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Chris Johnson questions why Titans signed Shonn Greene

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Titans coach Mike Munchak has a significant role in mind for newly signed running back Shonn Greene.

Chris Johnson is not happy about that.

I have never been a big fan of the two-back system, so I don’t know how we plan on using him,” Johnson told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I’m not afraid of competition, but I was thinking we’d maybe get a draft pick for the other back. And you don’t give a guy that kind of money to be just a goal-line guy and in tough-yardage situations. So we’ll see what happens.”

Johnson said he can live with Greene in the running back room, but he doesn’t want to give up too many carries to the new arrival.

“I’ll just roll with it. Of course I don’t want to carry the ball 30 or 40 times a game,” Johnson said. “And I don’t mind a guy getting a carry or two. But if I am the main guy and it is supposed to be my team . . . it shouldn’t be an issue.”

But it may become an issue the first time Greene gets carries that Johnson thinks should have been his.

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94 Responses to “Chris Johnson questions why Titans signed Shonn Greene”
  1. tangeuray says: Mar 21, 2013 7:36 AM

    But it’s not your team Chris…

  2. elmaxoh says: Mar 21, 2013 7:37 AM

    It’s called a backup CJ.

  3. Scumby says: Mar 21, 2013 7:38 AM

    He should start to worry if the Titans sign Usain Bolt.

  4. swagjag says: Mar 21, 2013 7:39 AM

    Every coach’s dream..

  5. ampats says: Mar 21, 2013 7:41 AM

    Maybe because you are not capable of putting the team on your back and getting to the playoffs like another RB who wears purple.

    Maybe because your head coach wants to keep his job and is not concerned about your narcissistic ego ?

  6. shea801 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM

    Someone remind him he hasn’t been effective or relevant in 4 years. He’s lucky he hasn’t been cut.

  7. pftfan says: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM

    Remember all those genius fans saying this was a great signing, this was a great signing just to further pile on the Jets? Lol, there you go.

  8. pjlva says: Mar 21, 2013 7:43 AM

    Be quite CJ you haven’t done squat since you held out to get paid……

  9. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 21, 2013 7:45 AM

    dont worry man as long, as there giving you your check question nothing!!!

  10. classyjacklambert says: Mar 21, 2013 7:46 AM

    Hey Chris I bet if you started running for as many yards as you keep guaranteeing at the beginning of the season and maybe were a better team player they wouldn’t feel the need to sign an FA RB.

  11. EJ says: Mar 21, 2013 7:47 AM

    Johnson is like that kid you grew up with back in the old neighborhood. The kid that complained about everything, regardless of how well he was treated or how much attention he received. The kid that owned everything, but wanted more.

  12. rockemsockemrobots says: Mar 21, 2013 7:48 AM

    I guess he forgets that he was actually good when “Flash and Dash” were a tandem… ie. Mr. White

  13. canetic says: Mar 21, 2013 7:51 AM

    Probably because he didn’t just sign a huge contract and then stopped trying.

  14. mrmojo448 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:53 AM

    If you want your team and the fans to think you are confident, there’s no better way to convey that, than to complain about carries before the guy even hits the practice field….

    Confindence is NOT about what you say, but what you DONT say.

  15. lostsok says: Mar 21, 2013 7:56 AM

    This just proves the old saying: There’s no “Shonn Grenne” in team.

  16. ironman721 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:57 AM

    Cause you suck CJ1k!

  17. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Mar 21, 2013 7:57 AM

    Where is the running back room?
    Off the kitchen next to the bathroom?

  18. spavs412 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:58 AM

    If we had CJ in Pitt we’d draft another back.. Not over pay for a “backup”

  19. greymares says: Mar 21, 2013 8:01 AM

    Seriously it’s time to trade Johnson, absolutely a great talent that you will never win with. This is a team game and the team has to take precedent over individual wants. Remove this guy from the team, running backs are the easiest position to replace. Get a team player.

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 21, 2013 8:02 AM

    “Choice and Competition”…….Earn it, CJ, it shouldn’t be difficult, it’s only Shonn Greene

  21. playbookofeli says: Mar 21, 2013 8:03 AM

    Maybe he was brought in because you didn’t have that stellar of a season last year?

  22. themagicfanguy says: Mar 21, 2013 8:04 AM

    Hmmm, ever since it became “his team” the Titans have pretty much sucked. Maybe he SHOULD give up a few carries.

