| CJ2K "running harder" than in 2009 -- Fri Jul 6 8:40 pm --|
Titans RB poised for a productive season
|Daniel Jeremiah listed Chris Johnson as one his bounce-back candidates for 2012 and we've heard from the player himself that a better season - LeBron James-like, he claims - might be on the horizon. Here's a positive signal: The Tennessee Titans running back is "running harder" than he did before his 2,000-yard campaign in 2009, a team source told Pro Football Weekly. CJ2K stayed away from the Titans' facility in past offseasons, but language in his contract required his attendance this spring and summer, according to the report. What's being described is a hungrier running back - bulked up, too - and a more vocal leader inside the locker room. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: In 2011, the 26-year-old just wasn't the fantasy juggernaut we'd grown accustomed to seeing torch opposing defenses. He did start to show some signs of his old self toward the end of last season though, so look for Johnson to build on the six 100-plus all-purpose yard games he put together over his final nine contests in 2011.