Running backs coach Jim Skipper is among those who noticed a big difference in Chris Johnson during this year’s training camp. It followed the first offseason he participated in the team’s conditioning program instead of working out on his own at home in Florida.
“Looking at him with the naked eye, it’s night and day compared to last year. Cuts, conditioning, his confidence — it’s all there,” Skipper said. “Having a training camp, it helps because it builds your endurance, gets you in football shape. And from that standpoint, it’s night and day. …
“Chris is working hard. His attitude has been excellent. He is busting his tail. And hard work equals good results.”
Despite the bad year, Chris Johnson finished RB9 in PPR last season. He was RB16 in standard formats. one thing that was very noticeable last year was that the offensive line wasn't creating the type of holes that we're accustomed to. Johnson has only run for 81 yards on 28 carries for a 2.9 YPC during the preseason, so he's not out of the woods just yet.