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Chris Johnson says he can break Eric Dickerson’s record

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson fell just short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,105 yards last season. Now Titans running back Chris Johnson is saying he thinks he can be the one to break Dickerson’s record this season.

Johnson told Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network that he believes he can top the all-time record that Dickerson set in 1984.

“Every running back’s goal is to break that record,” Johnson said. “You want to break the 2,105. I believe I can do it.”

Johnson ran for 2,006 yards in 2009, but he’s been maddeningly inconsistent since then. Last season he had five different games in which he topped 120 yards, but he also had five different games in which he failed to reach 30 yards. (Peterson was never held under 60 yards in any game last year.) If Johnson is going to have any hope of breaking Dickerson’s record, he’s going to need to cut out those too-frequent games when he disappears.

And if Johnson is going to have any hope of breaking Dickerson’s record, he’s also going to need to get a lot of carries, and that may be a problem. Titans coach Mike Munchak told Mike Florio on NBC Sports Network that the Titans may change the way they use Johnson, getting him more touches as a receiver out of the backfield but adding another running back who can carry more of the rushing load, especially in short-yardage situations. If that means Johnson will have fewer carries this season than the 276 he had last season, then it’s pretty much impossible for Johnson to break the record.

But Johnson doesn’t think anything is impossible. He thinks he could be poised to have the greatest season any running back has ever had.

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71 Responses to “Chris Johnson says he can break Eric Dickerson’s record”
  1. nathan702nelson says: Feb 28, 2013 6:44 AM

    LOL

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 28, 2013 6:49 AM

    Top 5 RBs in professional football : Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones Drew. In that order.

  3. flipola says: Feb 28, 2013 6:49 AM

    He needs a better o-line he can before anything.

  4. ramcountry says: Feb 28, 2013 6:51 AM

    Yeah, these RBs love to talk about breaking the record.

    Not so much with actually doing it, though.

    2105 did not come easy.

  5. ihateravens says: Feb 28, 2013 6:53 AM

    Wonder if the person who interviewed Chris used Barbara Billingsly as his interpreter?

  6. mattjay0101 says: Feb 28, 2013 6:56 AM

    Hey #28, Pull your pants up when your in public.

  7. kingbeason52 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:03 AM

    Cant hate his attitude..should be striving to get better everyday..hopefully your OLine feels the same way..

  8. goraidersgospurs says: Feb 28, 2013 7:03 AM

    Me too on madden!!!

  9. xmgmx says: Feb 28, 2013 7:07 AM

    Logicalvoice speaks with no logic, and apparently doesn’t know football.
    As for Johnson, when will he just shutup?

  10. buckeye1nation says: Feb 28, 2013 7:10 AM

    logicalvoicesays says: Feb 28, 2013 6:49 AM

    Top 5 RBs in professional football : Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones Drew. In that order.

    One good year does not make a Top 5 back. If that was the case Doug Martin would be on that list as well. Let’s see these guys do it for a few years before we put them in the HOF.

  11. vikingbill1 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:11 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Feb 28, 2013 6:49 AM
    Top 5 RBs in professional football : Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones Drew. In that order.

    REALLY???

  12. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:14 AM

    LOL!

  13. In the Weeds says: Feb 28, 2013 7:19 AM

    Too Funny!

    I wonder what Else he believes…

  14. youngs79 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:21 AM

    logicalvoices, your list shows how much you know about Football, which is nothing. You should change your name because any person, with any logic, knows Adrian Peterson is the best back in Football and proved it by winning MVP, which is normally a QB award.

  15. jg725 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:22 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Feb 28, 2013 6:49 AM
    Top 5 RBs in professional football : Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones Drew. In that order.

    Wow – just shows what a moron you really are…… alfred morris at #1 and no adrian peterson – you should not even be allowed to post……..

  16. rubberinnertube says: Feb 28, 2013 7:22 AM

    SHENANIGANS!!!

    Also, logicalvoice, maybe you forgot Adrian Peterson? I love Morris, but you couldn’t possibly rate Morris over Peterson based on one season from Morris…could you?

  17. mj1818 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:24 AM

    Not to mention that AP was only healthy-ish by the end of the season.

  18. jerryyouradisgrace says: Feb 28, 2013 7:24 AM

    My god logicalvoice you must be on one hell of a bender with that list

    AP is better than all those guys put together

  19. rubberinnertube says: Feb 28, 2013 7:24 AM

    Nevermind logicalvoice…I re-read your comment and my biggest concern would be ensuring that you seek medical attention, because it reads like you’re suffering from a brain aneurysm.

  20. 4dabears says: Feb 28, 2013 7:24 AM

    He’s probably right. Afterall, he was only 862 yds away last season. Keep doing what you do best- talking through that ridiculous grill. HA!

  21. vegaskid21 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:27 AM

    Chris Johnson has smoked himself stupid!

  22. packerman1968 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:28 AM

    Only on Madden2013 will Chris Johnson break the record.

  23. Just a Fan says: Feb 28, 2013 7:36 AM

    I wish he would shut up already. Doesn’t he say this every year? I say Jamal Charles has a better shot at it.

