Tight End Bo Scaife arrived at Baptist Sports Park Monday to join his teammates for voluntary OTA sessions. Even though Scaife signed his one year 4.9 million dollar tender, he continued to work out on his own in Colorado hoping that his absence would help in his plea for a long term deal with the Titans. “I love the Titans. I love my teammates. I love coach (Jeff) Fisher and the rest of the coaching staff. Upstairs, they’ll take care of that but downstairs I have no problem with anyone down here or any one of my teammates,” Scaife said after an afternoon training session on Monday. Scaife, who lead the Titans in receptions during the 2007 season, will once again return as the number one Tight End on the roster, with Jared Cook and Craig Stevens battling it out for the number two spot during training camp.
In my personal opinion I hope we sign Scaife to a long term deal as long as he continues to produce as he has. Big Bo has been a constant presence on our Offense and with the emergence of Jared Cook I think the two could become a great tandem as legitimate receiving threats. Scaife is also an extremely well rounded player who can play both as a blocker and a down the field option. Fisher said in a press interview on Monday “Guys do different things for different reasons. You know it’s good. It looks like he’s been working out. He’s in shape, picked the offense up fine as long as he continues to participate in the off-season program things will be fine.” Fisher has always pressed attendance during the off season as a part of building success during the season and tries to instill leadership among his veteran players such as Scaife.
I believe that Bo showing up, despite his long term contract issues, shows not only team before self but may also be a subtle message to Running Back Chris Johnson, as hinted at in a Monday Press Conference:
“It’s a blessing just to have what I do have. I’m never one of those guys to be upset. I’m not a holdout guy, never going to be a holdout guy. Every little piece that I get I’m blessed to have because I know a lot of people don’t have that. So I’m glad what the Titans are giving me right now, and hopefully we’ll figure something out one of these days,” said Scaife.