CJ's remarkable run has garnered him a lot of high praise, but it gets none higher than being compared to perhaps the greatest athlete, never mind the greatest RB, of all time:
[Johnson's] five consecutive 100-yard games and running for more than 1,200 yards and averaging more than six yards a carry put him with one other running back in history: Jim Brown.
CJ's carrying a lot of the load so far this year, he's 4th in the NFL in rushing attempts, so CJ needs your prayers it's true, and save a few for Lefty too... it's Pancho and Lefty by Townes Van Zandt! For the completely uninitiated feel free to check out the Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard version, but do yourself a favor and delve a little deeper into Townes Van Zandt's catalogue if you want to see American genius on parade. (Ed note: I ran the Friday Jam today due to the holiday throwing off the rest of the week's schedule.)
This explanation of Vince Young's high-five makes the whole thing even funnier than it was in real-time:
Turns out it was just an awkward moment. Here's what happened:
As Young took a knee on the final play, Boger jogged in with his right arm raised to signify the play was over... as Young turned to face Boger, he saw the referee's right hand above his head and went for a high-five.
Follow us through the jump for praise for our boys from all corners of the internets...
Here's another writer wondering if CJ is the best running back in the NFL, but now the end of these articles are starting to change:
Yes, Peterson is a running back that each and every team in the entire league would take over its current starter—except in Nashville.
And I have to agree, because Chris Johnson is not only the best running back in the NFL, he is also the best true football player at the position.
Jeff Fisher is either crazy, or he's lying through his teeth. Either way it's liable to cost us a shot at a miracle finish if it keeps up.
Vince had one of the best rushing nights of his career on Monday, and it was a crucial component in keeping many drives alive. Paul K comes through with a breakdown of when Vince was the most successful running the ball (on broken plays, rather than called runs), and even delivers when CJ did his best work (with the Big Marine clearing the way).
Titans no. 10 jerseys are flying off the shelf, after retailers couldn't give them away last year. On a personal note my step-brother is married to a wonderful woman from a Central American country, and he had bought her a Vince Young jersey in an attempt to get her to be a football/Titans fan.... the week before VY's meltdown last year. Here's to hoping he remembered what closet he put it in!
Vince Young love is coming from everywhere...
Hat tip to numbertenox for pointing us towards the extensive breakdown from TMQ of Vince and the change in the Titans.
Peter King throws some cold water on our hopes for a playoff spot after my boisterous breakdown of the slumping teams in front of us:
Though the Titans play four of their next five at home, it's still a tough road with three division leaders on the remaining sked: Arizona, at Indianapolis, St. Louis, Miami, San Diego (on a Friday, Christmas night), at Seattle. Tough road. The Cards are 5-0 on the road, Indy's 10-0, San Diego's on a five-game winning streak.
If if's and buts were candy and nuts, Houston would be having a great Thanksgiving.
Every time you read a great Titans-related story on the web and don't share it with the MCM community through the fanposts, fanshots or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org Larry Fitzgerald learns to jump a little higher. Is that what you want?!!!!?!?!