Can’t believe that this song was taken serious and was popular at one point. What the hell is the song even about. I wonder if Michael Vick has this on his iPod for when he is working out.
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While the Titans publicly stated they are willing to make Johnson the highest-paid running back in the NFL, those close to Johnson believe he should be paid as one of the top playmakers in the league — not just for running backs, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
To date, the Titans have not made any offers to Johnson. Until the Titans can find a way to appease Johnson, the Pro Bowl running back is not expected to report back to the team, which sets up the possibility for a prolonged holdout.
League sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Christ Mortensen that Johnson is seeking a deal that would pay him $39 million over the first three years, a $13 million average, that would place him in that elite status he is seeking beyond the running back market.
General manager Mike Reinfeldt told The Associated Press last week that Johnson’s agent was the first person the team called once the NFL’s lockout was lifted. The Titans had reworked Johnson’s contract a year ago to give him more money in 2010 and promised to talk to him again a year later.
But Johnson told The Tennessean he was surprised to hear that Reinfeldt said that he would make him the highest-paid running back ever. Johnson said neither he nor his agent has received any offer from the Titans.
“Maybe they talked, but I guarantee we never received any offer,” Johnson told The Tennessean.
Johnson said last year that he wanted a new deal with $30 million in guaranteed money. The Titans revised his contract by boosting his 2010 salary by $1.5 million to $2.05 million to convince the running back to report.
Johnson is working off two models, sources told Mortensen, one in the past with LaDainian Tomlinson while trying to project the market for the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson, who is scheduled to become a free agent.
The Chargers in 2004 gave Tomlinson an extension with two years left on his original rookie deal that made him among the top-paid players in the game with an average just above $8 million during the first three years on that contract. Peterson’s salary is $10.2 million this year with free agency status for 2012 and sources told Mortensen that Johnson believes the Vikings running back will get an average in the neighborhood of $13 to $14-million per year in the first seasons of his next deal.
Johnson is heading into his fourth season and due to make $800,000 in base salary. The final two years of his deal can max out at roughly $2.7 million.
Part of the problem is that running backs typically are not paid as well as some of the league’s other top players. While Minnesota’s Peterson is the league’s highest-paid running back, DeAngelo Williams received $21 million guaranteed from the Carolina Panthers to re-sign this offseason.
Johnson has rushed for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns during his three seasons. He also has caught 137 passes for 1,008 more yards and four more touchdowns.
His numbers have made him one of the most dangerous players in the game — and Johnson wants to be paid like it.
Adam Schefter is ESPN’s NFL Insider. ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen and The Associated Press contributed to this report
This article is really starting to make me nervous about whether or not Chris Johnson will really holdout this year. It looks as though he is going to probably holdout because he is not getting the money he wants. If the reports are true the Titans made a deal with CJ that would make him the highest paid running back in the league which I think is fair but is not enough for CJ28. He wants to be the highest paid player in the league which I don’t think he should be (even as a huge fan) with a huge amount of guaranteed money. I think he should be promised a large amount of guaranteed money because of the short, average career life of running backs in the NFL. I guess the one good thing to take from this is that he is holding out and I have a fantasy draft Friday so hopefully he is still holding out by then so I can scoop him up 6th overall in a keeper league, although those odds don’t look good at all.
Now I am a huge fan of The Wire and think it could be one of the best shows on television. I am seen seasons 1-4 and am in desperate need of getting my hands on season 5 ASAP. I am tempted to go out and buy season 5 instead of waiting to see if somebody I know will let me borrow it. I did recently start watching the show Sons of Anarchy which has me entertained and intrigued right from the beginning. FX always has great shows including The Shield, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Rescue Me. The Wire might have a slight advantage being on HBO and allowing for them to get away with much more than shows on FX can get away with. So what show is better, Sons of Anarchy or The Wire? Also feel free to comment and add some other shows that should be mentioned.
Brownie’s Beer Die Open (BBDO)- One of the best days of the year where a bunch of great people gather together to drink, create memories, and try to win Lord Brownie’s Cup.
Plunks- Nothing better than tossing the die up and nothing from the start that its going to be a plunk. Getting the 2 points for your team, making the other team finish their beers, and getting your name on the plunkster list. Bounce plunks are not as rewarding and I feel bad whenever I get one. It’s like hitting a 3 pointer off the backboard or bad beating someone on the river in poker.
Hustle So Russell t-shirts- PDC newest shirts are in and they are fresh. It was great to see the number of people rocking them at BBDO 11′. Great people wearing great shirts in memory of a great person.
To Catch a Predator- An awesome show to watch to end the weekend and get you ready for Monday morning. I receive a lot of satisfaction from watching these scumbags get busted, put on the spot, panic, and then hopefully getting tasered.
Getting plunked on- Being on the receiving end of a plunk is the worst because the opposing team is 2 points closer to a victory and you have to finish your beer. It is never a good thing, no matter how much you enjoy drinking.
Tim Tebow- I never really cared for Tebow when he was playing at Florida but had to respect him because he got things done for his team. Now that he is in the NFL and whining about how he isn’t Denver’s starting QB, he is really aggravating me. Listen kid, you have to earn the position, not everything is going to be handed to you. I also hate how he came out after with statements about how his previous statements were taken out of context. Stick to your guns you religious fairy.
Chris Johnson is still holding out- If CJ holds out the NFL won’t be nearly as exciting as it could be. The man wants more money and wants it now, so why not give it to him. The thing that scares me is that CJ28 is the type of person that would hold out for the entire season if he doesn’t get paid, and that wouldn’t be a good thing.
The sleeve monster- The sleeve monster is funny when it doesn’t happen to you. Although I have never been a victim to the sleeve monster, I would hate to be a victim and had to put him under hate in respect to all of his victims.
Running out of Beers- This is a very sad moment and puts your fun at a party to an end, especially if it’s late and all the packies are closed. Hopefully you have some generous friends who planned accordingly and bought extra beers.