NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- First-year offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains vows the Tennessee Titans will feature a run-first offense in 2013 for the simplest of reasons.Thats what his bosses general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Mike Munchak are expecting to see happen.
The head coach and general manager around here think only three things happen when you throw the football, Loggains said with a laugh, and two of them are bad."
The renewed emphasis on the ground game should be music to the ears of sixth-year running back Chris Johnson, who is trying to return to the form that netted him 2,006 yards in 2009, his second season. Since then, his best season was 1,364 yards in 2010, but he dropped to a career-low 1,047 in 2011.
Last season, Johnson gained a respectable 1,243 yards.
But in half the games, he was held to 56 yards rushing or less. His breakaway speed had seemingly slowed by a tick or two, and the offensive line was decimated by injuries.
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