Cardinals need to continue to use both Johnsons
David Johnson is going to be a star in this league. He can run, he can catch. We know this. What we also found out is that according to coach Bruce Arians, is that he has made some mental errors.
Enter Chris Johnson. He only carried the ball once in week on against the Patriots. However he actually ended up carrying the ball more against the Bucs than David Johnson.
Chris Johnson carried the ball 16 times for 54 yards versus David Johnson’s 12 carries for 45 yards. David Johnson also had three receptions for 98 yards.
The Cardinals have expressed desire to get David Johnson at least 25 touches a game. I get that, but let’s not wear the guy out, especially when you have Chris Johnson running hard behind him.
As we saw, utilizing both Johnsons is the best route to take. David Johnson is a beast and Chris Johnson can take hard hits as we saw on Sunday.