Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/11/12
Chris Johnson had his worst season as a pro last year, rushing for 1047 yards and 4 touchdowns on 262 carries. This down season was likely fueled by his holdout before the season, during which he reportedly got out of shape. However, he was better in the 2nd half of the season, carrying the ball 141 times for 681 yards and 3 touchdowns, good for 282 carries for 1362 yards and 6 touchdowns over 16 games. Everyone around him is saying he’ll have a bounce back season and I would agree. As I just said, he got better as last season went on and he’s been working out incredibly hard this offseason to get back into shape. He normally skips all the voluntary offseason workouts to work out at home in Orlando, but he attended all of them this offseason. The Titans also improved their interior blocking this offseason, which also helps. He probably won’t be CJ2K again, but the 1364 yards and 11 touchdowns he had on 316 carries in 2010 are definitely in reach.
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