Although Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson improved on his sub-par 2011 campaign last season, he still struggled in the passing game, only catching 36 balls – a career low.
Now, according to The Tennessean, the Titans want Johnson to be more active out of the backfield this year.
Per John Glennon:
Johnson caught only 36 passes for 232 yards last season, both career-lows for the five-year veteran. He caught at least 50 passes in two of his first four seasons, and the Titans want to get him more involved in the passing game again.
With the addition of veteran Shonn Greene, who had spent his entire career with the New York Jets, the Titans are hopeful Johnson will be more fresh and the offensive sets will be able to use Greene more as a decoy to involve Johnson more in the passing game.
Johnson averaged 77.7 yards a game rushing last season, scoring six touchdowns in the process. He also fumbled five times, a career high.
He was all but a non factor in the passing game, something all parties are hopeful to change.