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Titans’ RBs seeking new moniker

Titans’ RBs seeking new moniker

Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:18 pm
By: By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE (AP) — Chris Johnson and LenDale White, Tennessee’s self-proclaimed Smash and Dash running backs, are dueling over what they want to be called nowadays.
Johnson has dubbed himself Every Coach’s Dream both on his Twitter account and to reporters. On Wednesday, he again declared that Smash and Dash is over. White, the Smash in the nickname, compared Johnson to a little brother who is a bit delirious from all the attention he received from being the only rookie voted to the Pro Bowl in 2008.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher has his own thoughts on all this talk of nicknames. He said every coach’s dream is for a player who doesn’t play the bongos as Johnson did in that Kansas City game, not fumble or get injured in a playoff game. Fisher does have an idea of a possible new nickname for his two running backs.
“Dumb and dumber,” the coach said.
The nickname sparring might be part of Johnson’s attempt to gain more attention for himself as he’s already solicited advice on touchdown celebrations. He led the Titans with 1,228 yards rushing. But it was White who led the AFC with 15 touchdowns rushing. White isn’t one to back down, so he dared Johnson to unveil a new touchdown celebration.
“I’m going to take whatever he has and do it more than he has. Whatever they twitter … I’m going to take … even if it gets me fined,” White said.


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