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Chris Johnson wants Titans to use him or release him


The Tennessee Titans have some changes headed their way after releasing head coach Mike Munchak. That makes the future and plans regarding their offense going forward unclear. Running back Chris Johnson isn’t looking to wait around and find out though saying he wants to be used correctly or released.

“I feel like if they are not going to use me the way I am supposed to be used and let me be the horse, then I would rather them let me move on. Their money would be wasted on me,” Johnson told The Tennessean. “I feel like if they are not going to use me right, let somebody get me that’s going to use me the right way.”

The problem is that until the coaching situation gets sorted out, there is no telling what the Titans offense holds. How can you issue an ultimatum like that not knowing who your head coach, offensive coordinator and consequently your offensive strategy is going forward.

Johnson rushed for 1,077 yards in 2013, which is the second lowest total in his career. He is scheduled to make $8 million in 2014 as part of his six-year, $55 million contract he signed in 2011.

“I want to help the team win,” Johnson said. “People say, ‘He is not worth the $10 million. He is not worth the $8 million.’ I feel like if you give me $8 million, let me earn it. At crucial times of the game, I shouldn’t be on the sideline watching.”

Hopefully the new head coach uses him correctly and Johnson understands he needs to be patient and wait and see what happens first.

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