Tennessee Titans Twitter Talk: Marshall Faulk Knows Best?

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So will it happen?

There’s no secret behind the tension between the Tennessee Titans and running back Chris Johnson at the moment. The team doesn’t want to pay for a contract extension after forking over millions to “CJ2K,” and why would they? Johnson has been underperforming ever since he hit the 2,000-yard mark in a single season.

Now it appears that former running back Marshall Faulk wants to speed along the process with his two cents, but is parting really the best option?

During the regular season, Johnson made it obvious that he would only stay with Tennessee if he’s paid the money he “deserves.” At first glance, Johnson departing doesn’t seem to be the ideal route for the team. Tennessee would be forced to fill yet another open position in its offense.

However, you may start to think differently if you consider the state of the franchise.

The Titans are undoubtedly going through an era of change (just ask Mike Munchak). There’s no guarantee that their star quarterback Jake Locker will even be in the equation after 2014. If there was ever a time for Johnson to pack his bags, it would be now.

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  • Adam Ellis

    In all fairness, i think chris johnson set the bar too high when he had his 2000 yard season. Granted, his stats have declined every year since then, but he still pushes out 1000 yard seasons. Then again, its also kind of skewed because so many drives stall out because of his numerous 1-2 yrs gains in games. Then he’ll go and bust a 60 yarder to compensate all of the 2 yard rushes on the stat sheet. In return makes his ypc average go from 2 yards per rush in 12 carries, back up to 5.7 ypc bc of one rush lol. So really its kind of hard to figure out if the only reason i want cj to stay is just bc of becoming so used to, and atrached to him over the last 6-7 years. Whether he stays, or goes, im content with knowing the team is going to make the best decision that works out best for the team