  23. jstreet1985 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:06 AM

    Cus that has worked so well for the titans lately!

  24. tannethrill says: Mar 21, 2013 8:07 AM

    They should trade that turd. Talking like that is just the beginning.

  25. andyreidsskinnyjeans says: Mar 21, 2013 8:08 AM

    Next he’ll say he needs more money for his past performance

  26. radioactivechimp says: Mar 21, 2013 8:10 AM

    Dear Chris Johnson,

    Aside from your 2,000 yard season, you have put up average starting rb numbers every other season. You are inconsistent and overpaid. You do not own this team and you have no input into the personnel decision by the Titans’ front office.

    Signed, everyone

  27. ravensfan19 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:14 AM

    If Chris Johnson is worried about Losing his Place to Shonn Greene LMAO, then he clearly isn’t the Player I thought he is.

  28. tdon85 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:14 AM

    A little competition is always a good thing.

  29. davekezer says: Mar 21, 2013 8:15 AM

    Has anyone ever told this guy “No.” in his entire life? Jeez… this guy probably thinks the Sun revolves around him.

  30. cbs1971 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:15 AM

    Maybe it’s because, like in your photo, your fumbles have increased each year….just a guess…

  31. ndizzl says: Mar 21, 2013 8:16 AM

    Not really sure why they signed him either because both of you are garbage.

  32. stoutfiles says: Mar 21, 2013 8:17 AM

    If you can’t beat out Greene for carries, you don’t deserve them. Greene is awful.

  33. jm91rs says: Mar 21, 2013 8:17 AM

    “Chris Johnson questions why Titans signed Shonn Greene”

    Because they have no f-ing idea if you’re going to run for 200 or 2000 yards this year. No one knows when you’re going to show up. Headcase.

  34. bringbackkosar says: Mar 21, 2013 8:17 AM

    Clearly CJ hasn’t watched any game film of himself from last season

  35. steelbydesign says: Mar 21, 2013 8:17 AM

    Maybe it’s so the Titans have someone else to turn to when CJ’s having one of his (more and more common) 40 yard rushing games.

  36. groess says: Mar 21, 2013 8:18 AM

    Am I the only guy that doesn’t think Chris Johnson is as good as Chris Johnson thinks Chris Johnson is?

  37. dgreenfi says: Mar 21, 2013 8:19 AM

    I agree with Chris…they shouldn’t have signed Shonn. 2 washed up RB’s is not > than 1 washed up RB.

  38. charliedamon says: Mar 21, 2013 8:20 AM

    Because you’re not as good as you think you are

  39. highwaiianjahwaiian says: Mar 21, 2013 8:21 AM

    its for those 5 games when you get 30 touches and 27 yards..

  40. mhohmann says: Mar 21, 2013 8:22 AM

    Chris Johnson is scared. Shonn Green must be better that he showed on that embarassment of a team.

  41. jruc says: Mar 21, 2013 8:22 AM

    Oh how selfless of him! It’s true! How can he reach his 2,000 yard gurantees with another guy taking his carries!?

  42. dalucks says: Mar 21, 2013 8:22 AM

    Chris Johnson is actually better in a two back system. It will keep him healthier and fresher during the season. As a Texans fan, this is not good news for the AFC South.
    Remember this Chris, the media does not like you so they will spin this into you being selfish.
    Next time, speak to your head coach and ask him about his thought process on your roll in a two back system and stop talking through the media.
    This will make your life alot better.

  43. andyreidisthegoat says: Mar 21, 2013 8:23 AM


  44. fuglyflorio says: Mar 21, 2013 8:24 AM

    CJ stunk as often as he was great last year. Try living up to your team-killing contract before you hate on Greene.

  45. mjhutmkr says: Mar 21, 2013 8:24 AM

    Because you’re an ineffective, overpaid, and are over rated.

  46. uangerme says: Mar 21, 2013 8:27 AM

    It is because they are worried about you being a no show again this season. Screw your head on straight and run the ball like you used to.

  47. tampabay94 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:28 AM

    This guy is just a selfish moron. Get over yourself CJ!

  48. maurysline says: Mar 21, 2013 8:32 AM

    CJ is a great talent…undeniable. At 190lbs he is as tough a runner as you can ask for. But there are situations that require more bulk that all the ‘tough running’ can not make up for…and he should understand that. It’s the same problem again with CJ.
    If you are willing to accept his quality talent on your team, you have to be willing to take on the head case and problems that come along with him.

