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Titans CEO says Chris Johnson needs to be used better

Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes on fourth down in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

There were reports over the weekend that the Tennessee Titans were going to part ways with Chris Johnson after the season. New CEO Tommy Smith said in an interview Tuesday with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that it is too soon to jump to that conclusion.

“Chris has done nothing but what he’s been asked to do there. He suits up and he plays every game,” Smith explained. “I think they need to figure out how to use him and his skill set better, but he has been a good teammate and a good player … We are evaluating each and every position on this team, and we are only going to keep players we think will contribute and earn their keep.”

Part of the issue is Mike Munchak as head coach, he is also reportedly on the hot seat. He has been playing a pass-heavy offense while the Titans are built for the run.

“We certainly had higher expectations than what we are seeing right now, across the board, I can assure you of that,” Smith said. “Now let’s see if we can win three in a row … At the end of the day, you have to win games.”

Topics: Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

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