|From Twitter (naturally), via TMZ|
The reaction was swift, negative and, as typified by TMZ's snarky remark about the tweet, utterly wrong. We often see athletes who score a winning play thanking God; why not, as George Carlin once suggested, blame God once in a while for a failure? Johnson deserves a shout-out, not condemnation, for admitting to blaming God. In any event, it's not as though he hadn't already blamed himself for that dropped pass.
Enough with the flames, people. Most of you would do exactly what he did.
Exhibit A: overall first pick Chris Johnson, who gained a grand total of 7 yards in Tennessee's 20-0 loss at Houston. Any kind of decent performance would've put the Middlemen in striking distance, but instead, they lost to No Clue 2010, 120-104. It didn't help that No Clue had Tom Brady, Wes Welker and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (total: eight touchdowns), but with Antonio Gates still hobbled, I needed help from C.J. He provided none. Until the Titan offense regains its senses, starting C.J. is pointless.
Exhibit B: Peyton Manning, who also had his worst game in years. It contributed mightily to The Fluttering Horde's 99-74 loss to Flying Hawai'ian 3. Theoretically, Manning should bounce back next week at Dallas. In reality, his Fluttering Horde season has come to a shockingly early end. Injuries have taken away the Colts running game and most of their receivers. I'm sure Manning will perform well, and he may even win out. What he can't do now is score fantasy points, so Atlanta's Matt Ryan will assume quarterback duties for the rest of the season.
Both teams are 6-6 and falling. Look out below!