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Is this a premature judgment against CJ2K? No.
Javon Ringer had a bad game, ending up with negative yardage, but a large part of that came when Tennessee was running the clock down at the end of the game and the defense knew to attack Ringer.
Chris Johnson saw 13 touches, which he ran for 21 yards total. That's an average of 1.6 yards per rush. When you hold out until the team pays you $50 million, that just doesn't cut it.
Ringer had a good game considering his limited touches last week against the Ravens and Jamie Harper, the rookie from Clemson, who was very good in the preseason. At this point, both of them look better than Chris Johnson, who has done nothing of note in any of the three games.
As of the end of his third game, Chris Johnson has rushed for 77 yards in 33 attempts. His longest run was 11 yards. Ringer's longest was 12 yards, and he's only had five attempts.
For the Titans' sake, I hope they wrote some kind of protective provisions into CJ2K's new contract, or they'll be paying Johnson nearly a million dollars a yard.