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Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

Posted on: October 26, 2011 11:33 pm
What's going on with Chris Johnson in Tennessee? (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Back in August, before the Titans gave running back Chris Johnson a four-year, $53.5 million deal, we wrote that the Tennessee shouldn't pay him. Yes, Johnson's one of the league's top backs, and yes, he would've been underpaid (he was set to make $1.05 million in 2011), but running backs are among the easiest positions on the roster to replace, and the Titans had plenty of other needs after winning just six games in 2010 and drafting a franchise quarterback in April.

Obviously, the front office disagreed and gave Johnson a new contract that included $30 million in guaranteed dough. Now, six games into the season, Johnson is among the NFL's worst-performing backs. In Sunday's 41-7 loss to the Texans, Johnson managed just 18 yards on 10 carries. It didn't help that after the game he seemed uninterested in taking responsibility.

“Basically, if you are watching the game and you really can’t tell what is going on with the run game then I would say you really don’t know football,’’ Johnson said. “I wouldn’t say I am the issue. I am very confident I have been doing the things … I do.”

Like averaging 1.8 yards per rush?

On Wednesday, the Tennessean's David Climer writes that Johnson "evokes memories of Vince Young." Yikes.
The whole What’s up with CJ? is this season’s unfolding mini-drama, so much so that it risks becoming a distraction in the locker room and on the field. Try as he might, Munchak can’t get away from it.

This is strangely similar to Jeff Fisher’s constant balancing act with Young in the previous five years. Back then, there was an unmistakable air of unease between coach and quarterback. Fisher denied it for the longest time. Young did, too, at least until he was released by the Titans.
To coach Mike Munchak's credit, he downplayed Johnson's comments, perhaps in an effort to move the conversation away from one of the team's most underwhelming players.

On Wednesday, Johnson clarified is remarks.

“I take a lot of accountability on myself,” he said. “Anytime I go out, no matter what the outcome is or anything like that, no matter what the stats look like or anything, I always (am) hard on myself.”

He also admitted that his poor performance left him as emotional as he's ever been.

“That was as frustrated as I’ve been throughout this whole year or my whole career,” he said. “Just (knowing) how good we are as a team and as a unit, and for us not to be out there showing it on Sunday, it’s just frustrating.”

The Titans play the Colts this week. If Johnson can't get on track against Indy, he'll be introduced to a whole new level of frustrating.

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Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:53 pm

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

CJ sucks this year, no doubt but I dont agree that he did anything wrong with the holdout. 

He's worth more, he got more, and had he gotten injured in a contract year he would have to deal with some serious mental shit.

Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:20 pm

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

"Take Pride in Your Work."- said by every hard worker in this country.

Johnson has no pride.  Hes just faking being fustrated for self preservation. Your taking as many hits now as you were then how bout your earn your check and take some pride in what you do and who you are. 

Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:27 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 12:40 pm

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

you think Chris Johnson is frustrated by his play try being a fantasy football owner who picked him a bet most people are losing in their leagues that picked him and besides he gets paid so does it really matter for him i mean we all knew he was going to suck due to his holdout because there has yet to be one player who has preformed better after a holdout

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:23 am

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

That's what happens when the attitude is me, me, me and not team!  Glad your not on my fantasy team. Lol

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:10 am

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

Unless Chris Johnson is injured he is still a great running back. The play calling and the offensive line need to be questioned.

Considering the Titans needs I am not sure I would have given Johnson the big deal but at least it is only 4 years.  Unfortunately the guaranteed money was too high.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:08 am

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

Chris Johnson is an absolute asshole.  Not for trying to get paid, there was nothing wrong with that.

It's for getting paid and then just not giving any effort.  Yes he took care of himself and ripped off the Titans and football fans with his shitty effort.  But that's not the worst of it.

The worst of it is now that actual genuine, hard working RBs that do deserve to be paid more than they will won't get a dime, because everyone will point to CJ0.4k and not pay them.  Matt Forte probably deserves a new contract.  Matt Forte did not hold out.  Matt Forte is playing and is giving his effort on the field and producing.

But Matt Forte won't get a dime now.  Maybe after the season ends they'll give him a lowball offer.  Arian Foster probably won't get a new contract either.

Seriously, Fuck you Chris Johnson.  The lack of effort is absolutely disgusting.  I was on your side before this too, I argued with people that you were being underpaid and deserved more.  But you just proved the type of person you are.  I apologize to everyone that I argued with, especially if I showed hostility towards you or you feel I went beyond the levels of a friendly debate.  Chris Johnson is a lazy turd thug, and I lost credibility supporting that asshole.  Fuck him.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 10:57 am

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

The Titans should have let Johnson sit or walk  No other team would have given Johnson anyhwere close to that kind of money.  RBs do not make or break a team.   The Titans would have been much better off letting Johnson go and investing that money into offensive lineman.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:57 am

Chris Johnson admits he's frustrated with play

"On Wednesday, the Tennessean's David Climer writes that Johnson "evokes memories of .""

Is Climer saying that the team would win at a much higher clip with Johnson than without him?

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