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Chris Johnson is not lacking in confidence. The Titans running back has done anything from announce his plans to run for 2,500 yards to say he would beat Usain Bolt in a race.
Now he says he could post a sub-4.00 40-yard dash time in order to dispatch Bolt.
Johnson ran for a record 4.24 40 at the NFL combine, but he says that wasn’t even his best performance. During an interview with “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports Tuesday, Johnson was asked how fast he thought he could run the 40.
“I’m not sure, because when I ran my 40 at the combine, I tripped when I came out a little bit. I stumbled,” he explained. “A perfect start out of the blocks in spikes and all those things, I think I’d break 4-flat. I think I’d probably get like a 3.9.”
Johnson also admitted that last year’s holdout hurt his performance during the season.
“It affected me a lot because I came in not in football shape,” said Johnson. “I needed to get in a groove with my offensive line. Looking at my numbers from las
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Chris Johnson had perhaps the most talked about above average, yet disappointing season in fantasy football history during 2011. But in 2012, I’m all in on Chris Johnson, and the Tennessee Titans offense leading to an AFC South title. Looking past the obvious numbers last season, only four rushing touchdowns and a little over 1,000 yards [...]
Rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright will start week one for the Titans, as Kenny Britt serves his one game suspension for a DUI arrest. Wright, a former star at Baylor University, has played well in his first preseason with nine catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy owners looking for an upside play at wide receiver this week may want to consider taking a flier on Wright...
According to John Glennon of The Tennessean, Titans head coach Mike Munchak has indicated that rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright will start this week against the patriots.
Munchak says rookie Kendall Wright will be starting this wk.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 3, 2012
For fantasy football purposes, I would start Wright against a weak Patriots secondary.
I hope everybody had a nice Labor Day weekend. The NFL season proper starts tomorrow, and the Titans of course kickoff their season Sunday at home against the Patriots. I'll have a post or two up on what I expect from the Titans' 2012 season tomorrow and possibly Thursday as well, then I'll get into previewing the game.The Titans weren't idle over the weekend. After...
The Titans showed initial promise under Mike Munchak’s campaign of dressing nice and not giving sassback to your elders. Tennessee got off to a 3-1 start last season before settling right around the .500 mark for the rest of the season. Even though Tennessee had taken Jake Locker in the draft a year before, the team courted Peyton Manning aggressively in free agency, even going...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will be honored before the Tennessee Titans' season opener Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Summitt will be recognized as the "12th Titan" before the game.
Titans' owner Bud Adams will donate 25,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and find a...
The Tennessee Titans begin their regular season as underdogs against the now legendary New England Patriots. Jake Locker and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans will both need solid games in order for the team to compete in Week 1.
From the Tennessee Titans "Music City Miracle" to an extra point blocked to prevent a tie game, NFL special teams play an important role in determining a team's ultmate success, right? Well maybe not so fast.
Comments on the Tennessee Titans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
TENNESSEE TITANS (21)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 19) - Hope that Locker watching Hasselbeck will work like Rodgers watching Favre.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 20) - Last year they went 9-7, but were largely overlooked outside Nashville. I see a similar scenario in 2012.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports...
New England at Tennessee Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at LP Field, Nashville - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 712 *TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms *Keys to the game: Jake Locker might be ready to start, but preparing for a Bill Belichick defense doesn't come with a manuscript. The Patriots' porous secondary and fits-and-starts pass rush led to many big plays for opponents last season...
Week One Preview: New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans