Today, I am a 19 year old kid, who attends college in Steeler Country, and lives in a home filled with Jet fans. Growing up, I never really liked the Jets, and before I turned 9 years old I fell in love with Steve McNair. There was little doubt after watching #9 play, that my favorite team was the Titans. At 9, I did not care about too much else, other than how cool and how tough I thought McNair was. Through the Jeff Fisher years, I grew frustrated that they never replaced him, and that the game seemed to be changing, but the class and toughness that the organization had with McNair I thought remained until Vince took over in 09. In 2009, for the first time, the franchise was not about winning games, instead the goal was to get CJ the ball and let him accumulate yards. I understood why, and it was fun to watch for 5 weeks.
In 2008, CJ had a nice first quarter and a half against the Ravens, but then sat on the side with an injury. I completely understand he was hurt, but imagine #9 sitting out of a Raven-Titan playoff game with an injury.
That point is irrelevant, but since his 2009 season, all CJ has spoken out about is getting paid, and appeasing fantasy owners. His antics against Jacksonville, dancing up 30 points, (no matter what bs timeout thing espn was pulling) and continuing to complain out loud about his contract continue to drive me crazy.
I hope he gets in camp, because I would like to watch a competitive team every sunday, but does any other Titan fan feel like this guy is just kind of a jerk?
The comparisons to the late great McNair, are not a delusional me wanting him back, but merely a point as to why CJ is not the man nor the true great competitor that ought to be the centerpiece of a great NFL franchise.
Would love feedback.