Titans not worried about workload for Johnson

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Tennessee Titans

Coming off a season in which he led the league in both carries and rushing yards, it would seem to be beneficial for both the Titans and running back Chris Johnson to reduce his workload somewhat this year.

But according to Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher, that’s not how they’re planning on approaching the situation this year with Johnson, preferring instead to involve the young susperstar rusher at every opportunity.

“The impressive thing about what he did last year was, on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday, he’s taking the ball 40, 50 yards down the field every time he touches it, on the practice field, in addition to doing what he was doing in the games. So, he’s got a lot in his tank and he’s just unique and special. We’re going to get it to him as often as possible or as often as the defense allows us to.”

– Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher

As of right now, there’s little to be concerned about when it comes to Johnson’s durability as he’s proven himself to be more than tough enough to take the beating as a featured back, but over the long run of his career, limiting his carries would help with his longevity at the position.

We’ll see if that strategy changes throughout the season, but for now, the expectation is for Johnson to be in on every play possible, which should be exciting to say the least for his fantasy owners.

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