Chad Johnson has been told by Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin to stop cursing.  The coach is right.  Like Andre Agassi said; image is everything.

In the first episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks", Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told wide receiver Chad Johnson to do a better job of representing the organization.  Philbin is delivering the right message.  Chad Johnson shouldn't be cursing like a stand-up comedian while speaking to the media like he recently did.  That doesn't represent the franchise well.  People would take exception if Joe Philbin was dropping f-bombs like Chad Johnson was, so why should it be permissible for Chad to do the same?

Hopefully, Chad won't get a stick up his backside about this whole issue.  The Dolphins are thin at wide receiver as it is.  They really don't need one of their potential weapons to get bent out of shape with the season right around the corner.  I'd love nothing more than to be able to break down plenty of strong performances by Chad Johnson during several Dolphin wins this season on "The Noe Show."  I'll settle for Chad getting over this little cussing controversy and being mildly productive this season.  I'm not setting myself up for a letdown as a Fins' fan.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.