Sep 09, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs with the ball after a reception against the New England Patriots during the second half at LP Field. The Patriots beat the Titans 34-13. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
NoMoreMustache knows that I love discussing Chris Johnson. I'm leading the Chris Johnson Hate Train this week and it's going to continue in this post. The Titans running game has been the topic of choice for MCM lately and there are only two ways to really solve the problem: fix the O-line or change the running back. So why isn't this post about the O-line? The Titans have played their hand at that position. They're out of moves. Roos, Stewart and Hutchinson aren't going anywhere. Fernando Velasco is new to the lineup and will be allowed time to grow. The last remaining move was to get rid of Leroy Harris and Munchak replaced him Sunday with Matthews. Now it's yet to be seen if that is a permanent move or not but that is the only possible change left.
Unless we change running backs. I've argued this before, and that is because I think it's really a low-risk gamble. If the new back plays even worse than CJ, then we know the offensive line will prevent any back from succeeding. If the new back plays better - even if it's only slightly - than we've found a solution.
So I'll ask you MCM, how long you willing to keep the current depth chart? When does benching Chris Johnson become a possibility?
If the running game continues to play this poorly, how many more games should Chris Johnson start?
Bench him now (100 votes)
Start him for one more game (117 votes)
Start him for two more games (152 votes)
Start him for four more games (116 votes)
Start him for eight more games (35 votes)
Let him start the rest of the season (CJ vote here) (236 votes)
756 total votes