  49. malab377 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:33 AM

    It is called a Plan B, CJ. A Plan B just in case you start another season with 4/5 games with not even 25 yards.

  50. vikescry1 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:34 AM

    they signed him so when you fail my fantasy team i have a backup plan! thank you titans!!!

  51. jacksonjames4 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:36 AM

    If you take away the athletic ability of most of these guys, you’re left with a lot of people with not too much between the ears. In this case, he probably twitched out what little he had anyway

  52. sterling7 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:38 AM

    Chris Johnson is a darn good running back however…………he is not Adrian Peterson. There is no tougher back at picking up the tough yardage especially on 3rd and short or fourth and short than Adrian Peterson and unless Chris Johson breaks free he’s no Adrian Peterson.

  53. imjinbrdgr says: Mar 21, 2013 8:39 AM

    Way to be a team guy CJ.

  54. ajames2002 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:40 AM

    I bet AP would love 30-40 carries. P*ssy.

  55. eagleswin says: Mar 21, 2013 8:43 AM

    Someone remind me why the Titans, who haven’t even made the playoffs in years, keep pandering to his sense of entitlement?

  56. ajgreenhof says: Mar 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    There’s no way that was his true words. I could actually read it and comprehend his thoughts.

  57. therealraider says: Mar 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    Umm gee .. I dont know Chris .. maybe Shonne Greene will be a change of pace back-up.. but dont worry , your “grill” tells me all I need to know about your intelligence level, also thank you for your thoughts and opinion because of which im now starting to wonder if hold outs like yourself have some sort of underlying insecurity.. which makes me question their heart. Thanks “Bro”

  58. whodatsaybaby says: Mar 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    Maybe ”YOUR” team never liked how you mustard under a hundred yards in the first 6 weeks of last year.

  59. robinyount19 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:51 AM

    Wow, the nerve to get a capable backup when you can always rely on the starter for a 190 yard game…after five 30 yard performances. Do what you’re capable of and Green will barely see the field.

  60. rodge1 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:51 AM

    Hey Chris, those millions you make ensure that you don’t have to worry about personnel decisions. Just play when you’re called to play … Not a Titans fan by the way.

  61. 49erstim says: Mar 21, 2013 8:52 AM

    The Titans didn’t go out and sign Adrian Peterson. They signed Shonn Greene…. Shonn Greene! Calm down CJ2YPC.

  62. packerman1968 says: Mar 21, 2013 8:56 AM

    This way you have one complete back.

    You never give full effort and Greene does not as well.

  63. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 21, 2013 8:57 AM

    Chris, it stopped being your team as soon as you began impersonating Randy Moss: First get the huge pay check, then start taking plays off at your own discretion. Thanks to your immense talent, the table was set for you to be perhaps the greatest running back in NFL history. But instead, like Moss, you became a monumental underachiever.

    -Titans Fan Since Memphis (inaugural season)

  64. fumblenuts says: Mar 21, 2013 8:58 AM

    “But it may become an issue the first time Greene gets carries that Johnson thinks should have been his.”

    Hey gold teef, it’s a team sport and anything that helps the TEAM win you should be happy about it.

  65. sinestrojoe says: Mar 21, 2013 9:00 AM

    It’s called being a TEAM player CJ…something I’m guessing you know nothing abouy since you’re more worried about how many yards you’re going to get each season…that is why you fail…trouble by week 5.

  66. Benni K. says: Mar 21, 2013 9:01 AM

    … perhaps because CJ isn´t a starting RB anymore?!

  67. jimthebuilder27 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    Because you’re maddeningly inconsistent Chris! If you didn’t put up so many stinkers, they may not have had to sign Shonn!

  68. isonic1 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    Well, that’s not going to make it awkward in the running back meeting room now.

  69. jarvis1104 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:04 AM

    Way to welcome your new teammate

  70. patriots420 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:07 AM

    Wow did he come across as a total tool or am I too hi right now?

  71. illadelphiasphinest says: Mar 21, 2013 9:08 AM

    Well CJ on those 6 or so game were you look terrified, show no busrt and only gain like 17yds on 20 carries; thats why they signed him. Hes bigger and is nit as fast as you are, but ge runs between the tackles and he runs harder. So theres your answer you dummy. Well either that or they are planning on trading you selfish, overpriced, overrated butt outa town. Therefore he wiuld be your replacement.

