RTC: Chris Johnson knows his role

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans…

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s no run-of-the-mill backup quarterback. He lists a favorite economist in the Titans’ press guide. How will the Harvard grads smarts translate into wins on the field, wonders John Glennon of The Tennessean.

With Jackie Battle getting a lot of the short-yardage carries (And Shonn Greene's return looming), Chris Johnson knows if he scores a touchdown it’s probably going to have to be from a little ways out, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Johnson needs to do a better job making guys miss, says Glennon.

Fitzpatrick was a seventh-round pick, but he’s started more games than a lot of guys selected ahead of him, says David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

Alterraun Verner’s knack for finding the ball has been giant for the Titans while they’ve built a plus-9 turnover differential, says Teresa Walker of the AP.