Titans’ Shonn Greene dealing with sore knee, hopeful to play Week 2

9/10/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Tennessee Titans already have an elite running back in the form of former first-rounder Chris Johnson, who immediately found his way into the team’s starting lineup as a rookie in  2008. Just a year later, Johnson had a 2,000-yard season and has been consistently contributing at least 1,000 rushing yards to the Titans’ offense ever since. But that didn’t stop the Titans form adding former New York Jets running back Shonn Greene to their backfield this offseason.
Greene carried the ball just four times for 18 yards in the Titans’ season opener, only because he suffered a knee injury in the second quarter and was forced to exit the game early. In his relief, Jackie Battle got a three yard touchdown in the Titans’ 16-9 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Greene watched the rest of the game from the sidelines while treating his knee with ice.
But the Titans are hopeful that Greene will be ready to go in their next game in Week 2. In fact, Titans head coach Mike Munchack does not believe Greene’s injury to be serious and said he should be able to return for the team’s first division game of the season against the Houston Texans this Sunday.
“He’s a little sore today, but he’s walking pretty good. It’s just a matter of seeing how the next 48 hours are for him, as far as how quickly he’ll be able to run and feel good,” Munchack said. “But it’s good he’s up and going.”
The Titans ran the ball well against the Steelers over the weekend, putting out a run-to-pass ratio of 42-20.
 “We’ll have some that go for no gain and we’ll pop a couple 7 yarders,” Titans left guard Andy v said. “I think we did a good job later in the game effectively moving the ball. And that’s something we’ve talked about since we got here in the spring, being able to run the ball and then throw it when we feel like throwing it.”
“They were able to run the ball at times on us, particularly in that red area,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said of the Titans’ offense after the game. “Just not acceptable.”
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