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You can't help but feel good about the Titans rushing attack after the preseason opener, even in the monsoon that engulfed LP Field for much of the first half.
The Titans are going to have to rely heavily on their committee of running backs to make a surge towards the postseason in 2014. There may be some promising options in the passing game, but controlling the line of scrimmage will still be vital for Jake Locker's confidence to avoid long third-down attempts.
Every Titan running back showed promising signs in the preseason win over the Packers, with Shonn Greene getting the 13-yard touchdown run after the defense forced a turnover for a short field. Those are the kinds of opportunities the Titans will have to cash in on when given the opportunity by this aggressive defense.
Dexter McCluster got limited touches but looked sharp in his small amount of action.
Perhaps the sharpest of all the running backs isn't even listed as a running back, and that's Jackie Battle. He may have contributed to an interception by not securing a reception, but he bounced back with solid play the rest of the way.
He's listed as a fullback and gives the Titans a ton of versatility, as Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean mentioned:
Then you have rookie Bishop Sankey, who many are claiming has a great chance at rookie of the year honors. He looked the part in his debut as both a runner and a receiver. The Titans have to be excited about what their running game brought to the table in sloppy conditions.