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Posted at 4:03 PM ET, 11/20/2010

Jim Haslett on Titans' Chris Johnson: 'The guy is hard to contain'

By Jason Reid

Running back Chris Johnson is having another eye-opening season for the Tennessee Titans, and the Redskins are aware of the challenges he presents.

"Great running back, man. He's one of the best," inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh said. "That running back ... you've definitely got to be ready for him."

Said inside linebacker and defensive co-captain London Fletcher: "The top guy in the league going from zero to sixty."

After leading the league in rushing last season with 2,006 yards, Johnson is tied for fourth with 838 yards (with a 4.3-yard average) and nine touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry and scored 14 touchdowns during the 2009 season.

"Every week we have somebody. At least it is a running back," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. "I think [Chris Johnson] is special. The guy is really a heck of a player.

"He finds a hole, he is a lightning. I've never seen too many guys as fast. Obviously, that is our goal, to bottle him up. The guy is hard to contain. He has great vision and great speed. He's a heck of a football player."

By Jason Reid  | November 20, 2010; 4:03 PM ET
 
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p1funk

Is Shanny wary of this guy named Chris Johnson?...Heard he's pretty good...


I'd say Johnson gets 20-25 carries and a couple of big runs against us as the titans would want to protect V Young.

Is 150 yards+ in Johnson's future tommorrow?

I'd say, "Yes."

And then, next week, Adrian Peterson-B Favre comes to visit followed by L Blount-J Freeman.

Oh well.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Jim Haslett on Titans' Chris Johnson: 'The guy is hard to contain'


If we had had a number of solid defensive performances from your squad this year, your comments would strike a card.

But it hasn't, so they don't.

Our defense has made everyone from Sam Bradford to Miles Austin look All Pro-ish.

So you complaining about containing Johnson is like a fool hating on his own silliness.

Johnson will get his yards tommorrow, believe me.

Just make sure our guys keep him out of the end zone.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | November 20, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

This game has all the markings of a shootout right now.

Lots of speed, lots of holes on defense.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 20, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

HONOLULU (AP)—Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and two women were seriously injured in a two-car crash on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Brennan’s agent, Ryan Tollner, issued a statement saying Brennan was transported to Honolulu for further medical treatment after being taken to Kona Community Hospital on Friday. Tollner said Brennan’s condition was serious.

His father, Terry Brennan, told KHON-TV by telephone from California that he suffered three or four broken ribs, a broken left collar bone, and head injuries.

The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu issued a statement saying Brennan had been admitted and was in serious condition.

Big Island police say Brennan was a passenger in an SUV driven by Shakti Stream. They say she crossed the centerline on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near Makalawena in North Kona and collided head-on with sedan driven by a Waikoloa woman.

Stream was also taken to Kona Community Hospital, while the other woman was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital.

While at Hawaii, Brennan became the NCAA career leader in touchdown passes, throwing

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | November 20, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to hear about Colt, wish him and his family well. Here's hoping for a speedy and complete recovery.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 20, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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