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.