  24. joedirte says: Feb 28, 2013 7:39 AM

    Didnt he say he was gonna run for 2500 a few years back then held out and then sucked for a year and a half before becoming decent again. Maybe you should try to focus on the team and win instead of your personal stats and ego CJ.

  25. grice208 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:40 AM

    First of all, this story is misleading. CJ was ASKED a question about him wanting to best Peterson’s yardage total from last year and he said no, its the Dickerson mark that all RB’s want to break. So really people he was just answering a question. What do you want him to say…”no I can’t run as good as den guys”. Stupid! Of course you want confident players who think they can. This story also left out 2 facts while mentioning his games of low yardage output. The O-line was down to 1 starter by the end of the season and they were bringing in guys off the street to shuffle around the O-line. The O-line was a mess. Here’s a couple of other tibits. As far as a two back system hampering him in getting Dickerson’s record….he WAS in a two back system when he got 2,006. Remember LenDale White. Oh yeah, one more thing, if it wasn’t for a holding penalty that negated a 62 yard run, he would have only needed 38 yards to break ED record and would have had almost an entire quarter of football left to do it. Way to make a story out of nothing!!!

  26. rpiotr01 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:46 AM

    He had his chance and failed. So did Peterson. History says neither will get another shot at it.

  27. khmer379 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    Lol AP is laughing his ass off as we speak if anybody kan break it its AP

  28. effjohntaylornorelation says: Feb 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    It’ll be a better world when he’s out of the league.

  29. pgh15212 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    I never understod all the cj2k hate. His mouth is probably the reason, because it surely is not his play. He sets unrealistic expectaions for himself which is not really a bad thing. He had a 2k season, set the yards from scrimmage record and hasnt missed many games. He also averages 108 yards per game in total yards. That is crazy, not to mention he never had below 1465 total yards in a season.

    Even if you take out his fantastic 2009 season he still averages 95 yards per game.

  30. ccjcsr says: Feb 28, 2013 7:52 AM

    It’s a passing league, nuff said! Adrian Petersen is above the norm.

  31. bullcharger says: Feb 28, 2013 7:59 AM

    I guess that will be after he beats Usain Bolt in a foot race. What a loser.

  32. ncs115 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:04 AM

    28 should concern himself with just getting to 1000 yards

  33. cup1981 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:08 AM

    Thanks, CJ, I just spit coffee all over my keyboard. Let’s work on being CJ1K, then you can maybe think about Dickerson’s record…

  34. mikea311 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:10 AM

    wow, you guys just love falling for troll bait, why do you even pay logical any mind, he’s a redskins fan that should clue you in to his delusion.

  35. truninerfan49 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:10 AM

    I don’t think that he would break the record if you combined his 2012 and 2013 rushing yards

  36. ebrownwareagle says: Feb 28, 2013 8:10 AM

    Chris Johnson is a STUD! And to be One of the BEST pass blocking RB in the League is amazing when he is only 195lbs. Couple with 4.24 speed averaging 4.4 yards a carry…. Every team in the league can use this Dude 2Day except Minnesota and Seattle! The TITANS have NOO talent outside of this GUY!

  37. jessethegreat says: Feb 28, 2013 8:16 AM

    Ignore illogical… As I’ve previously stated, he’s a made up character by florio only here to garner hits/comments.

    CJ2k was most effective when he played with LenWhale White. He and his team would be better off with him having fresh legs and not having to be the every down back. Let some young bruiser take the goal line carries and the hits that come with them so CJ has the legs left to get his team in scoring position.

  38. logicalvoicesayz says: Feb 28, 2013 8:17 AM

    Sorry guys, I and a few other Skins fans forgot to take our dose of reality meds today.

  39. blueballz77 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    logical is just a kid who loves his little baby team,now not putting Ap on your list stupid when you grow some hair on your chin and watch football for more then one year his comments will still never make sense

  40. uangerme says: Feb 28, 2013 8:28 AM

    There is no question that AP is the best in the business. CJ needs to get himself together, he was pretty damn good a few years ago but he has slipped and he continues to slide down that slope. Let him have at least 2 solid seasons and maybe I will entertain these comments. No question he is talented with speed but you need more than speed to break this record.

    logicalvoice is most likely insane(or retarded). I love Alfred Morris too but one year does not make him the best in the NFL. His humbleness makes him one of my personal favorites but AP has proved that no other RB is in his class. Your list is ridiculous.

  41. gochargersgo says: Feb 28, 2013 8:31 AM

    Pay no mind to Logicalvoice, he posts a top 5 rb list on any article about a good Rb. The only mainstay is Morris at #1, the other 4 rbs change every time.

  42. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 28, 2013 8:34 AM

    How can anyone understand what CJ says?

  43. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:39 AM

    9 yards short. That has to hurt.

  44. fredsingleton says: Feb 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    I don’t know why you guys answer back to “logical voice”. Clearly he’s doing it for a reaction and you guys keep arguing with him, which he likes for some reason.

    Just don’t respond back to him. He has nothing better to do with his time than try to get a reaction out of people on a football site.

