Chris Johnson: ‘Run game ain’t working’

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Titans Insider

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    SAN DIEGO It was another long day for Titans running back Chris Johnson, who gained only 17 yards on eight carries against the Chargers in a 38-10 loss on Sunday. He has 21 rushing yards on 19 carries through the first two games.

    “The run game ain’t working,” Johnson said. “We just aren’t executing the plays. I don’t know why we’re not.”

    Johnson expressed more frustration after Sunday’s game than he did following the season-opening loss to the Patriots. He had only three carries in the second half against the Chargers, who led 17-3 at halftime.

    “People need to step up and do their job,” Johnson said. “They don’t need to let people beat them. It don’t matter who the opposing defense is, you can’t let your guy beat you. You just can’t give up plays. You have to make plays like they make plays. I can’t speak for the defense. I can only speak for the offense.”

    Johnson said the Titans needed to do a better job maintaining possession and sustaining drives: “You win in the trenches. You win from your offensive line and your defensive line.”

    Johnson was playing with a heavy heart on Sunday. He found out his great-grandmother died on Sunday morning. He had planned to visit her in the coming days.

    Gurtha Pruitt, who Johnson called “Grandma Sweets,” was 100.

    “I knew she would have wanted me to play,” Johnson said. “It wasn’t unexpected, but it’s sad. She was getting worse every day and I’d hoped to see her one more time.”

    Source: Titans Insider
  2. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Really..? Huh, hadn't noticed...
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  3. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    got that ypc up too 1.1 - hey thats a 175% improvement in 1 week. If he keeps this up he will be an average back by week 5

    you go grillboi
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  4. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    Deep insight, brah.
  5. cdubbs2121

    cdubbs2121 Pro Bowler

    Everyone will bash CJ and make excuses for Locker. The one who has proven he has the superstar capabilities gets dissed every step of the way. Guy has noooooooo where to run. Scheme must change or something
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  6. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    Im kinda hoping he starts a holdout
  7. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Pro Bowler

    Don't worry, CJ will start off next week 11 carries for 15 yards and then will get that one homerun in garbage time and he'll be off the hook again.
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  8. CaptainQuick

    CaptainQuick Starter

    At least he displayed some sort of emotion..
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  9. RPD

    RPD Starter

    Tell me about it. Johnson knows it's the line's fault...
  10. DownSouthPlayer

    DownSouthPlayer Starter

    fans need to boycott home games, as long as Bud is banking nothing will be done.
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