Titans RB Chris Johnson wasn’t pleased when the team signed running back Shonn Greene.
“I didn’t like the move, I didn’t think it was a smart move,” said Johnson of his initial impression. “[But] that’s because of being too quick to say things and not really knowing the whole objectives of things. Once the off-season started, being here, being in the playbook and seeing the type of things they’re trying to do, I don’t think it was really a bad choice. I’m not worried about him taking any carries.”
If the addition of Greene costs Johnson goal line carries, it’s something he will deal with like he’s had to his entire career and adjust his goals.
“At the end of the day you want to stay in there,” the 2009 AP Offensive Player of the Year said. “[But] I’d rather have 2,000 yards than have 20 touchdowns, so you got to take the good with the bad.”
Unfortunately, it's not an either/or proposition when it comes to Johnson's yardage/TD totals. Fantasy owners would be ecstatic if he had another 2,000-yard season, but it's probably not in the cards given how the team's running game has declined in recent years. Johnson finished as the #13 RB in standard formats with just six rushing TDs, so it's not like his rush TDs can drop that much. We're expecting Greene to steal some carries, but Johnson should make up for it in the passing game.