Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is frustrated with his team and he didn’t hold back from letting them know it on Sunday. After moving to 0-2 on the season, Johnson put out a public call to his teammates.
“The run game ain’t working. We just aren’t executing the plays. I don’t know why we’re not.
“People need to step up and do their job. 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.”
Johnson has a total 21 yards this season after rushing for 17 yards on 8 carries in the Titans’ loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
While Johnson is correct that football is a team sport and a total effort is needed from everyone, you have to wonder how much blame needs to be directed back at him as he has not met his previous levels of production since holding out for a new contract last year. Johnson rushed for 1,047 yards in 2011 after totaling 1,364 in 2010 and 2,006 yards in the 2009 season.
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