  45. bucrightoff says: Feb 28, 2013 8:46 AM

    Sure he could. And I could bang Jennifer Lawrence, but will I? Only if I drug her…

  46. Patriot42 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Yohoo!!! I need attention. I’ll say anything to get it.

  47. wagons716 says: Feb 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Chris Johnson please shut up!

  48. shamismcfootballtalk says: Feb 28, 2013 8:57 AM

    Is this fool serious?? He was non existant last season. Adrian Peterson has much less to work with, with a terrible qb and an alright o line. CJ isnt even getting close to that record

  49. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    I wonder how many hot pockets logicalvoice has eaten in his moms basement so far today

  50. kingpel says: Feb 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    You must be talking about Eric Dickerson’s record for the most mispronounced words in a single sentence.

  51. terpfan76 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:16 AM

    I’m as big a Skins fan as there is but come on son… Alf is a stud but AP he’s not. Please do not confuse logical and some of the other skins fans that post here withe rest of us. We love our team but we also know the score.

  52. irkjames says: Feb 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    Wait a minute…

    …does that mean he’s going to play football now?

  53. shackdelrio says: Feb 28, 2013 9:40 AM

    More importantly, will anybody be able to break Eric Dickerson’s record for Most Uses of the phrase “Most Definitely” on a Monday Night Football Broadcast.

  54. conormacleod says: Feb 28, 2013 9:46 AM

    I saw this interview. I have no idea what he said. Seriously. How did this kid ever get out of grade school?

  55. jwreck says: Feb 28, 2013 10:00 AM

    I can break Dickerson’s record too. I won’t, and neither will Johnson but we both could.

  56. cpo187 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:01 AM

    A good start would be to make it past the D-line.

  57. jwreck says: Feb 28, 2013 10:02 AM

    More importantly, how can you all still take logicvoice seriously at this point? He’s clearly devoted his life to pissing people off and making them hate the Redskins. Why would a real fan work so hard to make sure everybody thought the entire fanbase was a bunch of lunatics? (And he does work really hard, he’s one of the first ten commenters on pretty much every single PFT article) The fact that he gets such a rouse out of so many people, every time, is what keeps him going.

  58. warhammer420 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:06 AM

    AP might break it, but CJ won’t. He’s weak, can’t get the consistent 4-5 yard run. Blazing speed and a big mouth can only take you so far.

  59. bamboozle99 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:16 AM

    CJ2K has become a distant history. Nobody calls him that anymore because nowadays it’s more like CJ1K. As far as his comments go, I’m not surprised he thinks or says so. Is anyone ?

  60. mjkelly77 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:18 AM

    He’d better break a 4.0 YPC average first.

  61. stinkfingers says: Feb 28, 2013 10:52 AM

    He could do it… If he gets 800 carries.

  62. heyguru1969 says: Feb 28, 2013 10:52 AM

    Maybe all that gold in his mouth is FOOL’s gold.

  63. spewtilation says: Feb 28, 2013 10:54 AM

    Ya know…I had an Uncle who believed all the garbage he liked to convince himself he was capable of too. He’s in jail now.

  64. MasMacho says: Feb 28, 2013 11:00 AM

    I too can break Eric Dickerson’s record.

    And because you read about it on the internet, it must be true.

  65. bigbenh8tr says: Feb 28, 2013 11:24 AM

    Dude just retire, you’re done. Your career is already starting to look like Randy Moss – post New England. Hang it up so you can prepare for life without football.

  66. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 28, 2013 12:07 PM

    Chill out Jr. you can barely break 1,000.

  67. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 28, 2013 12:27 PM

    Chris Johnson continues to lead the league in claims that he’ll break records and marks the he’ll never break.

  68. jerrygray721 says: Feb 28, 2013 12:29 PM

    he’s already shattered 1 record of dickerson’s eric’s talking never came close to the amount of b.s. this guy spew’s out however on the field not only will c.j. not break his record,but when all is said & done he wont even be able to hold a candle to dickerson’s body of work. c.j. is all mouth and i’ll be happy when i don’t have to read about crap this guy said anymore.

  69. jlv3gem says: Feb 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    Peterson
    Foster
    Lynch
    Rice
    Richardson

  70. mrpilsner says: Feb 28, 2013 1:32 PM

    These guys never see it coming but CJ’s time is past.
    He won’t break 1,000 yards this season, Not with that line, on that team, in that Division.
    He gone.

  71. obie09 says: Feb 28, 2013 4:35 PM

    so many illogical comments and football ‘fans’. “He will need 800 carries”, “guys career is over” “1 year wonder”

    CJ’s career after 5 years nearly mimmicks Barry Sanders career with yards and CJ has a higher YPC. That’s not an opinion it is fact. This year, CJ was 3rd in the AFC in YPC. He didn’t get a lot of carries because we were down 21+ in the first quarter in 1/3 of our games.

    Also CJ has the 6th most yards EVER for a RB after 5 years. The Titans o-line has ranked 31st and 32nd the last two seasons and he still put together some decent numbers.

    You can hate on his apperance, the way he talks, and his ego all you want but when it comes down to production, There are very few who have done what he’s done so far.

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