The Tennessee Titans plan to open up the passing game this year with either Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker at the controls.
The coaching staff also is banking on major contributions from Nate Washington, Jared Cook, first-round pick Kendall Wright and troubled receiver Kenny Britt, once he is healthy and through with whatever discipline he might face from the NFL.
Still, as odd as it sounds, many are wondering just how running back Chris Johnson fits into this new offensive system.
Johnson has been the focal point of the offense since arriving in 2008. But last year, following a monthlong holdout and finally a $53 million contract extension, Johnson wasn't the same. He rushed for a career-low 1,047 yards, barely half his output in 2009 when he ran for 2,006 yards and earned the nickname ''CJ2K.''
He said he fits in fine with the Titans' pass-first philosophy and believes it might even benefit him.
''If they throw the ball well, it can help me because it will back some of those ...