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Fisher Stressing Running Game in OTAs

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by goTitans.com, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: The Titans are putting more of an emphasis on the running game which was stressed again by Coach Jeff Fisher this week in OTAs. Last season, the Titans finished 23rd in the league in total rushing with 1,525 yards on 397 attempts for an average of 95.3 yards per game. The team's top rusher, Chris Brown, didn't have a game where he passed the century mark. On the other side of the ball, the Titans were 22nd in the league at stopping the run giving up 118.4 yards on the ground each game on average. "The rational behind the statistics were just the emphasis on the running game," said Fisher. "Teams that run the football more than they throw it are in the playoffs year after year and we have to get back to that. Now, our play selection didn’t afford us the opportunity to run as much as we wanted because it was a team effort. When you’re having success you’re stopping the run and running the football."

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  2. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    Lendale is on his way...
  4. Titansfan10

    Titansfan10 Camp Fodder

    its gonna be Chris Brown still....and we all know it how could we rely on henry...
  5. wplatham

    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

    Its Brown right now, but by week 5, its LenDale.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. LenDale is our chance to get back to one half of the formula that took us to the Super Bowl, a smash mouth running game. (The other half was a great D) I'm ready to see what LenDale can do against NFL defenses.
  6. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    and brown is so reliable too. at least he looks good in street-clothes

  7. Snookus

    Snookus YA DIGGGG

    And the other half will be Vinny.
  8. well, we had the best run stopping defence in the nation when we got to the super bowl, so it really is that important, and i saw chris brown at a kats game, hes really big
  9. Nine

    Nine Starter

    I honestly believe that Lendale & Brown could be a very effective combo....the so-called "Thunder and Lightning". Lendale as the grinder who wears down opposing defenses, and CB as the slashing home run threat. (Also, while he has received little recognition as such, Chris has quietly become very dangerous on screen passes....his running style is perfectly suited to the gaps and angles that are part and parcel with screens.)
  10. fltitan

    fltitan Guest

    Coach Bryant used to say " dont forget to dance with them that brung you " and what brought us when we were winning was great defense and running the football. We have the rbs to do it and now its time for the oline to step up. Munch really does need to get these guys to step up so we can run the ball kill the clock bring the lbs and dbs up to the line of scrimmage then throw the ball. When we had the great defense we also had the best time of possession in the league. The D was fresh got of the field on 3rd downs and the other teams offense never got in rhythm. It looks like Coach Fisher is going to go back to what "brung us". This could be a much better year than we think.
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