In the last three years, Titans running back Chris Johnson hasn’t even come close to equaling his 2009 season, when he gained 2,006 yards. But Johnson is sure he can.
Johnson said on Jim Rome’s radio show that he is confident he can have 2,000 yards in a season again, and that he can lead the Titans to the playoffs.
“I know I have another 2,000 yard season in me,” Johnson said. “I would love to get 2,000 yards again, but I haven’t been to the playoffs since my rookie year, I want to get back there.”
Johnson also reiterated that he didn’t like the Titans’ decision to add running back Shonn Greene, who is expected to take away some of Johnson’s carries near the goal line. But Johnson said he can give up a few touchdowns if Greene comes into the game after Johnson has marched the Titans down the field.
“At the end of the day you want to stay in there,” Johnson said. “[But] I’d rather have 2,000 yards than have 20 touchdowns, so you got to take the good with the bad.”
Taking the good with the bad describes what the Titans have had with Johnson, who is capable of breathtaking big plays but is also capable of some absolutely terrible games. He’ll have to cut way back on those terrible games — and make a few more of those big plays — to reach 2,000 yards.