Say what you will about the blocking and play-calling, but Chris Johnson's play this season has been unacceptable, as is his calling out his offensive line for not blocking.
When you're the highest-paid player on the team, you're supposed to play like it, and right now, Johnson might be the worst starting running back in the NFL. And as you can see, the blocking isn't as bad as he makes it out to be.
The Titans coaching staff is going to stick with Johnson this week, but I hope they just mean as a starter. If he struggles early against a Lions squad that's given up over 80 yards rushing per game, then it will have to start giving carries to Javon Ringer, Jamie Harper and Darius Reynaud.
I know that the staff wants to give Johnson as many chances as it can; after all, he's been an elite playmaker as recently as the end of last year, and it has sunk millions of dollars into him, so it wants to see if there's any chance he'll live up to his paycheck.
However, they also need to recognize when a player isn't good enough to start anymore. If that's the case with Johnson, then it would help the Titans to know what they have at running back.
Besides, even if the passing game does improve, you won't win many games averaging 1.1 yards per carry.