Editor’s Note: I’d like to introduce everyone to our newest addition to the staff, Jeffrey Hajek. No one knows where Jeffrey hails from, but we do know that he possesses an unfaltering belief in Chris Johnson’s ability to burn a defense, and, quite frankly, it’s a lot more positive than me, so it’s nice to read. So, everyone give Jeffrey a warm welcome to the staff!–That’s a command.
What is the only thing that the Titans have been missing from their offense this year so far? Chris Johnson breaking 30, 40, 50 yard touchdown runs, and running for 100 plus yards per game with a couple touchdowns. Well this is the weekend that the most electrifying player in football gets back to his 2009 form. All the pieces are in play and he is ready to explode. Matt Hasselbeck has proven that he can sling the rock consistently and now defenses have to pay attention to the pass more than they ever have against the Titans. Not only is Hasselbeck slinging the ball, but all the receivers are making plays as well. For the first time in a couple years, Chris Johnson is not the only guy that has to make plays for the Titans to win
It has taken a while, but Johnson is now in shape as well. He admitted himself saying that he is in football shape now. Realistically we couldn’t have expected him to be ready to go right out of the gate this year after he missed the whole preseason. So now after the first four weeks his preseason is over, he is in shape, and him and his offensive line as well as his new QB are just about in sync. Not to mention he just got his starting fullback, Ahmard Hall, back this week that he has been used to playing with his whole career.
Pittsburgh will not be able to handle CJ this year as well, like they have in the past. In the past three years the Steelers have held CJ below 80 yards each year, and only allowing 1 touchdown in three games. However that was when they had one of the most dominating run defenses in the league, and this year they just don’t have that. This year they are 22nd stopping the run, giving up an average of 119 yards per game! Now to add insult to injury James Harrison is not going to be able to play. This is a big blow, being that Harrison is one of the best pass rushers in the league, and is a leader on that Defense.
With all this in play CJ is going to have a field day against the Steelers, and they won’t have an answer for him. If you have him on your fantasy team, PLAY HIM. If you don’t, GET HIM. He is going to be the 2009 CJ from here on out, and it is going to be a spectacular show.