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2012 Stats: 16 games, 1,243 rush. yards, 4.5 yards per attempt, 6 rush. TDs, 36 rec., 232 rec. yards
2013 Projection: 16 games, 1,500 rush yards, 4.8 yards per attempt, 7 rush TDs, 45 rec., 330 rec. yards
Analysis: Chris Johnson has seemed to have adopted a new attitude this offseason, and maybe that has to do with Shonn Greene breathing down his neck on the depth chart.
Whether that has any truth to it or not, it should mean that Johnson will come into the regular season ready to prove the doubters wrong.
That's good news for the Titans and their chances to making the playoffs.
Johnson's touches might go down, but the quality of his looks will go up from last season. He has a much better offensive line to run behind, and the passing game will be respected much more by opposing defenses.
With that said, Johnson will most likely never come close to shattering the 2,000-yard mark again. It's a good personal goal to have, but helping the Titans move the chains and convert touchdowns inside the red zone should be more important.
Johnson will easily move past 1,000 yards for the sixth time in his six-year career, and he should be among the league leaders in rushing yards once again. He's just too talented to not move up that list with this offensive line.
Look for Johnson to have his fingerprints on the offense as a receiver as well. Johnson is a strong receiver and could change the scoreboard instantly if you get him into open space.
As long as Johnson focuses more on football than he does his upcoming race against a cheetah, he'll have a respectable season statistically.