Titans running back Chris Johnson is off to another putrid start, with fewer than 300 total yards to his name so far in 2012. No matter who the blame falls on for the ineptitude of Tennessee’s offense, there’s no doubt the Titans are among the league’s worst teams. Johnson admitted as much Monday, telling Titans Insider that Tennessee is nowhere near close to being a good team:
Chris Johnson was honest in his assessment of the Tennessee Titans on Monday. After their fourth loss by 20 or more points – 30-7 mashing by the Minnesota Vikings – CJ was asked about the Titans possibly being close for a while in games despite the lopsided scores. “I don’t believe we’re close right now. You look at the games and how we’re playing, we don’t look like a good team. I wouldn’t sit here and say we’re close,” Johnson said. Johnson, of course, is one key component in Tennessee’s struggles as he ran for just 24 yards on 15 carries. Except for a 141-yard effort against Houston last week, Johnson’s run totals have been poor in every game this season. Johnson, in stating the obvious, says the Titans need someone to give the team a much-needed spark. “We need somebody in this locker room to make plays and give us a spark,” Johnson said. “I feel like I’ve made some plays, but the situation of a spark has got to come from somewhere and getting a spark that can be big for this team.” The Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, and perhaps that can give them the opportunity to put things behind them quickly on a short week.