NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans turns the corner against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense during play at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Chris Johnson ran for 190 yards on Sunday. Mike Munchak was asked in his Monday press conference if the run game is fixed. Here was his response:
Like I said, two of the last three weeks we have run the ball pretty well. The one in between wasn’t what we would like in Atlanta. I think we are thinking that we are heading in the right direction. We would rather be running the ball well now than in the beginning of the season, so we will look at it that way. We think we are doing a lot better things now than we had been earlier in the season. We need these next five weeks to be our best games that we have had. We said that about yesterday’s game that it had to be our best game as far as offensively running the football and it was and I just think we need to keep building on that confidence. When you have success at something, and we have two out of the last three weeks anyway, then the confidence builds for everybody, for Chris (Johnson), for the line, for the play caller, the whole bit. Going up to Buffalo you feel good about what you are starting to become and now you see what happens the next five weeks.
You have to feel better about the way CJ played, but he needs to do it against a run defense that is at least decent before anything is declared fixed.