Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/20/14
 
After holding out for a new contract at the start of the 2011 preseason, Tennessee Titans Running Back Chris Johnson never seemed to be the same.  Johnson rushed for career lows in both yards (1,047) and touchdowns (4) in 2011.  By NFL standards Chris Johnson had a productive season, however, by his own standard, he failed to compare.  Just two seasons prior Johnson had rushed for over 2000 yards and 14 touchdowns setting future expectations for the third year back, extremely high. Then all of a sudden the once explosive back couldn’t even hit the hole anymore.  In the blink of an eye Chris Johnson appeared as if he had lost a serious step as he gave the unwanted meaning to the phrase “take the money and run.”  Titans fans thought they had been robbed as rumors began to swirl that Chris Johnson’s once promising career, could already be over.… Read more
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