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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keith Bulluck: Chris Johnson has always been a ‘me’ guy as a player

Chris Johnson TitansFormer longtime Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck says running back Chris Johnson is a “me” person as a player and never takes the blame for things that go wrong.

Bulluck was appearing during his weekly guest spot on “The Midday 180″ on WGFX Thursday and was asked by host Paul Kuharsky about Johnson not taking the time to introduce himself to new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Kuharsky had an agenda there and thinks Johnson should reach out to the new coaches, even if Johnson is likely to be released by the team. Bulluck agreed and then went into an analysis of Johnson’s personality.

“Even if I’m not going to be on the team, just to meet him. It’s just professionalism. But, I will say, different strokes for different folks. Some people are too cool for school, some people don’t get it, they don’t get how things work. You know, CJ’s been there a while. You guys have been covering him, you know what type of person he is.

“He’s a friend of mine but when it comes to athlete, he’s a ‘me’ person. He’s a ‘me’ person when it comes to the athlete. For the years that he’s been there, it’s never been his fault why he didn’t have a good running game or why he didn’t have a good game. It was always somebody else’s fault. I’m not surprised that CJ hasn’t come in to even meet coach or see what’s going on in general. I’m not surprised by that.”

Bulluck insists that he is friends with Johnson and wasn’t trying to bash his former teammate. He even responded to someone on Twitter who made that accusation.

The assessment from Bulluck isn’t at all surprising. Johnson said in December that there was no way he would take a pay cut to stay with the Titans, which is totally fine. But he absolutely has been a me-guy on the field. He was upset when the Titans signed another running back last year. He’s blamed his offensive line for his struggles. And he said he didn’t do so well last season because of his meniscus injury.

It always does seem to be someone else’s fault. And how much of a me-first guy is Johnson? He once said he preferred the Hall of Fame to a Super Bowl ring.

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