Tennessee Titans: Duo of "Smash and Dash" is SO "Last Year"

Eric QuackenbushSenior Analyst IJune 25, 2009

DETROIT , MI - NOVEMBER 27:  LenDale White #25 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates a second quarter touchdown with Chris Johnson #28 while playing the Detroit Lions on November 27, 2008 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It's about time that the moniker of "Smash and Dash" was dropped. After last season's controversy between the Titans' Twins and the Panthers' Pals as to which team's running backs held the rights to the name, Chris Johnson decided to divorce himself from LenDale White.

Surprisingly, his motive to rid himself of the nickname was not fueled by the controversy last season, but because he wanted his own nickname, and didn't want to play second fiddle to LenDale White's "Smash."

Johnson's new nickname, "Every Coach's Dream," is the not-so-humble handle he came up with.

"I have to be my own guy; so no more Smash-and-Dash, that was last year," Johnson said. "Every Coach's Dream, that's me. Because they say every team has it's own identity. I feel for me, I can't be noticed as a group any more. I am my own guy."

The poor part of Johnson's decision,was that he made the initial announcement on Twitter, without the input or courtesy of informing teammate LenDale White of his desire. He also Tweets that "Lendale White is upset mad he don't know to accept that we are split up."

How terrible it must be, to see LenDale upset mad.

Is it just me, or is a player's production on the field more important than a ridiculous nickname? Perhaps Johnson has been in touch with Chad Ochocinco—someone less of a coach's dream.

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