Former Titan and current Jet RB Chris Johnson feels that the team should emphasize the running game.
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Jets RB Chris Johnson, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards in every season since 2008 – the NFL’s longest active streak – believes the team needs to run the ball more to be successful after starting 1-2.
“Of course we want to run the ball more times and get into where we run the ball 35, 40 times a game, and give us both the opportunity to get a chance to run the ball hard,” Johnson told reporters this week, via the New York Post. “I know we both envisioned probably getting more carries, not just us both getting 10, 12 apiece. Probably more than that. A lot of times, you’ve got to go how the game goes, and we’ve been put in situations where we’ve had to throw the ball.”
Johnson thought that he and Ivory have done “pretty well” with the opportunities they got, but the two players are hardly equals. Ivory is averaging 5.7 yards per carry to only 3.5 for Johnson. Ivory has 32 more yards receiving than Johnson despite seeing five fewer targets.