Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson wants his teammates do their job. Fantasy football owners across the country just rolled their eyes. Johnson ran for 17 yards on eight carries in a 38-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
Now, Johnson has 21 yards on the season after rushing for four yards on 11 carries in the season opener.
"The run game ain't working," Johnson said Sunday following the game. "We just aren't executing the plays. I don't know why we're not.
"People need to step up and do their job. They don't need to let people beat them. It don't matter who the opposing defense is, you can't let your guy beat you. You just can't give up plays. You have to make plays like they make plays. I can't speak for the defense. I can only speak for the offense."
Johnson can't get going without help. That's obvious. But Johnson hasn't looked like the player that ran for 1,200, 2,000 and 1,300 yards in his first three seasons since he held out before 2011. He barely reached 1,000 yards last season and has started even worse in 2012.
Maybe it's not the right time to call out the guys around you.
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