Sep 17, 2012
Chris Johnson and the Tennessee rushing attack has been a huge disappointment over the first two games, netting just 21 yards on 19 carries for a 1.1 yards per carry average.
Johnson, a former first round pick from East Carolina, has averaged nearly 5 yards per carry in his five-year NFL career entering 2012. When asked about why the team is struggling to move the ball on the ground, Johnson shared his frustrations with the media. “The run game ain’t working,” Johnson said. “We just aren’t executing the plays. I don’t know why we’re not.”
“People need to step up and do their job,” Johnson continued. “They don’t need to let people beat them. It don’t matter who the opposing defense is, you can’t let your guy beat you. You just can’t give up plays. You have to make plays like they make plays. I can’t speak for the defense. I can only speak for the offense.”
Fantasy owners that used a first round pick on Johnson are beginning to have buyers remorse, as it is becoming clear that opposing defenses are not too concerned with Jake Locker and the Titan passing attack. The question now is should his owners try to trade Johnson for 80 cents on the dollar or ride out his early struggles in hopes of a return to the C2k of old.