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  • "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

    Tennessee Titans RB and NFL leading rusher Chris Johnson has been quoted through sources that, not only will he go over 2,000 yards rushing this year, but he will also break Eric Dickersons' All-Time Rushing (Season) record of 2,105 yards. Eric set the record in 1984 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Few have tried to conquer this momentive achievement, Barry Sanders and Jamal Lewis were able to rush over 2,000, but both fell short when it came to chasing down Dickersons NFL record.

    Chris ("Every Coaches Dream") Johnson has all but guaranteed that he will surpass the former Rams Hall of Fame Running Back this season.
    The Saint Louis Rams travel to Nashville (December 13) to face the Titans. Chris' "Dream" should be motivation enough for the Rams defense to stop the RUN as well as protect its own longtime hallowed Rams record.

    Will the Titans Chris Johnson break Eric Dickerson's All-Time (Season) rushing record?

    As it stands now Johnson has rushed for 1,396 yards with 5 games to go in the 2009 season. It'll be interesting to see if "Every Coaches Dream" holds true to his word or maybe his bark is just biggger than is bite!

    2,105 is very special and important NFL mark! Only one man can say he's rushed for that many yards in a season. He would also say he had a Damn good Rams offensive line.

    Hey Chris, KEEP DREAMING!

    TOP NFL RUSHING LEADERS

    1. Chris Johnson (TEN) 1,396 yards

    2. Steven Jackson (STL) 1,120 yards

    3. Adrian Peterson (MIN) 1,084 yards

    4. Thomas Jones (NYJ) 1,068 yards

    5. DeAngelo Williams (CAR) 1,022 yards

    6. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC) 1,001 yards
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    Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

    This isn't one of those "unbreakable" records; it will be broken at some point soon- if not by Johnson by someone else. And if the league goes to a 17 or 18 game schedule, as they're talking about doing, it will fall very quickly.

    We can do our part by playing some run defense for a change when we go to Tennessee.

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    • #3
      Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

      It would be nice if we could figure out how to stop the run and at least do our part in holding Dickerson's record in place.
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      • #4
        Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

        Originally posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
        This isn't one of those "unbreakable" records; it will be broken at some point soon- if not by Johnson by someone else. And if the league goes to a 17 or 18 game schedule, as they're talking about doing, it will fall very quickly.

        We can do our part by playing some run defense for a change when we go to Tennessee.
        If they add 2 more games then Dickerson's record should stand as the 16 game rushing record. I hate it when games are added to seasons and then someone breaks a record in 18 games that someone posted in 16 not really breaking the record.

        As for Johnson it will be tough but his schedule is favorable. He doesnt face a top 10 rushing defense the rest of the way and only 2 teams are 15th or higher.
        Aim high Willis, Aim High!

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        • #5
          Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

          Johnson needs 710 yards in Tennessee's last 5 games to surpass Dickerson's record. That's 162 YPG from here on out which is a heck of a lot, despite CJ playing out of his mind so far this year.
          Last edited by The Special One; -12-06-2009, 01:30 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

            Originally posted by rammiser View Post
            I hate it when games are added to seasons and then someone breaks a record in 18 games that someone posted in 16 not really breaking the record.
            Like Dickerson? He broke the record previously held by simpson, who set the record during a 14 game season.


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              Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

              Originally posted by LeBulger View Post
              Johnson needs 810 yards in Tennessee's last 5 games to surpass Dickerson's record. That's 162 YPG from here on out which is a heck of a lot, despite CJ playing out of his mind so far this year.
              Is it 810 yards that Johnson needs to break Dickersons mark or is it 710 yards? 710 yards with 5 to go, Johnson would only need 144 YPG to break the record.
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              • #8
                Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
                Is it 810 yards that Johnson needs to break Dickersons mark or is it 710 yards? 710 yards with 5 to go, Johnson would only need 144 YPG to break the record.
                Which is basically what he has been doing lately...

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                • #9
                  Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                  Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
                  Is it 810 yards that Johnson needs to break Dickersons mark or is it 710 yards? 710 yards with 5 to go, Johnson would only need 144 YPG to break the record.
                  Yep, 710. I wrote 810 by mistake.

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                  • #10
                    Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                    If anyone in the league can do it, it's Johnson. =/

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                      Chris Johnson with a 113 yards today against the Colts now has a total of 1,509 yards rushing for the season with 4 games to go. Johnson will need to rush for 597 more yards to pass Dickersons record, roughly he'll have to average about 150 YPG from here on out. Tough Task!
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                      • #12
                        Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                        Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
                        Tennessee Titans RB and NFL leading rusher Chris Johnson has been quoted through sources that, not only will he go over 2,000 yards rushing this year, but he will also break Eric Dickersons' All-Time Rushing (Season) record of 2,105 yards. Eric set the record in 1984 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Few have tried to conquer this momentive achievement, Barry Sanders and Jamal Lewis were able to rush over 2,000, but both fell short when it came to chasing down Dickersons NFL record.

