Johnson Won’t Get Benched to Try and Kick Start the Run Game

Titans running back Chris Johnson was held to 18 yards on 10 carries during Sunday’s 41-7 loss to the Texans. The Titans (3-3) are averaging an NFL-worst 64.3 rushing yards per game, and Johnson is averaging 2.9 per carry.

Chris Johnson insists he is not the problem.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports the Titans will focus on fixing the problems without swapping out linemen or benching Chris Johnson, the coach said on Monday.

“We are not running the ball the way you’d like,” Munchak said, “but when you change the offensive line, it can’t be a one-week thought. You may mess up more things. … In the passing game, those five guys are doing a really good job.

“So, is it worth sacrificing if maybe we get 10 to 20 yards more rushing if the quarterback gets hit three or four more times because you have communication problems? You have to account for all the factors, and sometimes it is not worth the risk.”


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