It has become the biggest myth on this board that the reason that Matt Hassleback is throwing for 300 yards a game is because defenses are stacking the box to stop Chris Johnson. I'm not saying it doesn't have an impact but I am going to give more credit or is revile to the fact he is (for the first time since '07) playing behind an offensive line that isn't getting him killed. For the first time in 5 years Hassleback has time to drop back and scan the field and I believe that this is the result of it. We are seeing the best passing game in Tennessee history because we now have a legitimate QB and an offensive line giving him a ton of time in the pocket. It doesn't matter who is in the backfield if you have those to things you are going to light people up through the air. Also lets remember that we have gone up against a Ravens secondary riddled with injuries and the Broncos. Secondly, anyone who thinks that Johnson is an effective receiver right now isn't watching the games. Over the last three games Johnson's stat line at receiver has been as follows: (Catches/Yards/AVG/TD/Long/Targets) 6 25 4.2 0 11 7 3 12 4.0 0 6 5 4 54 13.5 0 34 7 Johnson has caught 68% of the passes that have gone his way. On average we gain 4.7 yards every time we throw Johnson the football. Take out the outlier and those numbers go down to 4.75 YPC and 3.1 YPT (yards per target). Johnson isn't running and his statistical effect in the passing game is minimal. There is no bright side to Johnson's performance through the first three weeks of this season and the fact that we are trying this hard to find one tells me that we could have found a way better use for the 30 million dollars that we gave him.