                        Chris ("Every Coaches Dream") Johnson has all but guaranteed that he will surpass the former Rams Hall of Fame Running Back this season.
                        The Saint Louis Rams travel to Nashville (December 13) to face the Titans. Chris' "Dream" should be motivation enough for the Rams defense to stop the RUN as well as protect its own longtime hallowed Rams record.

                        Will the Titans Chris Johnson break Eric Dickerson's All-Time (Season) rushing record?

                        As it stands now Johnson has rushed for 1,396 yards with 5 games to go in the 2009 season. It'll be interesting to see if "Every Coaches Dream" holds true to his word or maybe his bark is just biggger than is bite!

                        2,105 is very special and important NFL mark! Only one man can say he's rushed for that many yards in a season. He would also say he had a Damn good Rams offensive line.

                        Hey Chris, KEEP DREAMING!

                        TOP NFL RUSHING LEADERS

                        1. Chris Johnson (TEN) 1,396 yards

                        2. Steven Jackson (STL) 1,120 yards

                        3. Adrian Peterson (MIN) 1,084 yards

                        4. Thomas Jones (NYJ) 1,068 yards

                        5. DeAngelo Williams (CAR) 1,022 yards

                        6. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC) 1,001 yards
                        Who cares. Or who should care. We suck and I want us to win!

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                        • #13
                          Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                          Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
                          Chris Johnson with a 113 yards today against the Colts now has a total of 1,509 yards rushing for the season with 4 games to go. Johnson will need to rush for 597 more yards to pass Dickersons record, roughly he'll have to average about 150 YPG from here on out. Tough Task!
                          I agree, tough task. After today, he's averaged 126 yards per game. 150 yards per game will be difficult. Johnson has been stellar, but I think Dickerson has a good chance to keep his record.

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                          • #14
                            Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                            Do people really call him Chris "Every Coaches Dream" Johnson. A nickname should be less than 6 sylables and that might be the worst nickname in the history of nicknames. The Rams should force the Titans to make Vince Young win the game.

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                            • #15
                              Re: "Dickerson's going down!" ~ Chris Johnson

                              Originally posted by jmk321 View Post
                              Do people really call him Chris "Every Coaches Dream" Johnson. A nickname should be less than 6 sylables and that might be the worst nickname in the history of nicknames. The Rams should force the Titans to make Vince Young win the game.
                              I'm not 100% positive, but I think "Every Coaches Dream" is a self-given nickname by Chris Johnson himself. I'm pretty sure anyone with an once of creativity could come up with something better.

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                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Chasing Dickerson: Chris Johnson Needs 709 Yards In Five Games
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:33 pm EST

                                Chasing Dickerson: Chris Johnson needs 709 yards in five games

                                By MJD

                                For 25 years now, Eric Dickerson has held the NFL's single-season rushing record with the 2,105 rushing yards he racked up in 1984. That record is now in some danger.

                                Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, with five games to go, has the legendary record in his sights.

                                It's doable. More doable than you think, even.

                                Johnson has averaged 126.9 yards per game on the year, and he'll need to average 141.8 over the last five if he's going to catch Dickerson. The news is better than it appears, though.

                                In the six games started by Kerry Collins, Johnson averaged 99.3 yards per game. In the five games since Vince Young has taken over, he's averaged 160 yards per game. So he doesn't even have to get better to take down Dickerson's record. He's just gotta keep on keepin' on.

                                If you're wondering about the rushing defenses he'll face, they're nothing staggering. He's got the 15th, 28th, 12th, 21st and 18th ranked rushing defenses left on his schedule, giving up an average of 118.8 yards a game. The last five defenses he faced gave up an average of 119.

                                And if it does happen, it will happen way more impressively. Dickerson got 23.7 carries per game. Right now, Johnson is getting 19.7.

                                Things set up pretty well for Johnson, so Dickerson, you might want to start thinking about clearing your schedule on January 3rd so you can attend Chris Johnson's record-breaking ceremony. Don't worry, though. Your status as the most awkward sideline reporter of all-time will always remain safe.
                                -12-02-2009, 01:00 AM
                              • bongo59
                                Chris Johnson is going to break MFaulks total yardage record.
                                by bongo59
                                It appears as if Faulk's record is in serious trouble. I think TN is going to feature Johnson Sunday. Looks like it could a long day for the Rams run D.
                                -12-10-2009, 06:35 AM
                              • rayzorram
                                what to do you have to say about Chris Johnson falling short of Dickersons record!!!
                                by rayzorram
                                We may have lost Marshall Faulks season combined yardage record to CJ but at least as a proud Rams fan we still own the record set by Eric Dickerson!! Wish I could have seen him smoking his cigar as CJ can up short!!
                                -01-08-2010, 05:23 PM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                St. Louis Rams' Run Defense Will Get Severe Test
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                St. Louis Rams' run defense will get severe test
                                BY JIM THOMAS
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                                12/12/2009

                                Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson have mutual friends and bumped into each other a couple of times last offseason.

