at a 2.5% incline, which adds a degree of difficulty that Gill didn’t have in his own bid for viral video glory.

Alas, Johnson’s flying feet aren’t likely to boost his chances of continuing his NFL career. Johnson’s physical abilities haven’t been in too much doubt. His dismal 2011 performance with the Patriots and last season’s arrest on domestic violence charges play a much bigger role and there’s no treadmill in the world fast enough to spin back time to a point before those things entered the conversation.

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33 Responses to “Chad Johnson gets better of Robert Gill on a treadmill”
  1. dolphindubs says: Jul 2, 2013 3:26 PM

    Fade away Chad. Just fade away….

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 2, 2013 3:27 PM

    I’m going to post my GM-audition Youtube video later on this year. It will feature a variety of angled shots of me plucking away on my keyboard from my couch and in various seating positions. Watch me work people and feel the magic.

  3. ryann252013 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:31 PM

    Oh my god I thought Chad fell at the end when that guy made that yelling noise wtf

  4. schmitty2 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:33 PM

    I’m surprised he didn’t slap his trainer on the rear.

  5. jtbaudendistel says: Jul 2, 2013 3:33 PM

    Impressive. Never marry a girl you meet on twitter though

  6. katopete16 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:37 PM

    Sure you can run fast on a treadmill….. But you couldn’t figure out the Pats’ offense for the life of ya.

  7. smchristensen says: Jul 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    Who?

  8. bennyb82 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    The incline successfully represents his uphill battle to make an NFL roster.

  9. kd75 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:39 PM

    Can’t run fast enough from the law…

  10. SAV says: Jul 2, 2013 3:46 PM

    Chad’s head needs to be corrected, not his body.

    He should be posting pictures of himself helping others and stop try to grab the spotlight. Its over Chad your not interesting or entertaining anymore. Use your status to help people and start charity. Its time to GROW UP.

  11. dexterismyhero says: Jul 2, 2013 3:51 PM

    Did they throw footballs to him while he ran…didn’t care to watch the video.

  12. citizenstrange says: Jul 2, 2013 3:53 PM

    I think I saw Criss Angel do this once.

  13. mvp43 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:55 PM

    His mouth can run 25 MPH without a problem.

  14. elmaxoh says: Jul 2, 2013 4:00 PM

    he can still play if he has a chance , no doubt

  15. rolltide510 says: Jul 2, 2013 4:00 PM

    I hate that Chad went out the way he did.

    But he is indeed out.

  16. davekezer says: Jul 2, 2013 4:01 PM

    It was nice of Brandon Weeden to help Johnson out on that treadmill.

  17. jerruhjones says: Jul 2, 2013 4:02 PM

    Will he be jumping a shark next?

  18. theauger says: Jul 2, 2013 4:05 PM

    I wouldn’t call this more impressive than Gill’s 25 mph run. Johnson effectively has a spotter holding him in place, which Gill did not.

  19. godofwine330 says: Jul 2, 2013 4:05 PM

    Somebody sign that man. He is going to work hard for you. THere is nothing like a hungry person. Chad is hungry. Sign him, even for the vet minimum with incentives, but give him a shot.

  20. nesuperfan says: Jul 2, 2013 4:05 PM

    IMO, these speeds are bogus. It may be due to the treadmill, or it may be their own exaggerations, but I doubt they are going much more than 20 MPH.

    By comparison, Usain Bolt’s fastest time ever in the 100 meter dash was 9.58 seconds, which equates to 23.448 miles per hour. If you exclude acceleration time, it is estimated that Bolt hit 27 mph down the stretch.

    I don’t think these guys are close to Bolt speed-wise, not at their age.

  21. bspurloc says: Jul 2, 2013 4:16 PM

    Chad has a much longer stride than the other dude…
    but the fact he didnt do 25mph means he cant.

  22. eaglesnd18 says: Jul 2, 2013 4:20 PM

    Sign Chad Johnson!! Why not give him another chance? He made football ENTERTAINING with his celebrations, and he was among the elite at one point in his career! Sure he has made bad decisions, but give this man another chance!

  23. lunar2013 says: Jul 2, 2013 4:57 PM

    Running in a straight line really fast? no problem. Running an actual NFL route? Fuhget about it.

  24. rhamrhoddy says: Jul 2, 2013 5:25 PM

    jerruhjones says:
    Jul 2, 2013 4:02 PM

    Will he be jumping a shark next?
    ___________________

    Too late!

    WHOOOAAAA…

    Actually, IF that is legitimately 24 mph with an incline, then it is pretty impressive. Gill’s legs must be way shorter tho cuz they seemed to be going waaay faster than Chad’s.

  25. dabearsk says: Jul 2, 2013 5:28 PM

    He’s gotta be better than Devan Arromashudu on da bears…bring him in for a tryout and see how humble he truly is…

  26. beelicker says: Jul 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    Probably still needs to train harder if he expects to outrun his past …

  27. vincentbojackson says: Jul 2, 2013 5:51 PM

    He could back peddle 25 mph and nobody would give him a shot.

    His act grew tired well before he decided to beat on his wife.

  28. tedmurph says: Jul 2, 2013 7:31 PM

    If he cold only run a route.

  29. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 2, 2013 7:32 PM

    Moving 25 mph has nothing to do with Johnson’s inability to comprehend playbooks, which was the case in New England. In Cincinnati, his stupidity was merely tolerated. Anyone notice that the Bengals are better without him?

  30. romoscollarbone says: Jul 2, 2013 7:52 PM

    After the video, there was another youtube one of Brandon Marshall doing this back in 2011. He ran much longer and smoother than either Gill or Ocho.

  31. anhdazman says: Jul 2, 2013 9:59 PM

    I’m waiting for all the fall on my face videos while trying to run 25 mph on the treadmill.

    Now that should be entertainment.

  32. lakermetskins says: Jul 2, 2013 10:17 PM

    He shall now be known as Chad Veinticinco!! Except he only did 24mph.

  33. nananatman says: Jul 3, 2013 10:10 AM

    Remember when his antics were ahead of everyone else’s, now he’s playing catch up.

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