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The Tennessee Titans are in a difficult position. They paid running back Chris Johnson quite handsomely prior to last season. After a lengthy holdout, Johnson struggled mightily to resemble the player who ran for over 2,000 yards in the 2009 season. While many were hoping that was a result of his time missed, the Titans are looking for reasons why Johnson is averaging just 1.4 yards per carry in 2012.
Through three games in 2012, Johnson has 33 carries for just 45 yards. He is averaging 11 carries per game for 1.4 yards per rush. Simply put, there are fat kickers and punters who have better averages than Johnson does with the Titans.
The fact is that opposing defenses no longer respect Johnson’s rushing abilities. They no longer fear him as an explosive offensive weapon for Tennessee. Teams are not stacking the box to stop Johnson and daring Jake Locker to beat them. In fact, it is more the opposite. Teams are trying to slow down Locker and almost daring the Titans to run the ball.
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Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was pressed into action early in Sunday's game after Jake Locker exited with a shoulder injury. Hasselbeck finished with 193 yards and two scores but he threw two picks for touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Hasselbeck had a nice day considering the situation Sunday against one of the league's best defenses in Houston, but he's not going to be...
Titans tight end Jared Cook (shoulder) is active for Week 4 against Houston.Fantasy Spin:Cook had four catches for 77 yards and a score Sunday before leaving the game late in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. Cook is second on the team in targets and that shouldn't change with Kenny Britt inactive Sunday.
The Tennessee Titans will be taking on the Houston Texans this afternoon, but will have to do so with the services of WR Kenny Britt. ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced this morning that Kenny Britt will be ruled out today due to an ankle injury. This ruling has not been made official yet, but sources have told Schefter that Britt will be out.
Britt has only appeared in two games for...
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker exited the game against Houston Texans in the first quarter following an apparent left shoulder injury. Locker was immediately taken into the locker room for further evaluation. His status is unknown.
Texans cornerback Glover Quin, who came on a nickel blitz, smashed into Locker's hand to force a fourth down.
It's possible Locker...
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker left Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in the first quarter with an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder and is questionable to return. Matt Hasselbeck entered the game in Locker's place. Locker suffered a separated left shoulder in the season-opener, and The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt speculated that it might have popped out again.
According to report from the NFL Network Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been officially listed as out today against the Houston Texans.
This means that Nate Washington will be the Titans top wide receiver today along with first round draft pick out of Baylor Kendall Wright.
Washington is coming of a big game against Detroit Lions in which he caught a touchdown...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker injured his left shoulder after being sacked by the Houston Texans in the first quarter on Sunday and his return is questionable.
He returned to the sideline in the second quarter in street clothes with his left arm in a sling.
Locker was sacked by Glover Quin and thrown to the ground. He remained there for a few minutes in pain...
Jake Locker’s shoulder separation occurred in Week 1 but the Tennessee Titans have increased their concern after it popped out again this week.
Texans safety Glover Quin sacked the second year quarterback early on Sunday putting him out of the game. A MRI is scheduled for Monday and beat reporter Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean expects Locker to miss time.
Mike Munchak, the...
Tennessee Titans (1-2) at Houston Texans (3-0)
In my power rankings this week, I poked holes in pretty much every other team in the league. I can’t do that with the Texans. They are without a flaw. Winning in Denver in the high altitude against a talented team and a no huddle offense is damn impressive and 3 games into the season, this is the Super Bowl favorite and the most complete...
The Houston Texans' 38-14 defeat of the Tennessee Titans was not a fun game to watch for two-tone blue fans. The Texans scored two early touchdowns and cruised from there.
The Titans never really had a chance, which is evident from a few key statistics.
The Titans lost the turnover battle, with three to the Texans' none. Two of the three Titans turnovers...
We wrap up the fourth Sunday of the NFL season by looking at a handful of players who exceeded expectations and a handful who failed to deliver.
Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins: Um, obviously. The four-year veteran has never had more than 615 yards in a single season. Sunday, he 253 in one game against the Cardinals.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: Um, obviously...