CJ looks forward to facing 4-3 defense

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  1. Titans Insider

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    After facing five straight opponents that play a “3-4” defense, the Titans will finally run into a more traditional “4-3” defense this week in Seattle.

    That sounds like good news to Titans running back Chris Johnson, who’s averaged just 3.1 yards per carry through five contests against the 3-4 opponents. Johnson has been held to 38 yards on 25 carries the last two weeks.

    “It’s difficult because they move around a lot and jump around a lot,” Johnson said of the 3-4 linebackers. “But when you got those four (defensive linemen) with their hands on the ground, it makes it a little easier.”

    Playing against a 4-3 defense might also benefit the Titans’ offensive linemen, who practice against a 4-3 defense every day.

    “It’s crazy because in the basics of football, you’re usually going against four down linemen,” Johnson said. “But in this new day and age, a lot of defenses are turning to the three down linemen and the stand-up end. So we’ll get back to the basics (against Seattle) and hopefully that will make us get back on our keys and not make as many mental mistakes.”

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  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

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    Is it that hard to round up enough practice squad guys to make a 3-4 D just to give them some looks during the week? Better than preparing for a defense that isn't going to be run.
     
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  3. Anthony4Titans

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    Grasping at straws.
     
  4. TitanJeff

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    Time to put up.
     
  5. GOFIGURETITANS

    GOFIGURETITANS Pro Bowler

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    Just the latest fly on the cj1yd dung heap.

    I am looking forward to the SI swimsuit edition too. Dont think i am gona score though, or even get to the secondary with a big one. Lol

    Ho hum.
     
  6. Carolina

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    Well, maybe he will go for 200 yards and 4 tds...shut everyone the hell up.
     
  7. Upright7

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    I've been out of town for the past 3 games; how is the O-line performing? Some articles have indicated that Rob Turner and Chance Warmack are struggling. Is it really the RB's fault?
     
  8. Carolina

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    Turner sucks, Warmack is a beast. It is not really CJs fault that I've seen. Hard to run when you get hit in the backfield, but then when he finally gets a hole he is hesitant.
     
  9. Fry

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    Anyone calling Warmack a beast has been watching his Alabama tape instead of Titans games.
     
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  10. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Turner is Amano 2.0... he's literally that bad. I never thought it could get as bad as Amano. Well, he's just as bad.

    Anytime we're in Shotgun formation, I hold my breath because I am terrified Turner will snap it over our QB's head. It will happen... just wait for it.

    Warmack has been a disappointment, but he's just a rookie. He'll get better. Not sure how much better, but at worst he'll be an average guard in the league, and that's not bad. He's likely not worth the #10 pick. And I was on record saying I wanted either Jordan, Ansah, Lotulelei, or Floyd. Just sayin'.
     
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