Johnson won’t get close to 290 carries

Chris Johnson likely won’t get close to his average of 290 carries a season.

With the Jets opting for a running-back-by-committee approach, Johnson will see his touches cut significantly. Still, he’ll likely be the featured back and finish the season with the most carries, barring injuries.

The last time the Jets had three running back with at least 100 carries was in 2006, when Leon Washington (151), Kevan Barlow (131) and Cedric Houston (113) achieved it (Cimini, August 6).

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

We agree that assuming everyone stays healthy that CJ will certainly have the most carries of the group.

Last year the Jets had 421 carries as a team, ranking them a dismal 24th overall.  This year, we expect that number to go up for two reasons. First, the Jets are going to be more effective on offense, which means they will be on the field more and thus get the chance to run more plays, be they pass or run.  Second, if Geno progresses as expected the Jets will run the ball more because adding talent to their offense at WR and TE will make defenses load up against the run less often.  Running the ball won’t be as hard as it was when teams stacked the box on their rookie quarterback with less offensive talent outside the numbers just a year ago.

290 carries roughly equates to about 18 carries a game.  While we fully expect Johnson will have games where he carries the ball more than 20 times, on average they might use him more in the 15 carries a game range while he sees additional touches as a target of the passing game.  His touches might be north of 300, but with other legitimate ball carriers the Jets would be best to play to his strengths and not over-use him.




143 comments
harvlis
harvlis

Who cares how many carries?  Just win.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

I am so ready for tonight! Hoping to see some growth from Geno, and some rapport with Decker. Also hoping that Amaro shows something. 

levi
levi

Well fellas gonna get ready for the game and chill with some friends. ( puts on Jets jersey, cracks beer, fires up a fatty then places a Tom Brady jersey beside toilet to soak up any plss that might happen due to hurrying) You guys have fun and enjoy the game.

williamg1
williamg1

Its hard to like Joey when he constantly irritates you. But I'll keep trying. I think he has good intentions. 

John Michael Michael
John Michael Michael

I was just laughing out loud thinking of that week that they started livefyre on this blog and everyone went crazy demanding to know where Bent was! We were all freaking out thinking he was silence and our rights were being stomped on! hahaha

a57se
a57se

This is what we are reduced to?

Oy, I can't wait for tonight!

tsjc68
tsjc68

@harvlis

YOU NOW FIND YOURSELF IN A VERY ACTIONABLE POSITION, GOOD SIR.  YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM OUR ATTORNEYS.


Sincerely,

Mark Davis


("Just Win" is a registered trademark of The Oakland Raiders Football Club™.  All rights reserved.)

tsjc68
tsjc68

@levi

You know, the NFL wouldn't allow it, but man, you could probably make a killing selling team-licensed bathmats and urinal cakes and toilet paper and other things you can poop on and piss on and HOLY CRAP IF THE BIGOTSKINS LOSE THEIR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT APPEAL I'M TOTALLY GOING TO START MAKING THOSE.

John Michael Michael
John Michael Michael

fair enough guys. no one like my video or say "Hey JM! thanks for sharing that buddy! We know you hardly post but when you do, we like it!


Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 I hope he walks out for his first snap, snatches the ball away from the center and just eats it. 

levi
levi

@John Michael Michael Its a little known fact that Bent is an ego maniac and he loved every minute of that. He set back and watched the show as his head swelled to epic proportions :)

tsjc68
tsjc68

Man, if Ray Rice loses his starting job to Bernard Pierce, that would just be so sad, because Ray Rice is such a great guy who has been through so much this offseason.  I know we're all rooting for him, right guys?

tsjc68
tsjc68

He should get that checked out, and strap up tighter next time.


A little nonoxynol-9... knock that sh!t right out.

juunit
juunit

@a57se 

Yup. I'm not gonna get to watch live though. Won't be home until at least 10 EST. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@John Michael Michael I'd already seen it and it is brilliantly put together, although it doesn't really prove anything in terms of whether Kobe is on the same level (he isn't) just how he obviously studied MJ's obviously-very-effective moves in intricate detail and the replicated them on the court.


Without bigging myself up too much, if you had my entire basketball career on film you could probably make a similar video.  After all, you've only got to succeed with each move once.


If anything Jordan should get more credit for inventing half the moves Kobe was using (although in reality someone probably did them before MJ).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@John Michael Michael

Hey, JM, thanks for sharing that buddy.  We know you hardly post but when you do, we like it!


