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Titans offseason gets more interesting after the release of Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson running being introduced to the fans prior to game at LP Field
Chris Johnson running being introduced to the fans prior to game at LP FieldRyan Wilson/

The Tennessee Titans offseason got off to a fast start with the firing of Mike Munchak and subsequent hire of Ken Whisenhunt. Things have not slowed down from there, the Titans have went about signing many of their own free agents to a litany of one year or multi-year contracts to keep in place a foundation for the new regime to build from. Also, the Titans have made some shrewd moves on free-agents from outside of the organization such as RB/WR/KR Dexter McCluster, LB Wesley Woodyard and QB Charlie Whitehurst to name a few. In that same vain, the Titans have released some players that have meant a lot to the franchise such as OL David Stewart, K Rob Bironas, and RB Chris Johnson.

Chris Johnson, better known as CJ2K to some, has talent out of the running back position that is not found every day. The guy can take it to the house on any given play, whether it be simple draw play or check down, the guy can make magic with the rock. The Titans chose to release Johnson, rather than pay him the $8M he was due for the 2014 season.

Now, many will say that Johnson didn’t deserve to be paid that salary based his production the last 3 years. But, anybody who has watched the Titans over a good period of time, knows that their plays were often predictable with a draw on 1st down and another semblance of one on 2nd down and even another sometimes on 3rd down, was that Johnson’s fault? He’s not calling the plays and he can’t block for himself either. Johnson, got home-run happy after his 2000 yard season, it got to the point where he would pass on the easy 4 to 5 yard carry to try to go for the 60, 70 or 80 yard run instead, so he’s not without blame in this situation. Folks mark it down, before the 2014 season ends the Titans and their fans will miss CJ2K and wish that they had a talent like him on the roster that can electrify at a moment’s notice, like the Men’s Warehouse, I guarantee it!

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