Titans running back Chris Johnson didn’t show much concern about his subpar performance in the Titans’ first preseason game and he’ll get more chances to prove that there’s nothing to worry about against the Buccaneers on Friday night.
Coach Mike Munchak wants to see more of Johnson running the ball after he gained eight yards on five carries against the Seahawks, so David Climer of the Tennessean passes along word that the team plans to double Johnson’s carries in the second preseason game of the year. If that plan comes to fruition, it will mark the most carries Johnson has had in a preseason game since his rookie year.
Blocking issues certainly played a role in Johnson’s ineffectiveness, which is something that needs to be ironed out before the start of the season. That said, Johnson didn’t show all that much burst in the first outing and that’s concerning given how little he showed last season as well.
Johnson had rustiness after an idle offseason to blame for that. It doesn’t seem like he’ll have that option available to him this time.