                                "We actually were supposed to get together and work out this offseason," Jackson said.

                                But Johnson is from Florida and Jackson's hometown is Las Vegas. They couldn't make the geography work.

                                "We just couldn't match any dates up to be able to train together," Jackson said.

                                Even minus those joint workouts, things have worked out pretty well for both running backs. Sore back and all, Jackson leads the NFC and is second in the NFL with 1,232 yards rushing. Johnson leads the AFC and the NFL with 1,509 yards rushing.

                                So Sunday in Nashville, it'll be the league's No. 1 and No. 2 ground gainers going head to head when Jackson's Rams meet Johnson's Tennessee Titans.

                                "I think there's a sense of pride," Jackson said. "But Chris is having an unbelievable year. He's having a year I can only dream to have one day."

                                Johnson is on pace to become the sixth running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He has averaged 126 yards a game so far; if he averages 149 yards over the final four games, he'll equal the NFL's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, set by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.

                                It will be up to the 28th-ranked Rams run defense to make sure Johnson doesn't run wild on them at LP Field. For most Rams defenders maybe all of them Johnson will be the fastest back they've ever faced.

                                "No question," defensive tackle Clifton Ryan said. "It's in the books, for life, that he ran a 4.23, whatever it was."

                                (Johnson ran the 40 in a sizzling 4.24 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.)

                                "The guy's fast straight ahead," Ryan continued. "He's fast laterally. He's got great vision. A patient runner. He doesn't fumble the ball much. He's up there in that upper-echelon class with Steven Jackson, Adrian Peterson and himself those are the top three backs in the league. Each of them has their own great dimensions that they bring to the game."

                                Obviously, speed is the X factor with Johnson. Any time Johnson breaks the line of scrimmage, he's a threat to go the distance. Before this season, no one in NFL history had more than three 85-yard touchdown runs in a career. Johnson already has three this season, with scoring runs of 91, 89 and 85 yards.

                                "He's here for a minute, and he's gone the next," Tennessee quarterback Vince Young told St. Louis reporters. "That's just a God-given talent. Some guys either have it, or some guys don't. Obviously, you see that he has it."

                                The Rams...
                                -12-12-2009, 12:42 PM
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                                Running back and return specialist Chris Johnson had hoped to enter the NFL draft after his junior season at East Carolina.
                                It was LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - There are two reasons Darren McFadden didn't have the fastest 40-yard dash among running backs at last month's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis:

                                East Carolina's Chris Johnson and one of his friends.


                                Johnson was content with the 4.29-second time posted on his first attempt and didn't plan to run again. But he then received a text message from University of South Florida cornerback Mike Jenkins, who was watching the workouts on TV.

                                Jenkins relayed that McFadden the star Arkansas rusher had blazed an unofficial time of 4.27 seconds.

                                "When I found that out," Johnson said, "I started warming up to run another 40."

                                And did he.

                                Johnson ran faster than all but one of the roughly 3,000 combine participants since electronic timing was adopted in 1999. He was clocked at 4.24 seconds, which easily bested McFadden's official time of 4.33.

                                "I thought I was fast, but I didn't know I was that fast," Johnson said after a recent post-combine workout at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. "I would have been happy with anything in the 4.2s. It surprised me."

                                Yet, Johnson's time didn't receive as much media buzz as the player he bested and understandably so.

                                McFadden enjoyed a more storied college career and entered the combine as the draft's top running back prospect. Johnson averaged an NCAA-best 227.7 all-purpose yards in 2007 but didn't face the same level of competition in Conference USA.

                                Johnson said he isn't envious of all the attention McFadden has received. Instead, it has served as motivation.

                                "I just knew I had to be the fastest one there to get any publicity," said Johnson, who is 3 inches shorter and 15 pounds lighter than the 6-foot-2, 210-pound McFadden. "It's a political thing. McFadden already is rated so high that for him to run a 4.33 was good on his part and helped his stock rise.

                                "I'm in another situation. I'm a late first-round/early second-round guy. My time, I hope, rose me up."

                                It definitely didn't hurt.

                                "That's my first time ever running an electronic 40," Johnson said. "I've run a stop-watch 40 where I've had a 4.22 and 4.18. The electronic time is really accurate, so I was pretty happy with that."






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