Tennessee Titans: Chris Johnson Needs Quick Attitude Change Before 2013 Season

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Tennessee Titans: Chris Johnson Needs Quick Attitude Change Before 2013 Season
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It's really starting to become a broken record, but once again, Chris Johnson is talking negatively in the media.

This time around, Johnson is upset about having to share the backfield with newly acquired Shonn Greene.

There is no excuse for this type of mentality from a player who struggled to get consistent yardage at the line of scrimmage last season. Furthermore, not having a "team first" type of attitude will only plague this team heading into next season.

The Titans are doing everything they can to turn this ship around, and Johnson has to be on board with all of the moves the front office is making.

It brings up the idea that Johnson might be in fear of losing his starting role as the team's top option on offense. If that's the case, then where did all of that confidence from when he was arguing for being the highest-paid player in the NFL go?

Simply put, it doesn't make sense as to why Johnson has a problem with getting help from a hardworking, bruising running back like Greene is.

The signing of Greene makes this offense more balanced, and gives them an option to turn to on short-yardage situations to convert more third downs.

Johnson has to realize that this addition will benefit everyone on the offense, including himself.

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Shonn Greene rushed for 1,063 yards in 2012, just 181 yards less than Chris Johnson

It's really simple logic, but Johnson seems to be more worried about his own personal stats. Maybe it's the thought that Johnson will never reach the 2,000-yard milestone again by sharing snaps with a quality player like Greene.

No matter what the case may be, his attitude has to change quickly. He's still the team's most dangerous weapon and can change the outlook of the game instantly. He's still going to get plenty of opportunities to get more 80-plus yard touchdown runs.

However, Johnson will continue to play on a mediocre offense, and put up average numbers, if he remains stubborn about being a one-man show on offense.

Which is more important to Johnson at this point? Another 2,000-yard rushing season, or a chance at a Super Bowl? That's the question that a lot of us should be asking right now.

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