CJ is the 'Rob Deer' of the NFL

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by The Hammer, Dec 29, 2013.

Is Chris Johnson the right type of RB to build our run game around.

  1. Yes

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    22.9%
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
    77.1%
  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah Tip Jar Donor

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    I am sure very few will get the "Rob Deer" reference as most of you probably have no idea who he is. Anyone who gets the reference before I explain it gets a high five from me.

    Rob Deer was a pro baseball player who had a terrible average, got tons of strikeouts but hit a ton lot of home runs.



    Link to Rob Deer stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/deerro01.shtml

    I think most should now be able to understand the comparison. :cj: may get a lot of yards and TDs however he has a low average per carry. For a 'Star' RB :cj: has an alarmingly high number of short and negative carries which contribute to a lot of 3 and outs for the offense. Yet he is still able to rip off a long TD run from time to time.


    The Key Question:

    Is :cj: the right RB to build a run game around?

    I would say no given how this offense has been run. However, I think :cj: could be more productive in a more pass oriented offense. For a conservative run game we need a more consistent RB.
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  2. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

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    No.

    CJ is the last guy you want to build around.

    Hes a great complement back tho.
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  3. titans1839

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    He is the right back for us to build around. He has game breaking potential. He is a player that coaches need to game plan around. We don't have any other players like that. I don't want to pay him 8 but if we cut him we still pay a large amount against the cap. If we can use him better ala Charles and McCoy he can be elite again. Just don't think u cut someone with that potential unless you have a solid backup plan, we don't. A late round pick is too risky
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  4. Fairweather Fan

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    That's great, but is he still the home run threat? Two 100 yd games this season.
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  5. Scarecrow

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    CJ sucks and anyone who disagrees is wrong
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  6. UrbanLegend3

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    CJ is good and anyone who disagrees is wrong. Well that was easy.
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  7. LosingBy3

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    CJ's performance is the titans past 5 seasons in a nutshell, there's a small spark of former greatness there, but not enough to win. He's the personification of the late fisher/munchak years.
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  8. UrbanLegend3

    UrbanLegend3 Starter

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    Poetic and accurate. Consider me a fan.
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  9. LosingBy3

    LosingBy3 Starter

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    And things like dat.
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  10. UrbanLegend3

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    :cj:
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