Last week Shonn Green was a healthy scratch. He claims, according to various reports, that he was never given an explanation why. It would make sense for the reason to be that the Titans want to get a look at guys like Bishop Sankey and Antonio Andrews so they can know what they have heading into next year.
That apparently wasn't the case. Here is the breakdown of snaps for the running backs yesterday:
Leon Washington- 24
Shonn Greene- 24
Dexter McCluster- 21
Bishop Sankey- 12
Yep, just 12 snaps for the second round pick of a 2-11 team. #Whiz'd Sankey caught an 18-yard pass near the end of the third quarter and didn't touch the ball again in the game, as @smorton101368 pointed out on Twitter:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jmorrisMCM">@jmorrisMCM</a> Sankey 18 yard catch & run - never heard from again. Whiz rides the cold hand</p>— SMorton (@smorton101368) <a href="https://twitter.com/smorton101368/status/544520614015672321">December 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
So, yeah, it makes perfect sense to have your rookie running back, WHO YOU TOUTED AS A 3-DOWN BACK, on the sidelines for the rest of the game. Whisenhunt is starting to remind me of Jeff Fisher (but worse) in his usage of guys and his reasons why he uses them the way he does.
John Glennon wrote about the confusing use of the running backs here. Glennon asked Greene if he had an explanation for his increase in workload this week. Greene's response was pretty much the same as last week:
"I have no idea (why)," Greene said of his increased workload. "Like I've said, your guess is as good as mine. I just do what they ask. I don't know what I was going to get. I'm just prepared for whatever they ask of me."
And please, don't even get me started on the fact that Leon Washington was tied for the lead in snaps played by Titan running backs.
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