Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm
Antonio Andrews has been the workhorse for the Titans in recent weeks – he had 78 yards on 15 carries against the Jaguars – and Bishop Sankey is also expected to be active on Sunday with Dexter McCluster out with a knee injury.
Cobb said he’s looking forward to more chances, and for an opportunity to be more productive.
“The preseason is nothing like the regular season, and practice is nothing like a real game. Just getting my feet wet, it was good,’’ Cobb said. “I know they are not going to give me anything, so I have to go out and earn it. I have to go out and work hard and when I get opportunities I have to do well."
Cobb finished with four carries for minus-3 yards last week. He'll be a risky fantasy start until we start to see more of a workload.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Cobb showed flashes in the preseason as a hard-charging back who sheds tackles. The question today is whether he's in football shape and seen as a viable contributor. With the Titans clinging to life in the awful AFC South, Cobb's return still has meaning.
After a strong showing against the Saints, we expect Andrews to hold down RB1 duties for at least one more week. But Cobb's return certainly takes some wind out of his sails.
Rhythm at running back has been an issue for me all season. Terrance West remains the back who’s had the most carries in a game, with 13 on opening day in Tampa Bay.
A 15-yard gain? To the bench. A seven-yard conversion? To the bench. A 10-yard gain? Yield to McCluster.
Andrews was excellent as a single back, lined up eight yards deep. That’s how six of his runs started, and those produced 53 yards. His four carries with a tight end or fullback in front of him produced four yards.
It was a very good showing by Andrews.
The Titans had West on the inactive list, but Andrews could soon face a challenge from rookie David Cobb, another strong back. Cobb is eligible to return to play on Nov. 8 in New Orleans after spending time on injured reserve. Cobb very well may be the type of runner the Titans give the ball more to, and is worth an add if you're struggling at the position, but right now the Titans seem happy with a rotation.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt doesn’t sound like a coach who is in a rush to identify his leading rusher.
“What’s wrong with what we’ve been doing in the first three weeks running the football?” he said.
Whisenhunt’s approach is to install different offensive packages that are suited to each back’s skill-set. Then the Titans go with whatever is working in a given game.
That helps explain why a different player has been the leading rusher in each of the Titans’ three games — Sankey against Tampa Bay, McCluster against Cleveland and Andrews against Indianapolis.
“I don’t know what it’s going to be next week or the next week that we play,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s going to go from week to week.”
Antonio Andrews was the lead back in Week 3, while Terrance West was a healthy scratch, so it appears that Andrews has passed West on the depth chart, at the very least. Owners won't be able to start Andrews with confidence in Week 5, but if he continues to produce, he should work his way into the flex conversation fairly quickly. Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster will continue to get opportunities as well.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 8:33am
In a Week 1 win at Tampa Bay, running back Bishop Sankey led the way in the running game.
McCluster had a team-high 98 yards on 10 carries against the Browns, nearly getting his rushing total from a year ago (131 yards) in one game. Sankey (12-42) and West (3-10), meanwhile, had relatively quiet days.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt offered praise for McCluster on Monday. McCluster said the plan going in was to get him some touches.
The Titans are getting production from their running backs but this looks like an unpredictable committee approach. McCluster has never really carried the load as an RB. Sankey led the team in carries but only turned 12 rushes into 42 yards.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm
Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, out) did not practice Wednesday. McCluster may miss the rest of the season. His absence should open up passing down snaps for Bishop Sankey and/or Leon Washington.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 14. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean said he thinks Wright is a “no-go” for Sunday due to a splint on his right wrist. Wright said he “hopes” to go in Week 15, but will see how he feels on Sunday. If he’s out, downgrade Zach Mettenberger and upgrade Delanie Walker, Nate Washington and Derek Hagan. Dexter McCluster might be a sneaky PPR play as well, since he can do some of the same things as Wright.
Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm
Titans RB Dexter McCluster (concussion, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13.
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