Seriously, I've got no problem with this.  At least it's not a Cimini tweet for the thousandth time, or a screed telling us how Damon Harrison is responsible for Vinny Testaverde having his best season ever, or theorems about how marriage equality leads to suicide, or debates about how we can't see that player has improved while we weren't watching him.

Brendan
Brendan

@jsadolph If Joey started one of his infamous polls about whether or not he should stop using it, he'd finally have a worthwhile sample size bother to cast a vote. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@UncleJoesJetFarm @williamg1

Hey, Joey, if you stopped using the word "Gangrels" and instead just said a real word like "Amigos" i bet the entire board would appreciate it.


Just sayin'.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@levi @John Michael Michael

I'm pretty sure that Bent hiatus was just a scheduled vacation so that he could have time to get his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" up and running.



Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 Ravens fans will weep into their hypocritical pillows over that one. 

a57se
a57se

@juunit @a57se 

Yeah, NFL Network is showing the Game tomorrow at 1p.m. here or Sun. morning at 3 a.m.

So I either take off from work or get up real early on Sunday...

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @John Michael Michael

If anything Jordan should get more credit for inventing half the moves Kobe was using (although in reality someone probably did them before MJ).


Probably George Gervin, since he's better than Tim Duncan and all.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @jsadolph

Sometimes I would like to go directly to the Farm and cast my vote.

And the bad thing is, if you can get him to crawl out of crimini's mom jeans for a second he is a nice guy.  But then he goes right back to Rich and ruins it. 

juunit
juunit

@Disgruntled Jets Fan 

I mean I actually get out at 6. But 6 turns out to be 9. And then I've gotta get all the way home, plus I gotta stop at the weed store, which is a little out of the way. So yeah, 11 sounds about when I'll be watching too.

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 Manish is going to leave a spoiler voicemail on juunit's phone, just because that's the type of guy he is. 

juunit
juunit

@a57se @juunit 

Preseason is only $20, and you can watch the reruns whenever you want, without commercials. And that's for all 32 teams as well.

So I'll put it on as soon as I get home. I'll just have to avoid TJB once the game starts until I get in the car and drive home.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@jsadolph @Brendan 

One time, on the turnpike, my car got a flat.  It was really late at night and I had a broken arm.  Cimini stopped, got out, and offered to change the tire.  When I turned around to open the trunk, he donkey punched me.  I was out cold, with what the doctors would later describe as "massive head and neck trauma."  But I'll be darned if that tire wasn't changed when I came too on the side of the road.

Brendan
Brendan

@jsadolph Cimini's mom jeans do have that comfy kangaroo pocket up front, though. Normally for a fupa, this one is for Joey*. 



*GET IT!? 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @tsjc68 

Well then his Yelp page is going to get a very negative review from me. I'll even give him a negative Google review.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @tsjc68

Juunit not taking the necessary financial and logistical steps to be able to watch this game live, including quitting his job and leaving his family, if necessary, is just a big F.U. to everyone in the Jets organization.


On the third most important day of the preseason pro-personnel year, no less.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@juunit

ZIP IT, BRIAN!!!!

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @jsadolph

What's crazy is I tried to say "get him to unlatch from crimini's t1t", but it wouldn't let me post it.

But it would let me post " crawl out of crimini's mom jeans".

Sometimes edited filth is way worse than the filth itself.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit My dad is a top commenter on Trip Advisor, we'll do him real dirty on there for you. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @juunit 

Is this like a Magic School Bus trip where we travel into Mehta's head, only to discover a gremlin in place of a brain? 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@juunit @Brendan

Dr. Julius Hibbert: You have an absolutely unique genetic condition known as "Manish Mehta Syndrome."


Manish Mehta: Oh, why me??!?


Dr. Julius Hibbert: Don't worry. It's quite beneficial. Your brain is cushioned by a layer of fluid one eighth of an inch thicker than normal. It's almost as if you're wearing a football helmet inside your own head. Why, I could wallop you all day with this surgical two-by-four without ever knocking you down. But I have other appointments.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit If we did that, I'm pretty sure someone would plant a mine somewhere in his sinuses and explode his face off his body. 

juunit
juunit

@tsjc68 

The layer of fluid surrounding his brain is undoubtedly urine. 

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit Of course not, but I'm worried that blowing his face off would just reveal a metal robotic face underneath, thus confirming Manish has always been a Fembot, sent to wreak havoc on the Jets and their fans.