Chris Johnson believes he can run for 2,000 yards again.
We've heard this before, of course. Johnson hasn't flirted with that number since his spectacular 2009 season, but that hasn't stopped the Tennessee Titans running back from predicting a restoration to accuracy for the CJ2K nickname.
"Every year coming in, I have a goal, but every time I say what my goal is, everybody thinks I am a selfish player and not a team player," Johnson said Tuesday, according to The Tennessean. "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, if I get to that yardage, I feel like we can be a playoff team and hopefully win the Super Bowl."
Johnson has some reason to be optimistic in 2013. The interior of the Titans' offensive line received a much-needed makeover, while the addition of Shonn Greene should help allow Tennessee to play to Johnson's strengths.
Johnson busted three touchdown runs of 80 yards or more last season, proof he still has that extra gear that makes him special. He might not get the workload necessary to flirt with 2,000 yards again, but that's actually not a bad thing. Less might be more.
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