Yesterday Craig Peters of Tennessee Titans Online had an article about how the Titans plan to play Kendall Wright in the position they normally have Britt.
If this gives you flash backs to the Fisher era of “we can’t get them on the field at the same time because they play the same position”, I wouldn’t be worried. As eerily similar as that may sound, it’s not the case. I refuse to believe that anyone would make that mistake again.
The article was a little confusing to me. Here’s a few bits from him interviewing offensive coordinator Chris Palmer. I think you’ll see what I mean.
We’ve put (Wright) at the “X” position,” Palmer said. “That’s the position that Kenny Britt plays. (Wright will) grow from that position into playing other positions. (Receivers coach) Dave Ragone and I talked about it.
Dave really wanted to play (Wright) at “Z,” but when we left the rookie minicamp, Dave realized that this is the best for the player. Those are things that old coaches learn through the years and can impart to the younger catches.”
Palmer talks about how he feels he made mistakes with the Giants Manningham in his rookie year by moving him around so much his rookie season. He feels that this is the best thing for Wright and his career. I can see where he is coming from on that.
The end of the article is where I become okay with everything else:
Palmer said he wants Wright and Britt available on the field as often as possible.
Wanting and doing can be two very different things. Hopefully they’re not in Chris Palmer’s book.
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