The Tennessee Titans have not made the playoffs since running back Chris Johnson was a rookie, a stat that doesn’t sit well with the Titans star. Johnson took some time off from racing cheetahs to talk about his expectation for the upcoming NFL season with USA Today, specifically focusing on the playoff drought.
Here are Johnson’s thoughts:
It fuels me to get back. If you’ve never been to the playoffs, you don’t know how it feels. It’s a totally different atmosphere when you’re playing in the playoffs (USA Today).
Every year I want to rush for 2,000 yards and I feel like if we are doing what is right and we are making plays on Sunday and if I get to that yardage, I feel like we can be a playoff team and hopefully win a Super Bowl.
Johnson’s individual numbers may take a hit with the addition of Shonn Greene, but that’s a scenario the speedy RB is fine with:
I’m OK with it. I never really get any short-yardage plays so it doesn’t really matter. … That’s just another piece of this offense — continue to keep the drive going and run more plays.
The Tennessee Titans open the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 8th.
[Source: USA Today]