CJ earns praise for physical run

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  1. Titans Insider

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    Yards after contact: Johnson has built his reputation on speed and elusiveness, but he drew praise from coaches this week for his second touchdown last week against Indianapolis – when he overpowered a Colts defender at the goal line en route to a 7-yard score.

    “I thought on that second (TD) run, he did a great job,” Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “That was probably his best run as far as hitting the hole with speed, lowering his shoulder and running over the safety.”

    Johnson has at times drawn criticism for his ability to gain yards after contact. Pro Football Focus lists his average yards after contact at 1.8 per carry, which leaves him tied for 43rd among the 54 running backs who’ve played at least a quarter of their team’s snaps.

    “Anytime you can get downhill and get momentum going, it makes it that much easier to break tackles,” Johnson said. “So that’s just something I have to work on. Even if nothing is there, just to keep my momentum going forward.”

    Have coaches talked to Johnson about being better after contact?

    “Not really, it’s more just from watching film myself,” Johnson said. “If it’s not blocked well or if there’s nothing there, just try to make some positive yards.”

    Oakland’s Rashad Jennings, who the Titans will face on Sunday, tops the yards-after-contact list at 3.4 yards per carry, according to PFF.

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  2. Dman

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    yah ok
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  3. Finnegan2win

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    1 run out of 783.. well done
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  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    But most importantly: he helped our team win.

    oh wait.. no he didn't.
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  5. Dman

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    How can we be giving praise to players when we have lost 5 of 6 games! What is this, everyone is a winner?? Loggains needs to STFU. This sh** has been pissing me off for awhile now, how much more I can take, IDK. :rant:
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  6. JCBRAVE

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    I wish we'd get a RB that could force CJ into a backup role. I know he started in 2008 but it really felt like the backfield still belonged to LenDale White, and that year CJ ran with energy and was breaking tackles left and right.
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  7. The Hammer

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    Great job doing what you should have been doing all along :clap:
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  8. JCBRAVE

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    Next week when I come to work on time for the first time in over 3 years, I want a pat on the back.
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  9. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    I used to think... Well maybe he is giving his all and the o line really does just suck that bad. Then you see some glimpses and flashes of awesome... And I have to wonder... Idk if he really tries as hard as he could. That one run kinda exemplified that
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  10. JCBRAVE

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    Ive been screaming for 2+ years that CJ just doesn't try at times. Its like he only gives his all when everyone else is too.
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