JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans watches on from the sidelines against the Jacksonville Jaguars during their season opener at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Each individual rush is considered on it's own, and measured by it's "success." A run is considered successful if it gets 40% of the yardage needed to move the chains on first down, 60% of the yardage needed on second down, and 100% of the yardage needed on third or fourth down. This is a much more accurate overall picture of how well a running back does in a game than just the total yardage or ypc averages because it ignores big run outliers that can skew those kinds of stats
Stats after the jump.
No surprise here that Chris Johnson's success rate was just 33%. The rushing game is my biggest concern that emerged from this game. The defense is going to be a work in progress, but the offensive line was supposed to be fixed. They sure didn't look fixed yesterday.
I do think they will look better once CJ has had some time to practice in the offense.
Jamie Harper had three runs yesterday and was successful on 2 of them. This will make gramsey "holler" even louder about CJ's holdout.