Titans focus on run game to boost offense, team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans want to get back to what they used to do best, and that’s run the football.

Under a mandate from the general manager and head coach, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has put together a playbook designed to make the most of a revamped offensive line, Chris Johnson and his new backup, Shon Greene.

That should help ease the growing pains for quarterback Jake Locker in his third season and boost an offense last in the league in time of possession. The Titans haven’t ranked in the league’s top 10 for running the ball since 2009 when Johnson ran for 2,006 yards.

Loggains says the Titans will be a run-first team able to stay on the ground both when they want and need to hand off the ball.

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