C.J. sees progress for rushing offense

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  1. Titans Insider

    Titans Insider Titans News

    TAMPA, Fla. Titans running back Chris Johnson scoffed at those who questioned him following a sub-par performance in the preseason opener. He changed the conversation in the second preseason game.

    Johnson looked quick and explosive on a pair of 14-yard touchdown runs against the Buccaneers on Friday. On both runs, he cut to the outside and beat everyone to the corner of the end zone. Johnson finished the game with 46 yards on 10 carries.

    “I just see the hard work is paying off, but I still feel we have a long way to go,” Johnson said. “We’re progressing. We have to cut out a lot of the negative plays. It’s nothing really big, just one guy missing a block, or me tripping, or someone not doing the right thing. I don’t think we’re that far away.”

    A week ago, Johnson managed only eight yards on five carries in a loss to the Seahawks.

    Source: Titans Insider
  2. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    CJ just poured some shaddup juice for, at least, one week.

    The Bucs D was dead last against the run last season and it doesn't look like they've improved much in that area. The draw which was CJ's second TD was the fastest burst I'd seen from him for a long time. He still seems to take one step forward, pause or do a side step and then hit it up field too often. He might be waiting for his blockers to create a seam and there were some massive ones last night.
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  3. titansrule00000

    titansrule00000 Starter

    Im glad CJ is running forward instead of side to side! I think if he continues doing that he will have a great year! Last year he spent too much time dancing from sideline to sideline.
  4. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

    It's sad how we are all praising him over 10 carries for 46 yards lol. What has CJ become lately. I guess we were so spoiled by 2 rushes for 70 yards a few seasons ago.
  5. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

    When CJ was getting 70 yards in 2 plays people would complain that he was "all or nothing", lets not starting complaining when he is getting consistant gains that he isn't breaking the long run every single time.

    Plus 2 of his big bursts ended in TDs. probably would've gone a lot farther if the endzone didn't stop him. haha
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  6. pettso

    pettso Starter

    "Don't judge CJ on 10 plays."
    - Munchak

    To be fair, CJ looked better. He looked awful in his 5 plays last game, he looked a lot better in his 10 plays this game. Where he'll be at week 1? Nobody knows. At least we know he can still run pretty fast, which is at least a little comforting.
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  7. Obie09

    Obie09 Starter

    See I don't agree with that. I watched each of his runs a few times vs the Seabirds and he had that same burst and cutting ability that we saw last night. He made 2 or 3 people miss in 2 of his carries. Then 2 other ones he's hit in the backfield, and the other one he just ran straight into his own o-line.

    His brick hands just made him look awful overall in that game.
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  8. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Starter

    CJ still sucks.
  9. Obie09

    Obie09 Starter


    What will you say if he finishes his career with better stats than Earl Campbell &/or Eddie George?
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  10. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    best :cj: has looked in about 40 games
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