by Eddie Moore
One of our favorite NFL columnists, Michael Silver, wrote a nice piece on Titans RB Chris Johnson and the Titans. Johnson is not backing down from his 2,500-yard rushing goal this season. He wants to be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. He believes the Titans have a great chance to win the Super Bowl. He’s adamant about receiving the highest non-QB contract in the NFL. Needless to say, Chris Johnson isn’t lacking in the self-confidence department. I guess if I had just rushed for over 2,000 yards (including seven TD runs of over 50 yards!) I wouldn’t be lacking that quality either.
“I want to be in the same sentence as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, guys like that,” Johnson says. “In order to do that you’ve got to put up numbers year after year, and break records, and do the kinds of things they do on the court. You’ve basically got to be able to do what you want out there on the field.”
A lot of people forget that the Titans won seven of their last eight games last season and nearly miraculously made the playoffs. This is a team to be reckoned with this year. Maybe we should start taking Chris Johnson’s bold predictions a little more seriously…