Very many of us are excited about the season Chris Johnson is having, he is the toast of the NFL world only hampered by teamates who cant seem to produce at a similar level, a lousy coach, and a speech impediment..(j/k) (honestly shouldnt it be CJ in that Nike Pro Combat commercial, instead of AP who sucks compared to CJ and no talking is required) But back to football. Yes many of us are caught up in the CJ for 2k hype and very few are concerned about CJ's longetivity. And like every other young stud even CJ is not looking out for his own future. I am sure if he took time out to confer with Eddie George, Carnell Cadillac Williams, LT, Shaun Alexander, to mention but a few all of them would tell him what they know now. "Its better to have 100 fewer carries a season and a longer career than one amazing season that takes two years off your shelf life as a running back and you didnt even make the play offs." Its been less than a year and fans have already forgotten about the reason the titans were 13-3 just a year ago. Even the young CJ (who could be forgiven for being young and youthful and as such near sighted)..IT was SMASH AND DASH!!!! Pure and simple. The same Smash and Dash CJ once brashly said he didnt want any part of earlier on in camp. And i still cant believe that i actually got into a long drawn out argument with another poster about the fact that Lendale white was being wasted away when we got the ball in the redzone. It was the most comical if not pathetic argument i have ever had the misfortune of being involved in. I am not gonna say that the reason this season is a bust is because we didnt play lendale white. That is but one of the many problems we have had this year. But its a significant one in many ways. Firstly Fisher tried to turn us into some abhorrent passing team under Kerry Collins and i believe attempted to pass in several 3rd and short even 4th down plays in the first 6 games we played this year. Emboldened by the quick long scores by CJ over what was by then the worst, most poorly prepared defense in the NFL, (the texans) Fisher seemingly decided that it was worth it to bench the previous years number one redzone running back in favor of "DASH". A very stupid gamble that is atypical of the same coach who run Eddie George into the ground and cut his career at the knees. Frankly speaking i was looking forward to seeing the new look lendale white. The slimmed down version that was the talk of preseason and the normally dull summer with his personally coined "Tequila diet". But even then, me and some of my friends expressed some concern about the team keeping him off the field to sink his numbers so as to muddy his market price when he becomes a free agent next season. To our horror it became true. (To be honest, there is only one other person i know who was pissed off early in the season that we were not running lendale in the redzone. Most of my buddies have bought the CJ hype, hook line and sinker.) And i call it CJ hype because thats all that is. Empty useless records that will be forgot as soon as the next youngest WR, punt returner, corner, qB, RB hits the field from the college ranks. Nothing but stats and record book filler but ultimately useless. Useless because the titans still wont have a ring, champion, AFC or even divisional. Lendale white has been completely neutered by the JEff Fisher moron express. Its now obviously gone beyond simple business move to sink a players free agency worth, it seems like its another personal grudge that our stupid coach has put before the team and the fans. NOw i see people make nonsensical posts about getting rid of Lendale white. Any body and i mean any body who knows an iota about football knows that this is a completely moronic thing to say! Almost every team actually features two running backs. The league has progressed that way because many have finally realized the wisdom in having two backs in your system and using them both and using them well. There is no running back that can take the pounding of the full 16 game season. And i mean NONE!!! Those days are over people. NOt when you are featuring 230lb line backers running sub 40s.. Forget it people! The numbers simply stack badly against CJ. And you dont have to look far to see this. Go look up LT tremendous decline. Go look up Shaun Alexanders fall from grace just one year after winning MVP, Go look up Eddie George's decline. I have posted before that i do bet on sports. Well the most profitable way to make money betting sports is to look for consistent factual game data and betting on the trend to carry through. And i will bet you folks, if CJ continues to carry the ball at this rate, I will give him 3years tops to max out. Not only that, we shall continue to lose games like this because of an over dependency on one running back. And i am willing to bet any one who wants some action on that. With fisher being the perfect snake oil salesman has duped the typical gullible southern fans that support the titans. He has fooled them into thinking that cheering for a pointless record, an individual achievement for a single player, is actually worth the price of the ticket! To me just the fact that CJ is close to that record irks me. It actually makes me mad. To know that we have such great talent squandered by the stupidity of an egotistical childish moron coach actually upsets me. It doesnt fill me with joy of any kind. Much as I like CJ, i feel more pity than joy for him because i know deep down inside he feels like he is being held back. In a small market, with small time coaches completely scuttling his chance at greater success. I dont know about you guys but i cant talk smack to steeler fans flashing all their rings, talking about that one day CJ juked whathisname out of shoes and run for the td on a fourth down play. I sure as hell cant talk about CJs 2000 yards to a colts fan as they prepare to go to yet another play off berth. I cant even talk smack to woeful texans fans because ultimately we shall have the same record (or close) and still be at the bottom of the barrel with them!:hmm: PS. Bud Adams if you are out there. please X 1000 fire Jeff Fisher. Bring in a coach to run the VY offense and not this bool pro style nonsense that had him looking like a complete doofus out there last nite. Try and get that ring for CJ before his contract is up and you dont have the 100 mil it would take to keep him!!!