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Johnson rushed for 1,243 yards in 2012
When you look at the numbers, Chris Johnson didn't have all that bad of a season in 2012. He rushed for over 1,200 yards and averaged 4.5 yards per attempt.
However, Johnson still hasn't run with the same confidence or determination since his highly-publicized holdout heading into the 2011 season.
The Titans need the Johnson back who was breaking tackles and running past defenders like it was a video game.
He still has the best raw speed at the position, but he needs the confidence back. A better offensive line, a backup running back breathing down his neck on the depth chart and a new coaching system should be the perfect ingredients to getting Johnson back to his old form.
Will he ever top 2,000 yard ever again? Probably not.
With that said, a more consistent Johnson will help everything else fall into place for the Titans.
The Titans still want to be a run-first type of team despite having some quality receivers. A strong running game will make this passing offense look much better than it really is, and that starts with Johnson becoming a more reliable runner.
The 90-yard touchdown runs are always nice, but consistent gains on first down are something the Titans really need from Johnson.
A Pro Bowl season from Johnson will almost guarantee the Titans a spot in the playoffs, and keep Munchak in Tennessee for at least a few more years.