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Chris Johnson's next challenge

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitansBlue, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. Finnegan2win

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    They should do two races. One without pads, one with pads. Let's see how fast Bolt is then ;)
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  2. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    do you think CJ is nationally known enough for that outside of the football world? he's not like peyton manning, who's on tv every five seconds thanks to directv and sprint.

    people who watched the olympics would probably watch because they know bolt, but even with CJ going over 2,000 i don't know if he's a household name yet.
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  3. TitansJonne

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    They should do two races. One short race where CJ wins, and one longer race where obviously bolt pulls away. That way bolt can still be fastest man and doesn't lose credit while cj can still have an argument since he beat him.
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  4. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    I was looking at some realistic projections, and if it's a 40 yard dash out of the block CJ would likely be around 4.5 and Bolt around 4.4 projected. This would be a relatively close race unless CJ's reaction time to a gun is slow.
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  5. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    He's not. He's a nobody even within the NFL. But neither was Bolt a known name heading into the olympics. Bolt made his name in two races. This would need marketing. But Bolt's name is enough to draw people in against the unknown runner. CJ's agent is a genius if he gets this race because it pulls his name into the national media. If Bolt is on TV, people will tune in for this in my opinion to see what happens. It's probably better that CJ is a relatively unknown player as compared to known track athelete who has no chance. The uncertainty draws in some viewers.
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  6. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    Yeah...they have plenty of practice from the draft broadcasts....
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  7. Hoffa

    Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    I think CJ's next challenge should be learning to throw the football...imagine the play we could devise using CJ as a passer...!!!
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  8. Gut

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    I think CJ ONLY has a shot up to a 40yd sprint...no blocks. Bolt is ridiculously fast but his strength is that he gets faster during the race when he gets those long legs up to 6th gear. CJ is much smaller so his advantage will be to run a distance that maximizes his speed. I don't think CJ could even beat Bolt at 50 yds cuz I think Bolt will surge past him. Any race over 50 yds and I don't think CJ has any chance. I think I read somewhere that if you took Bolt record time and projected it to a 40 yd dash he'd run a sub 4.0. Of course, those times are based on his speed over longer distances in which he covers the last 40 yds at an astonishing rate.

    I agree that if they want both sides to have a shot, run a first race at 40 yds followed by some other matchups of NFL or MLB athletes vs track stars and finish with CJ vs Bolt at 60yds or...even more fun for us would be CJ vs Bolt at 100 meters...WITH pads as the final!!!

    Gut
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  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Our luck would be that he pulls a hammy in one of these silly races and is never the same again.

    It'd be cool if CJ would just understand that he's an NFL player- not a track star. He lost to the bronze medalist Walter Dix, and he wants to race Usain Bolt?

    Race Ted Ginn, if anything. And then once he sees how close that one is, maybe he backs away from the pipe.
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  10. Ericgolonghorns

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    Ya but he lost to Walter Dix while he was in high school I thought, no telling if his speed has increased (moreso than Dix's) over the course of his college career. If nothing else I'd rather enjoy watching this race and hope it does happen.
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