Titans RB Johnson wants solo act

Chris Johnson is looking to have a big sophomore season. (John Russell / Associated Press)

Chris Johnson is looking to have a big sophomore season. (John Russell / Associated Press)

The announcement wasn’t quite WWF superstar Shawn Michaels superkicking his tag-team partner Marty Jannetty through the window of Brutus Beefcake‘s Barber Shop set. But Titans RB Chris Johnson told reporters yesterday that “Smash and Dash” is no more. “Smash and Dash” was the nickname shared by him and teammate LenDale White.

Johnson now wants to embark on his singles career known as “Every Coach’s Dream.”

If Johnson could pull off the solo career like Micheals or Brett Hart, he would instantly become every fantasy footballer’s dream.

Instead, White continues to be every fantasy owner’s nightmare (he can use that nickname if he wants it). Johnson became a fantasy superstar during his rookie season, despite yielding 15 touchdowns to White, the touchdown vulture. Imagine if he got half of those touchdown looks from White?

Dare to dream, right?

White doesn’t seem content to let the partnership die, telling the Tennessean:

    “You know the little brother who always falls off his bike, and the big brother comes in and shows you how to ride it? Eventually the little brother learns how to ride it, but that one time they slip up and bust their head and they forget what big brother taught him,” White said.
    “We’re going to have to go back in the lab and figure things out and then we’ll definitely be hearing an apology out of my younger brother. … But I guess it’s now ‘Smash and I’m Going to Whoop His … ‘ We’ll talk.”

The tandem is probably what’s best for the Titans, fantasy teams be damned. White is said to be down to 229 pounds during the offseason, down from his listed weight of 235 last year. Funny how motivated White became after the Titans drafted RB Javon Ringer in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Adam Rank

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