Titans Take Away Johnson’s Carries After More Struggling In Run Game

The Titans would now seem to have a full-blown running back controversy — or a brand-new rotation, depending on how you look at it — on their hands after Javon Ringer saw the most extensive action of his three-year career according to John Glennon of the Tennessean. Chris Johnson and Ringer finished with 14 carries apiece against the Colts, but Ringer was more effective both on the ground and through the air.

He totaled 60 rushing yards (4.3 average) to Johnson’s 34 (2.4), and made five catches for 42 yards as opposed to Johnson’s three for 17 yards. Johnson spent much of the second half on the sideline. “In general, we knew we were going to give both guys a chance to get reps and get some plays,” Coach Mike Munchak said.

“It was just a matter of how we rotated them. There really wasn’t much thought to it. It was just more or less how the game was going. I think every game will be different,” Munchak said. “I just think it depends on the flow of the game, how it’s going. I don’t think we’re consciously trying to decide by series who’s playing. We know we’re a work in progress as a run game. We know we’re not where we want to be yet by any means.”

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