Running Back was one of the most productive positions for the Tennessee Titans in 2008.
Rookie Chris Johnson had a great year and appears to be the player the offense will revolve around. Johnson, who many felt was nothing more than a 3rd down, change of pace back, proved to be more of a Tikki Barber type. In the pre-season Mike Heimerdinger said CJ reminded him of a young Clinton Portis.
Lendale White also had a great year. He was used alot in short yardage and goal line situations and did not disappoint. The Titans were able to get both players an ample amount of touches in 2008 and that should be no different in 2009, although I would think CJ would get just a few more carries, but we'll see.
Both Smash and Dash are signed through 2009. The only question is who will be the Titans 3rd running back. They have plenty of candidates already with the team in Chris Henry, Quinton Ganther and Rafeal Little. The Titans should not waste a draft pick or free agent signing on a 3rd RB, but should ensure these guys have good 0TAs, a good training camp and a good preseason and let the best man win. And this could mean that Henry, a 2nd round draft pick a couple years ago, could be let go. The Titans can not afford to carry 4 RBs again this year to wait on Henry.