NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Munchak is encouraged by the early results of his Tennessee Titans’ ability to run the ball.
"That's what we're hoping to be all about, what we'd be able to establish and we did that," Munchak said Friday.
"We have to be a team that we're going to do it if it's there. If we think it's there, we're going to run the ball and take over on the line of scrimmage. We may run it 10 times in a row if that's what it takes to win, or we feel we can take a game over."
Tennessee lost Thursday night's preseason opener 22-21 to Washington, but the Titans weren't at full strength at least with the run game. Right tackle
Now Munchak says he's real excited and wants to see Warmack and Stewart in a game together after finally getting Levitre and left tackle
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"We saw a lot of versatility in what these guys can do this year and with the type of backs we have and a quarterback that is mobile and can take advantage of that play action, we have a lot of things, we feel, that will open up as we get into the season," Munchak said.
Locker wasn't asked to do much against the Redskins because the run game was working so well. The quarterback was 7 of 11 for 58 yards and was sacked twice. The Titans also gave up touchdown drives of 64 yards or longer to three different quarterbacks, so they have plenty to work on before visiting Cincinnati on Aug. 17.
But Johnson's touchdown was a perfect example of how well the Titans blocked. The line pushed the Redskins to the right with tight end
"That was very well blocked and he makes that last guy miss, and that's what you preach," Munchak said. "When you put eight in the box there's only one guy for him to make miss and he did that. It was very well executed, and we came back on the next drive and did the same thing."
Johnson called the early results very encouraging after the game.
"It's just a situation that we want to continue to get better and better every week," Johnson said. "We know we're doing a good job, but we don't think we're there yet."
Notes: Munchak said LB