Defending Chris Johnson

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by PRAY IV M3RCY, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    Lemme rephrase that, imma think you thought I said burning the CB...? Cuz Johnson has not been successful getting to the edge and turning the corner for big runs...
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  2. Kaeotik

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    Pretty weak huh? All he could do was break an NFl record.
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  3. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    He's been running through the middle... Yea he's fast but that hasn't amounted to much for us lately.
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    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    You are a troll at twisting words. The point of that comment, as you take it out of context, is to show that these large runs don't happen that often, even when he was killing it. Wake up.
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  5. Kaeotik

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    You happen to ever analyze the O-Line's performance in the running game this year?
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  6. Kaeotik

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    It's amounted to hell of a lot more than anyone else on the team's been providing.
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  7. Ensconatus

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    I'm fully aware that our interior line is trash. And that only leads to my point further, he can't get to the edge with his speed anymore. He needs blocks. His speed is only working in a vertical fashion. He's a smaller back that goes down easy. Thus why I and many other want a power back to compliment him and take some of the pounding off.

    What's so hard to understand about that?
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  8. GoT

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    no doubt the OL underperformed, but they did not hold out and proclaim themselves 'playmakers'

    If a RB has too have a top 10 OL too be productive I would contend the actual RB could be any RB and not have too be a 'playmaker'
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  9. Kaeotik

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    I agree about getting another RB that is at least competent to get some carries but the O-Line is by far the biggest problem. CJ is not a problem. He's the best player on our team actually.
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  10. UrbanLegend3

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    You can't be serious about this. If the best offensive player on our team cannot refer to himself as a play maker, what does that say about us? Hell, Desean Jackson is considered a play maker. You can't be an elite level athlete in any sport without this confidence and we need to stop criticizing this (unless it's just plain not true). The RB and O-line might as well be indistinguishable. A RB needs his line if he is going to be successful, it is essential.

    The fact that CJ could crack 1,000 behind this line playing against defenses that put 8 in the box and had absolutely no respect for the rest of the offense should floor you guys. I don't care who you put back there if an NFL defense knows they only have to stop one man, they will. The only RB i've ever seen run behind a bad line on a bad team and still be a bad mofo is Barry Sanders and the lions still sucked (made playoffs a few times but weren't ever a threat).

    What many of you don't notice on some of these negative plays is that he juked 2 guys and got tackled by the third before even reaching the line of scrimmage. And a lot of those long runs didn't happen due to miraculously good blocking, they happened because the hole he was suppose to hit didn't exist so he used his vision to spot a cutback lane. CJ isn't a power back everyone knows that but he has superior vision which he gets no credit for.CJ is literally the fastest player is the league and people on here still knock his speed. Seriously?

    If AP was back there he wouldn't have made it through the season. He would have been on IR by week 10. I know I sound like the biggest CJ stan but i really don't care, leave it to Titans fans to downplay the skill set of their best player. No wonder Peyton didn't want to come here.
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