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CJ looks forward to facing 4-3 defense

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

    Titans Insider Titans News

    Jul 17, 2012
    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

    Jul 27, 2010
    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

    Anthony4Titans Starter

    Sep 21, 2009
    Grasping at straws.
  4. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    May 24, 2002
    Time to put up.

    GOFIGURETITANS Don't Do Stupid Sh't !

    May 24, 2005
    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

    Carolina Starter

    Sep 30, 2013
    Well, maybe he will go for 200 yards and 4 tds...shut everyone the hell up.
  7. Upright7

    Upright7 Special Teams Standout

    Jan 29, 2013
    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

    Carolina Starter

    Sep 30, 2013
    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

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

    Mar 2, 2004
    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

    Mar 7, 2009

    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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