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Johnson or Reinfeldt?

Posted Friday, August 26, 2011, at 2:32 PM

The Tennessee Titans need running back Chris Johnson on the team and practicing.

General Manager Mike Reinfeldt should and could have settled Johnson's salary issues before the running back's holdout lasted this close to the opening of regular season play.

During the long negotiations some players have signed for enormous salaries and naturally Johnson wants as much or more now.

Johnson has never been a player who can be counted on for being present during off-season workouts and early practice sessions. True, he's under contract for the next two years and apparently wants to remain a Titan in years to come with a long term deal.

Reinfeldt, in my opinion, hasn't been one to meet players even halfway in salary negotiations. He's lost some valuable players that way in the past.

Which is hurting the Titans more, Johnson being absent or Reinfeldt being present?


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I understand Johnson's need to get what he can, while he can. His career could be cut short on each and every play, BUT he has a current contract and I think he should be a team player and be at practice.

If his fellow players don't fully understand and agree with what he is doing, someone is going to miss a block, or ....and without that support, CJ is not running through the other team by himself.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Aug 28, 2011, at 7:19 PM

He signed a contract . . . he knew what he was getting into. Johnson needs to shut up and play and be grateful he is making the money he is making while us ordinary folks go to work each and every day and only dream of that kind of wealth.

No sympathy here . . . if he doesnt like it then he can go home and get a job at McDonalds.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Sat, Aug 27, 2011, at 12:12 PM


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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette.
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