RB Javon Ringer - Tennessee Titans

5-9, 205Born: 2-2-1987College: Michigan StateDrafted: Round 5, pick

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2012 Week 4 vs HOU (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer saw his first action of the season after missing three games with a hand injury. He had two carries for fourteen yards and looked quick getting to the hole on both of his interior runs. Ringer will likely only see the field to give Chris Johnson a rest but at least he is back healthy and able to play.

2012 Week 5 vs MIN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

Ringer had three receptions in the Titans hurry up offense against Minnesota. However, he was injured late in the contest and looks to be out for the year.

2011 Week 2 vs BAL (5 / 21 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Javon Ringer made the most of his opportunities. He took a counter, turned left and cut up the field for a 12 yard TD. He also made a few plays in the passing game. He shows toughness and also looked quite agile. Reminds you a bit of Fred Jackson, and even has a little Ray Rice in him, as he isn't super fast, but he seems to "run like a running back", showing very good vision and balance. There is no question he could be a very good running back if CJ ever goes down. One word of caution though regarding Titans fans who might start pining for Ringer. The holes that he had just weren't there for CJ. Ringer's touchdown was nice, but CJ would have easily scored on that play, had the defense defended it the exact same way. Ringer hasn't earned the respect of the defense enough to merit the type of attention that CJ received, so while he did look impressive, be cautious in trying to compare his runs with those of CJ's.

2011 Week 3 vs DEN (6 / -6 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Ringer was active again this week and was used to spell Chris Johnson out of the backfield on a handful of carries. Unfortunately, four of his six carries went for negative yardage as the Broncos defense sniffed out the run whenever he was in the game. He did have one nice play, a thirteen yard reception to get the Titans deep in to Broncos territory on the way to their first touchdown. On the play, Ringer bumped an oncoming pass rusher and snuck through the line of scrimmage for a screen pass. He was able to cleanly catch the ball and turn upfield to gain a first down.

2011 Week 4 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer once again spelled Chris Johnson for the Titans and once again was fairly ineffective as a runner. Each of his carries came between the tackles but he was only able to gain positive yardage on two of his four runs. Despite scoring in the first game of the season, it would appear that Ringer's role for the Titans at present will be severely limited as long as Johnson is healthy.

2011 Week 5 vs PIT (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 16 / 0 rec)

While his numbers may not reflect a big game (in large part due to the stingy Pittsburgh defense), Ringer exhibited the ability to make himself in the receiving game. On a play that didn't even count towards his stat line due to a penalty, Ringer caught a flare pass on a 3rd-and-7, made a move and gained what would have been enough yardage for a first down had a pre-snap false penalty not negated it. While obviously the clear backup to Johnson, Ringer is a back that Tennessee can trust to handle the load should Johnson go down. And they already clearly do trust him in no-huddle packages, which often involve a lot of blitz pickups.

2011 Week 7 vs HOU (3 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Ringer was able to find some room to move late in the game when the Texans were on autopilot a bit. He didn't see a carry until the third quarter when he came in for the struggling Chris Johnson and while he did well, the Titans aren't looking to increase his duties.

2011 Week 8 vs IND (14 / 60 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)

Ringer excelled in all facets of the game today, continually showcasing his determination and strength. The Colts seemed focused on trying to stop run, facing 8 man fronts Ringer consistently ran through the first tackler always working and grinding for extra yardage. It also looked as if the line was giving a little extra effort whenever Ringer touched the field. Adding to his 60 yards on the ground, he also was able to benefit from loose coverage and gained 42 yards on 5 receptions. The situation really feels like Ringer could be the newest version of Fred Jackson's story from a few years ago, the runner always managed to get something from minimal situations. Also gaining more and more trust with the staff ending the game with him grinding out the clock.

2011 Week 9 vs CIN (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Ringer's opportunities were severely limited by Johnson's effectiveness. He was just tripped up on what could have been a big gain and although he hit the hole harder than Johnson, that generally meant hitting a hole that wasn't there and limiting big play potential. Ringer did look good on a screen pass in the open field and delivered the hit on the DB at the end of the play.

2011 Week 10 vs CAR (6 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Javon Ringer took a backseat to Chris Johnson in this game, carrying only to spell the former 2,000 yard rusher. As a result, Ringer's impact was limited to a few short carries.

2011 Week 11 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Ringer did not have any rushing attempts against the Falcons but was used as an outlet receiver on a number of plays in the hurry up offense in the second half. The mere fact that he is getting any playing time at all should be viewed as an indication of Chris Johnson's awful play.

