Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) watches from the sidelines during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson wants to pick up Tennessee Titans goal line work


Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is far from the player he was when he was racking up over 2,000 rushing yards in a season, and that was amplified on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs shut down the rushing game.

Johnson, who hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown in five games, rushed a pathetic 1.7 yards per carry for 17 yards. He did score a long touchdown on a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he has yet to get going on the ground.

When speaking about his role in the offense, Johnson made it clear that he would still like to see more carries, specifically in short-yardage situations.

Asked if he felt he should be on the field during the goal-line situation, Johnson said,via the Nashville Tennessean. “Of course I feel like I should be out there, but (offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains) makes the calls, so there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Johnson has never been one to pick up the short yardage, so it is easy to understand why the team doesn’t put the ball in his hands in those situations, but Johnson and fantasy owners would still like to see him get more opportunities to punch the ball in the endzone.

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