Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) greets New York Jets running back Shonn Green (23) after a game at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jets 14-10. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson Unhappy With Tennessee Titans Signing Shonn Greene


The Tennessee Titans signed running back Shonn Greene in free agency with a certain role for the former New York Jet. Unfortunately for the Titans, their desire to find a role for Greene in the offense has upset their star player, who just so happens to play the same position.

Chris Johnson is not happy with the move and he wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

I have never been a big fan of the two-back system, so I don’t know how we plan on using him,” Johnson said, per Wyatt. “I’m not afraid of competition, but I was thinking we’d maybe get a draft pick for the other back. And you don’t give a guy that kind of money to be just a goal-line guy and in tough-yardage situations. So we’ll see what happens.”

Johnson didn’t stop there.

He wanted it to be clear that this is his team and he hopes to keep it that way. If Greene gets limited carries, it shouldn’t be an issue.

“I’ll just roll with it. Of course I don’t want to carry the ball 30 or 40 times a game,” Johnson said. “And I don’t mind a guy getting a carry or two. But if I am the main guy and it is supposed to be my team . . . it shouldn’t be an issue.”

The Titans have to be hoping that they can keep both running backs happy. If not, this could turn in to an ugly situation that the team will not want to deal with.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/seanmjeffries Sean Jeffries

    Awww, the Titans “upset their star player?” What a load of crap. I’m so sick of hearing about prima-donna athletes whining and crying about this kind of thing. Do your freaking job, yeah, the one you are rediculously overpaid to do. If you’re worried about your position, do your job so well they have no choice but to stick with you the majority of the time.

    These athletes act like it’s their right or privilege to be playing, to have the job they do. If your company hires someone who does a similar job do you go crying to the newspaper? Johnson is only the current offender- this happens ALL the time in every sport. Idiots.