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Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:24 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 8:25 pm
 
                                        (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It was hard to tell in Week 1 when the Titans faced the Jaguars, but running back Chris Johnson is back with the team after holding out for a new deal during training camp and the preseason. He rushed for just 24 yards on nine carries in the loss, and things don't get any easier this week when the Ravens come to town.

Baltimore is fresh off whipping division rival Pittsburgh, 35-7, and after the game some Steelers players accused the Ravens of playing dirty. Not wanting to be left out, Johnson added his two cents, pointing out that the Ravens tried to hurt him, too, back during a January 2009 playoff game.

“I wouldn’t say they are a dirty team,” Johnson said Wednesday, according to the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. “I guess it was a playoff game, and when the playoffs get here teams do what it takes to win. …

“They were trying to hurt me a little bit,” Johnson continued. “But the play I actually got hurt on, it was a fair play, somebody landed on my ankle the wrong way and I fell back the wrong way. It was a fair play when I got hurt.”

To recap: the Ravens were trying to hurt Johnson, but as it happened, he ended up tweaking his ankle on a perfectly legal play.

While Johnson doesn't consider Sunday's meeting a chance for payback, Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray spoke frankly on the matchup.

“They’re trying to cut you and do those things,” Gray said earlier this week, via the Tennessean. “You’ve got to make sure you’re doing something that’s hopefully going to hurt them, too. You can’t just be the recipient of everything. You’ve got to start doing something that’s going to get you back on track and hopefully they’ll tone that stuff down when you do something else.”

Meanwhile, Baltimore head coach Jim Harbaugh has no issue with the way his offensive line blocks.

"The blocking scheme we're talking about is one that almost every team in the National Football League runs," Harbaugh said. "We've been running it for years. Some teams do it better than others. The block is absolutely legal. It's 100 percent ethical and there is no danger whatsoever with the way the block is being executed.”


The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a dominate home victory against the Steelers, they will look to do the same on the road when they visit the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at 1 PM ET only on CBS.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:32 am
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 2:30 pm
 

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:41 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

      BlacknGold Posse (or is it pus sy) you need to get some new material.  The Ray Lewis rants are getting old.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

Is this news worthy?  CBS is weak.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

YAWN,  Fisher should move your @$$ to special teams returning kicks and punts
Fisher who?
On January 27, 2011, it was formally announced that Fisher and the Titans had mutually-agreed to parts ways




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

Ravens are the worst team in the NFL. They emply Ray lewis - need we say more. They should be disbanded.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

YAWN,  Fisher should move your @$$ to special teams returning kicks and punts,  then you'll have something to bitch at.  Go cash your paycheck and make it rain you underachieving low life.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:28 am
 

Chris Johnson: Ravens were 'trying to hurt me'

Its football. You got paid now your gonna cry evrytime ya have an awie, god are you a beeeatch


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