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Johnson’s big game comes after Munchak calls out linemen in team meeting

Mike Munchak

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak yells to his players in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)


After Titans running back Chris Johnson gained 13 yards on 12 carries against the Falcons last Sunday, Tennessee coach Mike Munchak said of his team, “[W]e didn’t block well.”

Munchak had more specific words for his offensive line on Saturday night.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Munchak called out multiple linemen during the pregame team meeting.

Whatever Munchak said, it worked. Johnson gained 190 yards on 23 carries, even though he still seems to lack the explosiveness demonstrated during the first three years of his career.

The best news is that the Titans moved to 6-5 on the season, putting them firmly in the hunt for a wild-card berth.