The Tennessee Titans absolutely know how to run a running back into the ground. George was one of their most essential outlets before 2001 as he averaged over 330 carries per season. His outstanding return made him a crucial cog in their offense but they should have eased the burden on him (via CBS News).
In 2001, George’s deterioration began as he experienced a bunch of nagging injuries. He sprained his ankle and also damaged a toe ligament, both of which curtailed his productivity. These combined to seriously impact Tennessee’s season because they didn’t have much of a plan B without him.