Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson Needs to Settle Down on the Ridiculous Predictions

By Dan Parzych
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Throughout his career, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has never been afraid to run his mouth when it comes to bragging about himself being one of the league’s top running backs–which clearly hasn’t been the case over the last two seasons. With the way things turned out last season for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it appears Johnson has his eyes set on taking down last year’s rushing title champion in 2013.

Of course, the main question on the back of everyone’s mind–what gives Johnson the right to make these predictions?

During a recent interview, Johnson made a bold prediction that he will finish with more rushing yards than Peterson in 2013–which may be one of the most ridiculous statements any NFL player has made over the last couple of years. Not only did Peterson fall nine-yards short of the single-season rushing record last season, but Johnson has been far from effective over the last two seasons in Tennessee as he’s rushed 2,290 yards 10 touchdowns.

For a running back that finished with 3,370 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns from 2009-10–the last two seasons have been nothing but an embarrassment for Johnson.

If anything, Johnson should focus on returning to his dominant level from a few years ago instead of conducting interviews and making ridiculous claims about how he’s going to outperform Peterson. Johnson can make all of the predictions he wants, but if last year is any indication of what to expect in 2013–he’s not even going to come close to Peterson.

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