Still far from where the Arizona Cardinals need him but David Johnson helps out offense on Sunday
On the ground, Arizona Cardinals fans are still disappointed with the performance running back David Johnson is putting on the ground. However it isn’t all the fault of Johnson but he’d probably be the first to tell you he needs to do better.
Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Johnson had 44-yards on the ground on 11-carries. That matched the 11-carries he had last week. His high in carries and yards remains his week 1 effort with 18-carries for 82-yards.
However he helped out in the passing game big time on Sunday. Quarterback Kyler Murray found him 8 times for 99-yards on Sunday. That means another 143-all purpose yard day for Johnson.
Johnson ended up being the best receiver on the day for the Cardinals. He found some nice running room after the catch against the Seahawks.
Johnson’s longest catch and run went for 31-yards. It was by far the longest completion of the day for the Cardinals.
With Murray running the ball more and also trying to get backup Chase Edmonds involved as well, Johnson may not see better days than this day against the Seahawks for the remainder of the season.
That somehow frustrates a lot of fans. Agreed, he doesn’t seem to be the same back he was 4-years ago. However if he is putting over 100-all purpose yards out there every week, then he is helping the cause.
Between Johnson, Murray, and Edmonds, the Cardinals ran for 104-yards. So, whether they get 100-yards from one guy or a combination, the yards are still coming. Murray is going to give them some yards with his legs and Edmonds is a nice spell for Johnson on the ground as well.
If Johnson can continue to be a threat in the passing game and they start stacking up wins, then does it really matter where the yards are coming from? In case you were going to ask, no it doesn’t.