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Tennessee Titans Morning Links: You're Going To Root For Chris Johnson, And You're Going To Like It Edition

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Tennessee_titans_30x21 SoCalTitan teased it in the fanposts yesterday, but here's the link (Insider subscription required) to the article featuring Chris Johnson in ESPN The Magazine.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Now, that's cool, but the best part about that link is the sidebar link (Insider subscription required), where the FO guys go in-depth on the numbers to show how ridiculous Chris Johnson has been this year:

When a back runs for three, five or even eight yards, he usually owes the lion's share of credit to his offensive line. But once a back reaches the second level -- 10 yards and beyond -- any additional ground gained is primarily a function of his speed, vision and agility. So it's another testament to Johnson's greatness that 39% of the Titans' rushing yards this season have been compiled past the second level. That's nearly double the 20% NFL average, and it's on pace to break the Lions' 38% record, set by Barry Sanders & Co. in 1997.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 CJ wants to be in the MVP discussion so badly he's vowing to launch his own 'campaign'.  My bet is Paul K is right on this one: a QB will get the MVP while CJ might have a better shot at the Offensive Player of the Year Award.

Follow us through the jump to see who the Tennessean spent time interviewing...

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Ugh. Just, ugh.  Tough for me to get upset though, because it's not like a serious writer like Terry McCormick did it.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Nate Washington told Kenny Britt from the beginning to be ready to contribute this year when his number was called, and now we're seeing the dividends.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Mike Florio actually takes a sober, and at least some-what well reasoned look at the similarities in career path between Vince Young and Kordell Stewart.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Will Leon of takes a look at a few of the charter members of the Vince Young Haters' Club, and sees what song they're singing now.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 The successful resurrection of Vince Young as an NFL QB could have good benefits for Steelers back-up Dennis Dixon, says Aaron Fentress.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 A soft-hearted piece on VY's emotional benchmarks... as seen from Boston.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Looks like the Colts could get starting CB Kelvin Hayden for the game on Sunday, who would most likely give them a boost over well-performing rookies Jerraud Powers and Jacoby Lacey.


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