That was one of the team’s hot topics at the scouting combine last week in Indianapolis.
GM Ruston Webster said it’s something the Titans will look at.
“Maybe a situational-type guy that can come in during certain situations and close the game, short-yardage or just give us a change of pace, something different,” Webster said.
Head coach Mike Munchak took it a step further during an interview with Mike Florio on NBC Sports Network.
“I think we’re going to have to add a different type of runner there,” Munchak said. “We had our most success, I think, when Chris first came into the league with LenDale White. We need a downhill guy, a heavy guy.”
Johnson rushed for 1,228 yards (4.9 avg.) and nine touchdowns his rookie season, while White added 773 yards and 15 touchdowns in a more physical role.
Munchak said Javon Ringer is a good zone runner and supplied that role but hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Plus, Ringer is scheduled to become a free agent.
“CJ’s never been injured. He hasn’t missed a game. He doesn’t miss practice. He’s special that way, but we don’t want to overuse him,” Munchak said. “We have to use him a little bit better maybe catching some more balls out of the backfield, maybe more on screens. He’ll get as many touches, but maybe do it in different ways and allow someone else to come in there, get a little downhill and help us create an identity that way.”
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