After Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said on the Dan Patrick Show that he felt he was stronger and faster than Tennessee Titans' star running back Chris Johnson, Johnson refuted that on Thursday.
“We're two different players. I'm the best back in the league, and he's not. I don't think it's close,” said Johnson, who added that Peterson was probably the second best back in the NFL. “I feel like I'm above all the other running backs in the league. I feel like I'm above them. I feel like he's a good back, and a guy I like to watch play and stuff like that, but when it comes to competing against another player, I don't feel like he's better than me.”
Johnson also was told that Oakland defensive tackle Richard Seymour indicated that the Raiders' goal was to hold CJ in check in the opener on Sunday, according to an interview he had with WGFX 104.5 The Zone's Three-Hour Lunch. To that, Johnson responded, “They must be dreaming. I just have to go in there and not worry about what they do, but just worry about what I have to do with my reads and keys. And hopefully, I'll have a great day.”
There was one other matter regarding Johnson as well. It stemmed from a prank in which his Chevy Camaro was hidden inside the team's practice bubble as a prank.
Johnson said he felt like Coach Jeff Fisher was behind the prank. CJ said he left his car keys in his locker on Wednesday and now has learned to keep them in a different spot.
As to why Johnson was pranked, he said it might have had something to do with him parking his car in the spot marked “President” in the team parking lot.
“It just know it said, 'President.' I wanted to feel like Obama,” said Johnson who promised that he had some retaliation in the works.