The Tennessee Titans signed running back Shonn Greene in free agency with a certain role for the former New York Jet. Unfortunately for the Titans, their desire to find a role for Greene in the offense has upset their star player, who just so happens to play the same position.
Chris Johnson is not happy with the move and he wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
“I have never been a big fan of the two-back system, so I don’t know how we plan on using him,” Johnson said, per Wyatt. “I’m not afraid of competition, but I was thinking we’d maybe get a draft pick for the other back. And you don’t give a guy that kind of money to be just a goal-line guy and in tough-yardage situations. So we’ll see what happens.”
Johnson didn’t stop there.
He wanted it to be clear that this is his team and he hopes to keep it that way. If Greene gets limited carries, it shouldn’t be an issue.
“I’ll just roll with it. Of course I don’t want to carry the ball 30 or 40 times a game,” Johnson said. “And I don’t mind a guy getting a carry or two. But if I am the main guy and it is supposed to be my team . . . it shouldn’t be an issue.”
The Titans have to be hoping that they can keep both running backs happy. If not, this could turn in to an ugly situation that the team will not want to deal with.