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    Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com...s_Johnson.html

    [size=12pt]Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson[/size]
    Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 10, 2009

    Adrian Peterson is widely considered the best running back in the league.


    The Cold, Hard Football Facts say he’s not.

    They say that it’s time for AP to step aside and make room atop the RB totem pole for Tennessee superman Chris Johnson.

    The big news is not that Johnson leads the NFL in rushing yards (959), or that he’s more than 100 yards ahead of the No. 2 guy in the list (Cedric Benson, 837); or that he’s 175 yards ahead of Peterson (784).

    The big news is that Tennessee’s second-year man averages a mind-boggling 6.66 yards every time he carries the ball this year. He’s cranked out his 959 yards on just 144 attempts. Peterson, for his part, averages a solid 4.81 YPA (163 for 784).
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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com...s_Johnson.html

    [size=12pt]Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson[/size]
    Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 10, 2009

    Adrian Peterson is widely considered the best running back in the league.


    The Cold, Hard Football Facts say he’s not.

    They say that it’s time for AP to step aside and make room atop the RB totem pole for Tennessee superman Chris Johnson.

    The big news is not that Johnson leads the NFL in rushing yards (959), or that he’s more than 100 yards ahead of the No. 2 guy in the list (Cedric Benson, 837); or that he’s 175 yards ahead of Peterson (784).

    The big news is that Tennessee’s second-year man averages a mind-boggling 6.66 yards every time he carries the ball this year. He’s cranked out his 959 yards on just 144 attempts. Peterson, for his part, averages a solid 4.81 YPA (163 for 784).
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    Chris Johnson is a beast that is for sure.
    Whatever happened to the tandem with Lendale White?
    I think they are more of a threat now that VY is QBing.
    I think Collins held them back because a lot of teams stacked the box and didn't worry about the QB running.
    Now VY becomes another weapon in the backfield.

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    Oh yes, by all means pin your hopes on Mr. Wonderlic (Score: 6).
    Vince doesn't understand the offense, so he takes off running...it will catch up.

    Good first half for Johnson...talk about him when Tennessee is sitting at home during the playoffs.

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    "swardsooner" wrote:
    Oh yes, by all means pin your hopes on Mr. Wonderlic (Score: 6).
    Vince doesn't understand the offense, so he takes off running...it will catch up.

    Good first half for Johnson...talk about him when Tennessee is sitting at home during the playoffs.
    exactly !!

    I'll take solid numbers and the chance of going to the big dance as opposed to high figures and sod all to show for it when the regular season finishes
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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "swardsooner" wrote:
    Oh yes, by all means pin your hopes on Mr. Wonderlic (Score: 6).
    Vince doesn't understand the offense, so he takes off running...it will catch up.

    Good first half for Johnson...talk about him when Tennessee is sitting at home during the playoffs.
    exactly !!

    I'll take solid numbers and the chance of going to the big dance as opposed to high figures and sod all to show for it when the regular season finishes
    Not really the point of the article, now is it?

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com...s_Johnson.html

    [size=12pt]Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson[/size]
    Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 10, 2009

    Adrian Peterson is widely considered the best running back in the league.


    The Cold, Hard Football Facts say he’s not.

    They say that it’s time for AP to step aside and make room atop the RB totem pole for Tennessee superman Chris Johnson.

    The big news is not that Johnson leads the NFL in rushing yards (959), or that he’s more than 100 yards ahead of the No. 2 guy in the list (Cedric Benson, 837); or that he’s 175 yards ahead of Peterson (784).

    The big news is that Tennessee’s second-year man averages a mind-boggling 6.66 yards every time he carries the ball this year. He’s cranked out his 959 yards on just 144 attempts. Peterson, for his part, averages a solid 4.81 YPA (163 for 784).
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    Theres no doubt Johnson is a speedy stud, I'll stick with AP, he's fast, and bigger and stronger, The issue with who's 1st 2nd or 3rd in the RB rankings isn't that important IMO, Peterson is a key component on our team, And frankly I wouldn't trade him for any other back in the league.
    Even if the Vikings lose, I can still find happiness in Bears, and Packer losses.

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    All he can do is break the big one.

    Not that that is not impressive, he scored his first touchdown of under [size=20pt]50[/size] yards this week.


    When he can sustain a drive to run out the clock I'll be impressed, until then he's just really fast with a good offensive line.

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

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    All he can do is break the big one.

    Not that that is not impressive, he scored his first touchdown of under [size=20pt]50[/size] yards this week.


    When he can sustain a drive to run out the clock I'll be impressed, until then he's just really fast with a good offensive line.
    I believe that was under 15, not 50, thats at least what I heard.

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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    I wonder if Chris Johnson has seen the same defenses Peterson has.
    My guess would be that he hasn't - if he's as unheralded as everyone claims he is, then certainly opposing defensive coordinators aren't as afraid of him and don't plan for him quite as much.
    Indeed, he wasn't even the only back last year.
    One should also consider that last year, Kerry Collins was actually good.
    Not fantastic, but still better than the Frerotte-Jackson tandem.
    There are also other things to consider.
    Is their offensive line better at run blocking than ours is?
    Are their wide receivers better at blocking downfield?
    Who's to say that THAT'S not the case, rather than Johnson being better?

    This is the reason why statistical analysis has not and never will take off in football the way it has in baseball.
    There are just too many factors at work.
    Statistics are useful, but all too often, the statistically inferior team ends up winning.

    Chris Johnson may or may not be a better back than Peterson.
    6.66 yards per carry is INSANE.
    Certainly he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath at the very least.
    The thing is, it's difficult to tell in football just based on numbers.

    Besides, when you get down to it, there isn't much of a difference between the first and second-best backs in football.


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    Re: Move over, AP, make room for Chris Johnson

    ill take AP over him anyday.. AP has better vision, stroger, more elusive than CJ. AP gets 8-9 in the box and still runs for 1700. That is something special. plus all i gotta say is three numbers. [size=18pt]296[/size]

    talk to me when u even can get close to that number


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