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CJ2K wants to be a track star

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08:00 AM ET 03.11 | Chris Johnson is fast, but is he world-class fast? [Johnson] sounds like he might be ready to shift his focus from the 2011 season to the 2012 Summer Olympics. "Boy they need to let me kno what's gonna happen with this NFL lockout cause if they do ima join the us track team," Johnson tweeted last night. Count Johnson among those frustrated by the lack of resolution to the ongoing labor talks between the league and the players union. Arguably the NFL's fastest player, he blazed a 4.24-second 40-yard dash at the 2008 scouting combine months before becoming a first-round pick for Tennessee. Johnson has challenged 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt to a race in the past.

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March 11, 2011  08:04 AM ET

It's nice to see Johnson coming out of his shell and developing some self-confidence.

March 11, 2011  08:05 AM ET

He's NFL fast but he'd get his clock cleaned against those track guys.

March 11, 2011  08:11 AM ET

"ima join the us track team" thats good, I dont think Mensa will want him

March 11, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's NFL fast but he'd get his clock cleaned against those track guys.

This is true.

March 11, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"ima join the us track team" thats good, I dont think Mensa will want him

that's what you get with tweets and texts...unless you are a certain old qb doing other text things but I digress.

March 11, 2011  08:13 AM ET

The roid's have gone to his head!

March 11, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Maybe he should enroll in some English as Second Language Courses instead.

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March 11, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's NFL fast but he'd get his clock cleaned against those track guys.

Absolutely he will have no chance. These guys don't run they fly.

March 11, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Good move CJ. All that track star money just waiting for you. The groupies, the endorsements, the fame. How could you pass that up.

March 11, 2011  09:02 AM ET

He could always give them a good straight arm coming out of the blocks, or maybe lay a shoulder into them around the turn. That'll even out the odds.

March 11, 2011  09:07 AM ET

He might as well, as he'll have a LOT of free time this fall.

March 11, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He could always give them a good straight arm coming out of the blocks, or maybe lay a shoulder into them around the turn. That'll even out the odds.

not if they are half way down the track by the time he's coming out of his starting block.

March 11, 2011  10:53 AM ET

As a former competitive runner I think it is not outside the realm of feasibility. His bulk would be a hindrance but that is easily taken care of. With a year to prepare and the right coaching he could make a fantastic relay guy. With such a short time to prepare I doubt he would be any better than middle of the road with the sprinters. Those amongst us who are older will remember Willie Galt and Bob Hayes. They did the opposite, but it's not unheard of to transition. Running, and the gifts to do it well, translate. Catching? Yeah, not so much :D I say go for it, just PLEASE don't slim too much, you need that bulk to carry the Titans running load CJ.

March 11, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe he should enroll in some English as Second Language Courses instead.

I created this account to LOL at this comment!

March 11, 2011  11:09 AM ET

Also, if I where a Titan fan, I wouldn't mind him doing this. At least I would know that the only star on my team was doing something to stay in shape.

March 11, 2011  11:37 AM ET

Usain Bolt would already be at the 100 meter mark by the time CJ is reaching the 40 yard mark.
It'd be fun to watch though, definitely a perversely fun sportsting even without any NFL to see.

March 11, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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not if they are half way down the track by the time he's coming out of his starting block.

LOL. That image is hilarious but probably true. Maybe they could let him run on a relay team. He could strip the other runners of the baton during the exchange.

March 11, 2011  11:59 AM ET

Nintova - I fell asleep half way through your diatribe. Do you think Johnson is actually going to read this drivel? And if so, take notes and act on your great advice?

 
March 11, 2011  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

LOL. That image is hilarious but probably true. Maybe they could let him run on a relay team. He could strip the other runners of the baton during the exchange.

now that might work. and he doesn't usually fumble.

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