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Titans plan to double Chris Johnson’s carries Friday night

Jeron Johnson,  Phillip Adams,  Bobby Wagner,  Chris Johnson AP

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.

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8 Responses to “Titans plan to double Chris Johnson’s carries Friday night”
  1. titansbro says: Aug 17, 2012 12:23 PM

    Hard to say he didn’t show any burst when he was hit in the backfield on at least 3 of those 5 carries. On another one he was about to be dropped for a big loss but decided to change direction & ran the other way for a nice gain. He showed good burst on that one. That was about the only play he really had a chance to do anything & that was because he created that opportunity himself. That was all on the o-line the other night.

    With that said, there is no excuse for the dropped passes he had.

  2. larrydavid815 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:24 PM

    Let me guess,
    5 for 8 last week

    10 for 16 this week?

  3. shian11 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:37 PM

    On a side note. Bucs expect mason foster to double his tackles tonight!

  4. originalhulkhogan says: Aug 17, 2012 12:40 PM

    This guy needs a speech therapist brother!!

  5. gotampabay52 says: Aug 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    Blount will have more yards then CJ tonite.

  6. calij5619 says: Aug 17, 2012 1:29 PM

    Johnson if he gets the carries he will get a hundred plus

  7. zoxitic says: Aug 17, 2012 1:32 PM

    They should try to quadruple his carries so he can break 20 yards.

  8. grice208 says: Aug 17, 2012 2:03 PM

    I hope CJ and the O-line can get in sinc tonight.

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