CJ splits carries evenly with Javon Ringer
For $53 million, the Tennessee Titans had themselves a part-time player in Sunday's 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Chris Johnson's struggles continued as he gained 34 yards on 14 carries, and watched much of the second half from the sideline as backup Javon Ringer finished with a team-high 60 yards on 14 carries.
It sounds as if the rotation of running backs could continue, according to TitanInsider.com, as Coach Mike Munchak spoke of things being situational for the time being regarding the Titans' running game.
“I think every game will be different,” Munchak said. “I just think it depends on the flow of the game, how it's going."
Johnson, who held out all of training camp and preseason, has struggled to find his old form and has just 302 yards rushing in seven games. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said he sees some similarities in CJ's troubles and those that plagued Shaun Alexander when Alexander and Hasselbeck were teammates in Seattle.
“I definitely see a lot of similarity in that, just in terms that you're so successful in such a major way with fantasy football and all that stuff, that people are expecting it just to happen. There's a lot that goes into it. It's hard to be that elite all the time,” Hasselbeck said. “People got on him real quick, real easy. He probably got a little too much credit when things were good and definitely got too much blame when things were bad.”<p> Follow me on Twitter @TitanInsider247 and @terrymc13
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com