Tennessee Titans: Five Keys After the Bye Week

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Running Backs By Committee

Sep 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Tennessee Titans running back

Dexter McCluster

(22) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bishop Sankey leads all of the Tennessee Titans running backs with 126 yards on the ground, but his 4.3 yards per carry average pales in comparison to the 6.6 YPC that Dexter McCluster has put on the board.

And the six-year pro out of Ole Miss is the only runner that has put up a carry over twenty yards this season.

We all said in the beginning that a solid running game would be the key to Marcus Mariota’s success as a rookie quarterback in this league, and the stable of Titans backs have responded.

Most of the reporters around the organization want Whisenhunt to anoint someone as the “Bell Cow” back, but the coach is happy with things as they are.

In his Monday presser, when asked by Jim Wyatt about who was going to be the key rock toter, coach had this to say:

"What’s wrong with what we’ve been doing in the first three weeks running the football? We’ve been effective. Every week we have different packages and I can’t tell you which package is going to have success. It depends. Just like yesterday, Bishop Sankey had a number of plays. In fact, he was very effective on a couple screen passes for us. But his plays, we didn’t have a good matchup we felt in the packages that he was in there for, especially running the football. But it was a little bit more that way with Antonio (Andrews) in there, so he took advantage of it. I don’t know what it’s going to be next week or the next week that we play. That’s going to go from week to week."

It sounds to me like a guy that’s happy with the status quo, and why change anything. We just need to see more of the same as the season progresses.

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