Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey will be part of a running back-by-committee situation moving forward in Tennessee Volunteers , the Tennessean reports.
In case it wasn't apparent from the Titans having a different leading rusher in each of their first three games, head coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed the team is perfectly content feeding the hot hand rather than consistently featuring a single running back. As a result, Sankey, Dexter McCluster , Antonio Andrews and Terrance West should all continue to see touches moving forward, health permitting.
McCluster played his usual change-of-pace role, but failed to get into the open field much against the Colts. The Titans have a lot of uncertainty in their backfield at the moment, but McCluster's week-to-week role seems pretty steady.
McCluster was a bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming performance by Tennessee's offense. The shifty running back out-touched starter Bishop Sankey 14 to 12, and made his touches count as he cleared the century mark in yards from scrimmage. McCluster's small stature will keep him from ever seeing significantly more action than he did in this one, but his big-play ability allows him to make the most of the limited looks he does receive.
The top three candidates to be the
"We'll look at a lot of different guys," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We'll see where Jacoby fits in that mix. Antonio did a nice job for us last year. Dexter has done it before, and we'll see what other guys (might be in the mix)."
When a team suffers through a 2-14 season, many of its players are inevitably considered disappointments. Such was certainly the case with
McCluster was supposed to bring versatility to the position as both a ball carrier and pass-catcher. But he not only wasn't given much of an opportunity, he did little with those he received. He managed just 131 yards on 40 carries for a 3.3 average and snagged 26 passes for 197 yards.
Like many of his teammates, he has expressed confidence that all will be better this season. "Right now, I know the plays, I know what I have to do," he told ESPN. "I know who I have to read and I'm feeling a lot more comfortable."
McCluster has some competition for that role from Bishop Sankey and rookie David Cobb. McCluster could play a significant part in the return game, but he struggled with that task a year ago as well.
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