I admit, I was one of the biggest CJ2K advocates coming into this season. I debated for over a month whether or not I'd take Brady or Chris Johnson at pick #5 (if the big 3 RBs and Rodgers were taken). I went with CJ and felt good about it. I've always loved taking players who have had great success in the past and are coming off of bad years. Everyone knows, the big contract, the hold out, there's no way Chris Johnson could repeat 2011 in 2012 right?
Well, we're two weeks in, and as a CJ supporter, I'm starting to look at unloading him asap before he loses all of his value. In the first two weeks, he has less than 25 yards rushing. I'm pretty sure if you let me suit up, I can carve out 13 yards a game.
So you're probably thinking, come on man, it's been two weeks. I hear ya, and as a huge supporter of CJ, I kind of want to wait it out too. But here are the things I don't like:
1. Play Calling
The play calling has been awful these first two weeks. If you look back at Cj's 2K year, he was being used in all aspects of the offense. Screen passes, dump offs, putting him in motion out wide - GETTING HIM INTO OPEN SPACE. So far this year, they're giving up on CJ and not getting him involved enough in the open field.
2. Coming From Behind
Now I understand that when you're coming from behind, the RB isn't going to get as much action. Jake Locker looked good in the pre season, but so far in the regular season, he looks as scared and frantic as I do when I get forced to go to haunted houses around Halloween. The Titans should realize that they do not have a lot to work with on offense. They have young talent with Locker, Wright, Britt, Washington and Damian Williams, but they need to get CJ more involved in the passing game if they have any shot at winning games.
3. Jake Locker
Like I said above, he looked great in the pre season. He'll definitely improve as the year goes on, but he isn't providing any type of threat to defenses - which means stacked boxes.
Overall, I'd like to stay patient and hope CJ picks it up. But less than 25 yards in two contests is just too alarming. I'm going to try and salvage CJ's trade value before it plummets as soon as possible.
Discuss with your comments below. I'd love to hear from other CJ owners and potential buyers.
|QB||Matt Ryan||WR||Mike Williams|
|WR||Demaryius Thomas||WR||Donnie Avery|
|WR||Cecil Shorts||RB||Ronnie Hillman|
|RB||Chris Johnson||WR||Jeremy Maclin|
|RB||Bilal Powell||WR||Antonio Brown|
|TE||Brandon Myers||RB||Marcel Reece|
|RB||Joique Bell||RB||Montell Owens|
|K||Stephen Gostkowski||TE||Dallas Clark|
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