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Titans tempted to expand Johnson's role

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Posted April 22, 2011 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

Our sources in Nashville were rather surprised to hear new head coach Mike Munchak say earlier this week that he wants to find more ways to get the ball into the hands of Pro Bowl RB Chris Johnson in 2011. [Munchak specified he would like to see more screen passes called for his explosive back.] The way we hear it, while Johnson has exceeded nearly all league observers' expectations with his durability despite a heavy workload in his first three seasons, he did appear to wear down in '10. It stands to reason that getting Johnson more involved in the passing game will not prevent the smaller-sized back from continuing to wear down. Furthermore, Johnson's receiving skills are not viewed as one of his strengths — he has caught between 43-50 passes each of his first three seasons. However, with talented-but-troubled WR Kenny Britt's off-field behavior making it difficult for the Titans to depend on him, Johnson is essentially the only other consistent playmaker on offense.

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