The Tennessee Titans are going to find ways to get the ball to rookie running back Bishop Sankey early and often in this weekends game against the Cleveland Browns.
“You will see (more reps for Sankey). That’s coming,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “And I think you’ll see more of that earlier in the game this week.”
Sankey has been getting more snaps than anyone else in the Titans backfield but most of them came in the second half. The Titans are starting to realize that Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster simply are not that good.
The Titans had expressed concern over Sankey’s ability to hold onto the ball and his footwork during the preseason but Whisenhunt says there has been improvement.
“He’s made strides and done some of the things we’ve asked him, and in turn, he’s going to get more reps and they’re going to be earlier in the game. He’s going to get in the game earlier no matter what because he’s a good football player, but that’s coming.”
Sankey has managed 127 yards and one touchdown on 19 touches the past two weeks. Given the Browns struggles to defend the run one could expect a large day out of him this week.