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Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

Posted on: September 9, 2010 5:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, Adrian Peterson pointed out to the world that he believes he is the superior running back to Chris Johnson. As Andy noted, AP is wrong . However, he's totally allowed to be "confident" and "willing to think he's the best" and whatnot; he's still wrong though.

And, you'll never believe this, but CJ didn't just let AP's drift meaninglessly along. Nope, he wants to make sure everyone's aware he's the best, and he said as much on the Dan Patrick Show (via Titans Insider ).

"I feel like he is a good back, and any time he plays he is a player I like to watch play and things like that," Johnson said. "But when it’s competing against him as a player, I don’t think there is a back ahead of me."

Johnson was, however, willing to concede that Peterson might be bigger (which isn't really a concession anyway, since it's, you know, a fact), but added that "I wouldn't say he's stronger or faster."

You won't find a ton of people who will agree with Peterson here -- although "stronger" and "bigger" he can probably have -- and the reality is that there's only one to solve it: production this year.

Johnson obviously won the contest for "better back" in 2009, and I'm pretty confident he'll win it again in 2010 (although, actually, I think Maurice Jones-Drew ends up being the most productive back in the NFL, for whatever the hell that's worth). But any speculation is moot -- if AP wants to be considered the best back in the NFL, he needs to prove it on the field this year.

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

With a name like "wormgutz", who could argue with you?Tongue out



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 2:58 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

I take issue with your statement ("...he appears to me to be better due to all of the aforementioned variables.
") when in fact, you did not mention any specific variables previously.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

I never heard Emmitt, Payton, Sanders, Jim Brown, Gale Sayers, Tony D say they were the best back, this guy is a tool, needs some therapy...shut your mouth let your work do the talking...



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

This is a dumb argument until they play on the same team with the same line, scheme, etc.  The Vikings had a million times better passing game so Peterson isn't needed to carry the load as much so obviously CJ will have more production.  The only argument is AP has had fumble problems.  That's it.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 1:17 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

Isn't this topic really about as relevant or important as two teenage girls debating on who is the #1 Justin Bieber fan?



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 12:53 pm
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

Pilots,

Anyone who would take AP over Chris Johnson is out of their mind!  CJ is faster, quicker, holds on to the ball, has better vision.  AP may be bigger and stronger, but when the game is on the line, I would by far want to hand the ball of to CJ.  Let's also mention that AP has been a fumbling machine the last few seasons.  Until he gets that under control and can get better overall stats, I will take CJ any day!



Since: Sep 10, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 11:34 am
 

Chris Johnson: 'I am the best back in the league'

I would take CJ over SJ right now and I don't think I am of the minority...


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