McCarthy did scout work today
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) August 22, 2013
McCarthy won’t play on Saturday but did make it through practice on Thursday with no issues #Titans
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 22, 2013
It’s probably a little too late for Colin McCarthy to save his starting job. After the Aug. 17 preseason loss, head coach Mike Munchak admitted that Moise Fokou had gained an advantage because he has been taking almost all of the reps at training camp. McCarthy has been sidelined with a nagging hamstring injury. This kept him out for at least three preseason games.
Injuries kept McCarthy out of nine games last season. One of his seven appearances came against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Oct. 11, McCarthy registered eight tackles in a 26-23 Titans victory. McCarthy probably won’t get the starting reps when these teams collide for the Week 1 opener on Sep. 8. Maybe that will give him some extra time to heal up.
Linebackers have been falling like flies. Akeem Ayers, Zach Brown and Zaviar Gooden are other linebackers who aren’t expected to play in the third preseason game. Those injuries have forced management to pursue free agents who can at least finish out training camp, e.g. Gary Guyton.
What have our readers thought about Fokou over the first two games? Has it been an improvement or regression when compared to McCarthy starting? Will McCarthy re-gain his starting job later this season? Discuss in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.