Chris Johnson did his best to avoid showing how personal Sunday’s game is for him.
The Jets running back clearly does not want to feed into the story line of facing the Titans, the team that dumped him in April after six seasons. But Johnson could not hide it totally. After deflecting a few questions about his personal feelings, Johnson spoke the truth.
“Of course, I want to go in there and tear it up and show them what they missed out on and make them regret that,” Johnson said. “I’m not going into the game and try to make it me versus them.”
We generally believe in the revenge narrative when it comes to players facing their own teams. Johnson has averaged 15.0 touches in his last three games and given that type of workload, he should have a nice game against a suspect Tennessee defense. He is our #24 RB this week.