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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titan1216, May 28, 2008.
LOL and how many CJ kick returns have you seen? Like 5 from the highlight videos?
And how many NFL games have you seen Johnson play to have already passed judgment how he will be used?
Come on Danny, you know Roll is Ms. Cleo.....
Henry may have only been playing for 1 year but I already think he's a bust.
He's driving the "Trung Canidate sucked so CJ does too" bus. Duh.
That hit amazes me not for him not dropping the ball, for for not being killed! More importantly, it shows his lack of vision...even when a 290lb DT is running directly at hit for 40 yards...
I think the Titans realized his vision is poor...so they run him on runs with straight ahead blocking between the tackles where he can just ride up someone's behind. But I think they figured his lack of vision would improve on kick return where the field is spread and it's easier to see who's getting blocked and who isn't...he's got speed and he's a load. Made sense til you see a 290lb DT sprint for 40 yards straight at him and run him over like a freight train. I hope he learns to read the field...first, from a blocking perspective. If he can't even do that, he'll be almost useless. Hope Byner's working miracles!
Hopefully, Dinger will be VERY creative with CJ. He's got a lot of ideas from the Rams (Marshall Faulk), the Pats (Kevin Faulk), the Saints (Reggie Bush catching the ball), and San Diego (LT). Combine that with some VY misdirection and it will be interesting.
It'll also be interesting if they take the approach the Giants did with Tiki when they drafted him (he's a change of pace back but not a fulltime guy) or after Tiki was pressed into fulltime status due to injury and he was more than fine. It is possible CJ becomes our starter (though unlikely since Fisher loves a RB by committee)...
Problem: He continues to run it up the behind after the block is in place. Watching him feels like watching a tribal warrior who's never heard of football; he's strong and he's fast, but lord above he doesn't know where he's going. I'm not usually one to pass judgement so early on a player (or am I? I'll have to check my track record), but if he hasn't improved by this upcoming season, he never will. I know it's different in the pros, but football is football; he should learn where he's going playing as a little kid. Surely?
It's possible that you're right, and but again football knowledge would dictate if you're going to make that big a change of direction (such a slow-down makes it seem as though he would really want to turn a LOT), do it while nearing the sidelines, not straight downfield. But you've summed it up pretty well; if it was a COD too late, then hey it's a bonehead mistake, live (barely) and learn. He was a rookie, after all. But if that was truly him preparing for impact, then it is indeed bad. Very bad.
...Reminds me of a basic drill we used to run in practice where the RB would have to make one cut to get past a defender. One guy who came along for one practice (and never again) thought perhaps he could nullify my oncoming tackle by jumping. Not an attempted hurdle, no. He jumped into me. Funniest thing ever. Needless to say, he didn't win that exchange.
well i'm glad something motivates this guy....if he has to bounce it outside, then so be it, as long as we have a good rb's during the season
I'm thinking they should just tell him to follow the blocker til the blocker stops and then cut inside. If that's too confusing just cut left!
He needs one of the GPS things that tell directions implanted in his head.