  72. dcrudy says: Mar 21, 2013 9:08 AM

    You played yourself into that ‘two back system’, Chris.

  73. lo6icalvoice says: Mar 21, 2013 9:10 AM

    Greene wont get too many carries when he draws 15 yard penalties every time he touches the ball.

  74. im2fast4you123 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:11 AM

    Maybe cuz you’re to inconsistant…..

  75. titansbro says: Mar 21, 2013 9:11 AM

    Starting to really hate this guy. You got your money, now do what your coach tells you & shut the f up. Whatever happened to just being a good teammate?

  76. metrocritical says: Mar 21, 2013 9:12 AM

    The solution is simple: If he runs like he did before the big contract, CJ has nothing to worry about.

  77. texansdude says: Mar 21, 2013 9:16 AM

    “And you don’t give a guy that kind of money to be just a goal-line guy and in tough-yardage situations. ”

    You sure don’t. Said the fly on the wall.

  78. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 21, 2013 9:18 AM

    Memo to Chris: Its about the team.

    Anyway, having Shonne in there to give a different look will ultimately make Johnson & the Titans better. Although he’s underwhelmed the past two seasons he was more dynamic when he shared carries. I knew it was a mistake for Jets to make him centerpiece. I expect Greene to retrieve his spark , look forward to seeing him back to good form & I wish him well.

  79. phloorioisanarcissist says: Mar 21, 2013 9:25 AM

    It’s called ‘moving the chains’ Chris. While you may be one of the fastest men alive, but when it’s third and one, that speed doesn’t do any good. Shonne Greene can move the pile. As soon as you hit the pile, you go backwards.

  80. nyyanksmf says: Mar 21, 2013 9:28 AM

    Isomer one really finds shonn Greene as a threat

  81. skarfacci says: Mar 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    He’s an idiot. No two ways about it.

  82. patfic15 says: Mar 21, 2013 10:09 AM

    Get tied of the stupid report comment button. Its hard to like comments on a mobile device …..

  83. egomaniac247 says: Mar 21, 2013 10:22 AM

    Anyone remember last year when CJ was in his awful slump and there was an article here where he called out his O-line saying “we need someone to step up and lead” ??

    Hilarious that he makes the comment “supposed to be my team” now.

    What a basket case.

  84. stillers1229 says: Mar 21, 2013 10:23 AM

    “You’re living in the past man! You’re stuck on some clown from the 60’s, man!!” – Eric the Clown from Seinfeld

  85. mwatts1 says: Mar 21, 2013 10:47 AM

    This guy doesn’t get it and never will. He’s a good runner and seems like a good person, but just not a lot going on upstairs.

  86. micknangold says: Mar 21, 2013 11:07 AM

    If he’s mentioning it before the DRAFT, it’s already an issue for him.

  87. stevedigre says: Mar 21, 2013 11:08 AM

    I can already see the future ‘mug shots and late last night’ PFT articles on this guy.

  88. rushmatic says: Mar 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    This guy just oozes self confidence, eh? How telling.

  89. granadafan says: Mar 21, 2013 11:30 AM

    Wow CJ1K, you’re sooooo generous with your offer of giving the backup only 1 or 2 carries on YOUR team. Who wouldn’t want to have this “team player”?

  90. paychrisjohnson28 says: Mar 21, 2013 12:06 PM

    Doesn’t sound like a team player talking but to go with an athlete who achieves great success comes a huge ego in any sport…it is about having a different kind of back then Chris Johnson, it could help prolong his career, having less carries that is. Chris Johnson’s concerns are his statistics and getting paid, which he has (I made this name right before he got his big contract. Chris Johnson should be concerned about helping the team win and that is it really if he were a team player that is…in order to win a team needs leaders. Go Titans! And it is time for you to mature as a leader on this team Chris Johnson!

  91. myosin10 says: Mar 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    He doesn’t want the ball 30-40 times a game? Can u imagine Adrian Peterson saying that? Vikings u r spoiled!!

  92. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 21, 2013 12:34 PM

    Now the Titans have two backs who think the season starts in mid-October. Maybe the competition will help inspire one of them to be in shape by, say, week 4 instead of week 7.

  93. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 21, 2013 7:58 PM

    I was really impressed with CJ his rookie season. How could you not be? But now he just seems like an insecure, loud mouth, punk.

  94. jimw42 says: Mar 21, 2013 9:27 PM

    chris johnson is a legend (in his own mind) just ask him.

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