The Nashville Tennessean reports on the subject of running the football, Titans HC Jeff Fisher is a serious man. And he's making no secrets about his team's desire to run it a lot more in 2006. "Obviously, we're going to get back to old-school football and run it,'' Fisher said. "That's our intention, that's our desire, and that's where the work has been emphasized this offseason. "As far as who does it? Well, we have some great options right now. We will not have a shortage of running backs by no means.'' A year ago, no Titan running back eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a game for the first time since the 1986 season. The team finished 23rd in the NFL in rushing yards per game, while the NFL's best teams ran it often, and ran it well. This offseason, RB Chris Brown has added 10 pounds to be better equipped to handle more of a load. RB Travis Henry is healthy after ankle surgery, and thinks he can return to his Pro Bowl days in Buffalo. Rookie RB LenDale White, meanwhile, is ready to make a splash of his own after piling up yards at USC. He's expected to be a factor in short-yardage situations this fall, with hopes of doing much more. In addition to those players, RB Jarrett Payton and RB Damien Nash return, and seventh-round draft pick RB Quinton Ganther will also be in the mix when training camp begins. When the Titans start training camp later this month, how the Titans plan on using the backs will begin to come into better focus. In addition to more carries, Fisher said he wants a solid average per carry, which should allow the team to control the football more.
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden