Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 3/3/12

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 13: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the football against the St. Louis Rams at LP Field on December 13, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Rams 47-7 as Johnson scored three touchdowns. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
It’s no secret that most professional athletes are goal-oriented individuals.  On Saturday, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson took to Twitter and announced his goal to the world for the upcoming 2012 NFL Season—to lead the league in rushing. Johnson is no stranger to setting some fairly sky-scraping annual expectations for himself.  Prior to last season, he set a goal of 2,000 rushing yards, a grand total he eclipsed in his sophomore season in 2009. Photo Via FFPrep.com However, after holding out until just a few days prior to the 2011 season due to a contract dispute, Johnson immensely struggled, reaching only 1,047 yards (953 yards shy) and four scores (4.0 YPC) with 57 catches for 418 yards through the air. Back before the 2010 season, CJ2K set an even higher goal of 2,500 rushing yards.  That mark would’ve shattered Eric Dickerson’s single-season NFL record (2,105), but Johnson of course fell short of the record books.  Johnson still had an impressive season with 1,3...
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