Titans Introduce Chris Johnson To Nashville

RB CHRIS JOHNSON

(On what last 24 hours have been like)

It’s kind of been crazy as far as being nervous and waiting to get called and being anxious to see where you are going. It’s exciting.

(On being able to play right away)

It’s really exciting just looking at last year and all the things that (Minnesota Vikings running back) Adrian Peterson did; going to the Pro Bowl, Rookie of the Year, those type things. It made all rookies these days feel good about coming in here trying to play and just trying to get on the field, just trying to win a Super Bowl.

(on doing whatever the coaches want him to do in order to get the ball)

I like new things and I just want to help this team win. Whatever way they come up with to get me the ball to try to help me to get touchdowns, I’m all for it.

(on his speed and the speed in the NFL)

I’ve never gotten ran down. I was the fastest guy at the combine, but I know coming to this level that every year it’s the fastest guy at the combine. So it’s a lot of speed at the next level. I know you going from college running 4.9s and 5.0 flats to the NFL where they are running 4.5s and 4.6s. Everybody has speed at this level. You can’t just get the ball and try to take it outside, you have to stick with the play.

(on how old he was when he realized he was fast)

I was young when I realized that I was one of the fastest dudes in the nation; it was about my 10th grade year.

(on transferring sprinter speed over to football speed)

If you are a track guy coming to football it’s harder. I was always a football guy first. I never ran track until I was a 9th grader. It’s really not a hard transition.


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  • by chris Location: greenville on Apr 28, 2008 at 05:03 PM
    Way to go CJ! I enjoyed watching you during your few years here at ECU and I never had any doubts that you would make it pro! Continue to work hard, and dont forget where you came from, or what you stand for! Its nice to have positive role models for a change!
  • by team mom Location: plymouth on Apr 28, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    Thanks for staying positive and setting a great example for the youth here in Plymouth helping them to see that all things are possible. Good luck !! Play hard and continue to stay focused on what matters.
  • by Sharonda Buck, Pirate Maniac Location: Grimesland on Apr 27, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    Congratulations Chris, on being drafted in the 1st round. All of us at ECU are proud of you and we look forward to seeing you do what you did best at ECU; run over the competition.
  • by Dennis Location: Chocowinity on Apr 27, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    I am very happy for CJ. Anyone that has ever met him, knows that he is a truly nice guy. His speed has never been a question, but there are those that have questioned his heart in years past. The last 12 months he has answered any question about that. God bless you Chris, and good luck in the NFL.
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