2011 Week 12 vs TB (9 / 12 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 6 / 0 rec)

Had to fill in for Johnson in the 1st half but made a terrible blunder right before the 1st half as he fumbled a reception and it set TB up on a short field as they were able to cash in. That's the type of play that will keep him sitting on the sidelines. Ringer did see a carry in the red zone on 1st and goal as the Titans were driving late to take the lead in the game.

2011 Week 13 vs BUF (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -8 / 0 rec)

Ringer only had one touch in the first half, which came on a screen pass that resulted in a 5-yard loss. He was given some work in the second half as the Titans tried to shorten the game and protect their lead, but did not get enough carries to make a significant impact.

2010 Week 1 vs OAK (5 / 33 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer looked good on his 15 yard TD run. If he gets red zone carries going forward, he'll have some fantasy value, but it's hard to see the Titans taking out Chris Johnson too often in that field position. He confirms his worth as a handcuff to Johnson, though.

2010 Week 2 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer's only action came after Johnson broke a long gain for an 85 yard TD run. It was called back and Johnson was taken out of the game to rest. Ringer had two short carries and he was stuffed both times.

2010 Week 3 vs NYG (6 / 30 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer was brought in sparingly to spell Johnson and when the game was taken care of. When the important carries were being had on the goal line and on third downs, Johnson was favoured. Ringer had a productive day considering the low workload given, but it is really tough to analyze his performance as a whole. He gained his yards with large running lanes available due to lack of respect for his running ability.

2010 Week 4 vs DEN (2 / 50 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer's numbers look good, but are somewhat misleading. His big 54 yard run was aided by perfect blocking and execution, leading to a hole so large it would make Chris Johnson jealous immediately. He did little else in the game and was too hampered by the same things as Johnson on the ground but with a much lighter workload.

2010 Week 5 vs DAL (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Ringer was utilized to spell Chris Johnson on one series in the second quarter and one play in the fourth quarter. Ringer was given the ball on four straight plays and generated thirteen yards and one first down during the series. Ringer ran hard on all of his carries but had the most success running to the right side behind tackle Michael Roos. Ringer finished the day with two receptions, one more then Chris Johnson.

2010 Week 6 vs JAX (10 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Ringer entered the game here and there to spell Johnson and provided a nice boost. He showed good vision on his first carry that went for 7 yards. He ran hard straight ahead and showed speed to get the outside. He got all the work for one drive in the third quarter and was used in combination with CJ to control the ball and run out the clock.

2010 Week 7 vs PHI (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Javon Ringer had just two carries against Philadelphia for a modest nine yards (four and five yards, respectively). Ringer has value only as Chris Johnson's handcuff

2010 Week 8 vs SD (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer had just two touches in the game, the first coming on a short inside run in the first half and the second on a third and 1 run late in the first half. He was stuffed for a loss on the play, and didn't see another look the rest of the way.

2010 Week 10 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Ringer received 6 carries in this game, and didn't do much with them. His pre-season exploits haven't carried over into game action much. He could be a very valuable weapon as a guy who gives CJ relief and still runs effectively. However the Dolphins shut him down, albeit on very limited carries.

2010 Week 12 vs HOU (4 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Javon Ringer was the lone bright spot in the Titans' offensive performance on Sunday against the Texans. Ringer was responsible for the Titans' second longest play from scrimmage. On the play, he took the handoff off tackle to the left, broke through the line, and evaded two linebackers on the way to a 17 yard gain and first down. His other three carries averaged over 3 yards each as well, besting the effot by Chris Johnson. Ringer is still being utilized as a change of pace from Chris Johnson but entered this game after Johnson tweaked his ankle.

2010 Week 13 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Ringer spelled CJ for a couple of plays this week, managing to snag a short screen pass in the process.

2010 Week 15 vs HOU (4 / 19 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer's touchdown run was vultured, as Chris Johnson brought the ball 42 yards down to the 8 yard line and then took a breather - but the touchdown itself was earned. Ringer only had four carries, but he ran with authority each time, leaving a simple reminder that if ever given the opportunity, he could produce well in this offense.

2009 Week 6 vs NE (7 / 47 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rookie Javon Ringer saw his first extended action of the season, replacing Lendale White as the complement to Chris Johnson after White fumbled the ball in New England territory. Ringer averaged 4 yards per carry between the tackles on his first 4 carries before breaking off a 32 yard run that moved the Titans in to Patriots' territory for only the 2nd time all game. After barreling through the line of scrimmage, Ringer found an extra gear in open-field and raced up the field for his longest career gain. He stayed in the game with Vince Young in the fourth quarter but was unable to gain any yardage on his last two touches as the clock wound down.

2009 Week 12 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ringer was the backup because LenDale White was inactive, but he looked overwhelmed when he was out, running small and generating little power or leg drive.