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CJ2K has a new chip on his shoulder

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08:04 AM ET 05.18 | Still young, Chris Johnson of the Titans sure has packed a lot into his career, which has saw him enter the league with eye-popping speed and record a 2,000-yard sophomore season before contract drama seemed to take over. He got his money, then got stuffed at the line of scrimmage. In four of his first eight games last season, Johnson didn't top 34 yards rushing. It was a stunning fall for a back in his prime. Prediction: The fire in Johnson seems reignited. The intensity of his offseason workouts has caught the attention of teammates. He's still just 26 and wants to prove last season was an aberration. If Johnson stays healthy, book him for at least 1,200 yards.

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May 18, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Got to get his act back together!!!

May 18, 2012  08:14 AM ET

CJ is Haynesworth Lite until he proves otherwise. He got his money and then started tanking it.

May 18, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Translation: He's going through money too fast, and realizes he can't just mail it in the next few years and then retire.

May 18, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Recycled story.

May 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET

"Book em Dano."

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May 18, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

CJ is Haynesworth Lite until he proves otherwise. He got his money and then started tanking it.

If being compared to Haynesworth isn't enough, I don't know what would motivate him.

May 18, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Translation: He's going through money too fast, and realizes he can't just mail it in the next few years and then retire.

Posses don't come cheap.

May 18, 2012  09:27 AM ET

He needs to start thinking less about compiling money or more about compiling yardage.

May 18, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Posses don't come cheap.

And those new chips on his shoulders? Diamonds and gold, man. No brass and cubic zirconium for Chris.

May 18, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Maybe he could run better if he wasn't worried about losing the chip on his shoulder...

May 18, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He needs to start thinking less about compiling money or more about compiling yardage.

Showing some effort would be a good start. After he got the big contract he just quit running hard. He started going down at the first hit. Flopping like a soccer player.

May 18, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He needs to start thinking less about compiling money or more about compiling yardage.

Since he played so poorly in 2011 with the new contract, does he have to give money BACK to the team?

May 18, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Since he played so poorly in 2011 with the new contract, does he have to give money BACK to the team?

You just made DeMaurice Smith a little nauseous.

May 18, 2012  10:19 AM ET

The problem with having a chip on your shoulder is, there is always someone looking to knock it off.

May 18, 2012  10:58 AM ET

Contract hold out and late to camp coupled with poor run blocking = last season for CJ. I'm not worried about him being "Haynesworth lite" Fat Albert was a one year wonder who was/is a horrid team mate and a terrible person. The comparison is actually ludicrous to be honest.

May 18, 2012  11:30 AM ET

He should remove them gold and diamond grillz before the games, he might run faster.

May 18, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Prediction: We have seen this guy's high water mark. He will eventually be the answer to a trivia question, and nothing more. He got his money, and has since failed to live up to the responsibility that comes with that kind of contract. Nice character!

May 18, 2012  11:59 AM ET

The article says to look for 1200 yards like it's a big deal. That averages out to 75 yards per game. Solid running to be sure but not exactly HOF numbers.

 
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