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finesward
09-23-2010, 12:01 PM
The guy gets completely dominated by the steelers, has his world rocked by several big hits, sits on the bench shaking his head, and gives up during the second half after having the taste smacked out of his mouth. And what does ESPN do? Write a long knob-slobbering article about how great he is...and that if it wasn't for a holding call he would of kept his stupid selfish record going.

Game 2, shut down

It is the Wednesday before the Steelers game, and a crowd has converged around the shoes strewn about Johnson's locker. One red pair of sneakers has CJ2K KNOWS painted on the heels. Johnson is off lifting weights, which is something he does after just about every practice.

He started the season strong, with 142 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders, and his followers started thinking that maybe CJ might do this, might give Eric Dickerson's record a run. It's way too early to know.

In a later interview, he's asked if he can keep his string of 12 straight 100-yard games alive against the Steelers. Johnson makes no prediction. He knows how tough the Steelers' defense is.

Sunday rolls around, and CJ is shut down. He collects just 34 yards on 16 carries, and has an 85-yard run called back on a holding penalty.

"I promise we will never have another offensive outing like we did Sunday," he later types on his Twitter account. "We gonna get it straight."

After the game, a few Steelers suggest that Johnson got tired of being hit. He bristles at that notion. They don't know who he is.

But why chase it? Why even utter it? Friends close to Johnson say he does it to challenge himself, to drive his undersized body and his common name to places nobody expected.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?page=hotread02/chrisjohnson

Bristles at that notion??? They don't know who he is?? Gimme a break! Of course they know who he is! He led the league in rushing! They also know how to defend against him as well, and that's beat up that undersized body of his till his speed, ego, and manhood are depleted.

What a baby.

kiuaswarrior
09-23-2010, 12:06 PM
I didn't realize it was an 85 yard run, I would have guessed 70. But whatever.

finesward
09-23-2010, 12:12 PM
85 or 5 yards, it wasn't a run because there was a holding penalty. I hate when articles reference plays that were called back to make a team or player look slighted. They don't mention any of the non calls though. I remember watching the jacksonville game in the playoffs 08 and screaming at the tv to call the obvious holds going on every other snap. after the game it was the steelers defense that couldn't contain gerrard and not the obvious holds that allowed him to get loose.

fer522
09-23-2010, 12:54 PM
espn is a f*****g joke
we dominated his ass and they stiil won't give our D any credit f**k them:tt03:

MikeHaullace
09-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Under the radar, people. Under the radar.

Spinlcrack
09-23-2010, 01:40 PM
I don't know...I didn't read anything bad that he said. In fact, he didn't make a prediction because he knows how "tough" the D is. The writer said CJ was "shut down". His only quote was that they need to do better. Of course they do. They got pummeled.

Anyway, all his lip is due to a little thing called The Napoleon Complex. He had his Waterloo.

finesward
09-23-2010, 02:16 PM
He said CJ "bristled" which is basically saying he was offended that the steelers thought he was tired of being hit, and that they "don't know who he is". Thats showing no respect to the steelers D that had his number all day long. The only reason the steelers said that was because after a few of those hits he started dancing behind the line, falling meekly to the ground instead of lowering the shoulder and fighting for yards, basically HE GAVE UP! But he's got the writer and all his close buds saying nah you don't know who he is, yadda yadda...Steelers D showed everyone what CJ2K is all about. One trick pony who will show the ball to a defender as he scores (polamalu) and completely disrespect a defense, but when that same defense punishes him repeatedly he scoffs at the mention it was because he got his ass kicked

Riddle_Of_Steel
09-23-2010, 03:18 PM
85 or 5 yards, it wasn't a run because there was a holding penalty. I hate when articles reference plays that were called back to make a team or player look slighted.

Exactly-- and that holding penalty wasn't even debateable-- their right guard had about three handfuls of Aaron Smith's jersey wrapped up in his hands, and that was what directly led to the 85-yard run. Without the hold, Smith had it stopped a yard shy of the line of scrimmage on that play.

cloppbeast
09-23-2010, 03:29 PM
I read that whole article (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?page=hotread02/chrisjohnson), and it is complete BS. The author, Elizabeth Merrill, makes it seem like CJ is a humble player, which to me is absolutely crazy.

fer522
09-23-2010, 03:49 PM
Under the radar, people. Under the radar.

ditto

stb_steeler
09-23-2010, 04:19 PM
I dont get why the media and Johnson thinks he's gonna break a 100 yard game every week. The only reason he's getting yards is because thats all they have.

OX1947
09-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Here's a genius thought, if they dont hold, there is no 85 yard run dumb (bleep). Write that in the article, thats called logic.

Fire Arians
09-23-2010, 09:52 PM
Here's a genius thought, if they dont hold, there is no 85 yard run dumb (bleep). Write that in the article, thats called logic.

And the titans fans seem to forget that a holding call also negated a batch to wallace TD. The difference is we overcame it because we were the better team

ricardisimo
09-23-2010, 10:04 PM
It also doesn't mention that he got handled by the lowly Raiders as well... except for the one long run in that game as well. He should get mad props for that run, surely. But the flip side is that he should also take his lumps for the 2.5 yards/carry the rest of the game.

SacknificentStew56
09-23-2010, 10:24 PM
If his "if" was a spliff, we'd be all *bleep*ed up. Seal the history books, boys. It's a WRAP!!

Tone's Toes
09-24-2010, 12:21 AM
We still saw how dangerous he is last Sunday. He got nothing over and over again and then hit us with that 85 yarder out of nowhere. The Steelers got very very lucky on that play. Hoke was blatantly held, but he wasn't going to make that play even if he wasn't held. We dodged a bullet on that one.