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Dolphins Set To Face CJ2K


After signing with the New York Jets today, the Miami Dolphins will now face former rushing champion Chris Johnson at least two times next season.  The former Tennessee Titan speedster inked a 2 year, 8 million dollar contract with the Gangreen, with an extra 1 million dollars available in incentives.

Although Johnson is coming off his worth season statistically in his six years in the league, the running back is still a three time pro-bowler, and has shown flashes of brilliance in his career.  In 2009, Johnson rushed for 2,006 yards on 358 attempts and had 14 TD’s.  That year he also totaled 503 yards on 50 receptions and 2 TD’s.  In other words, if Chris Johnson plays up to his ability, he is a defensive nightmare.

While he is by no means the player he used to be, Chris Johnson still has some tread on the tires, and will be eager to prove that he is still one of the premiere backs in the league.  If anyone can get a player to perform, it is Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan, who rallied his mathematically eliminated squad in Week 17 last season in Miami, a game that put the final nail in Miami’s playoff chances.

Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle will have to plan for Chris Johnson before at least two games next year.  I look forward to seeing the Dolphins play against such an explosive player.


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  • Patrick Keegan

    Im not to worried about him runinng up the gut. Its the left to right that has me worried. But Dion Jordan can put a end to that.
    No sweat off my brow. Bring it on! Dion is one quick DE or OLB depending on where he lines up.

    • Eric Roddy

      We just have to hope we actually use DJ this year! Thanks for the read and comment

  • Johnny

    Either way you look at it.. And I know you guys are fans … So am I… The stinking Jets improved!!! Plain and simple.. A healthy (if he starts) Vick and CJ in the backfield is alittle scary.. Like I said before.. We are trying to close the gap with NE.. Well, the Jets just closed the gap with the Phins… Don’t care for CJ.. But he does have the speed to break a 80 yarder… Last year they didn’t… On a side note.. Didn’t we pay more for Moreno??? Wow.. Like I said in a different blog… RBs are getting less and less money… AND being drafted later… There will be a Top 5 RB in the 3rd or possibly the 4th round..

  • Johnny

    One name::: ILB CJ MOSLEY…
    (If T Zach Martin is off the board)

  • Miami Jules (Julian)

    Eric, should we start planning to defend against the wildcat when playing NY? Sparano is gone as an OC, but Ryan can be a bit off beat and may try to catch an unsuspecting team by surprise. I am more worried about their secondary although I recognize the threat Vick can pose if not planned for accordingly.

    • Eric Roddy

      I don’t think we will see a steady or consistent WC package, but we can expect to see some trickery with Vick back there. I am more worried about our own offense, not so much our defense.

      • Miami Jules (Julian)

        Eric, last year during training camp, I went to 3 of the open to the public work outs, and I came away with 3 areas (players) of concern: 1-Martin (LT), 2-Tannehill, 3-Clabo. This year I have 4 so far, but it’s all premature because we haven’t drafted anyone yet and training camp is months away(feels like years) and those premature areas of concern are: 1-OL, 2-defending against the run, 3- right side of the secondary, 4-Coyle… again, it’s all still premature, but if I can make it to training camp this year, I’ll have a better idea and let you all know then.