May 31, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans assistant coach Shawn Jefferson (right) works with wide receivers Diondre Borel (left) and Marc Mariani (center) during organized team activities at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
So the first Tennessee Titans OTA open to the media has been wrapped up and the speculation over a lot of nothings can begin. Here’s what we’ve gleaned on the first day from our faithful Titan media hounds such as Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky.
Gregg Williams looks like a defensive coordinator.
Wow. Really? Total shocker. For those that thought Gregg Williams would sit around the sidelines and keep his head in the playbook were sorely mistaken. Jerry Gray spent most of his time hanging out in the defensive backfield trying to get a view from the secondary positions. How this morphs into the season is yet to be seen, but I believe it will become apparent that the titles the duo carry will have minimal correlation to their actual roles.
Nate Washington stands out.
For all the offseason drama around Nate Washington, he’s still on the roster. I haven’t finished watching all of the tape yet, but I’m still searching for all the plays he took off or the supposed lack of effort he displayed at the end of the year. Nate was Locker’s most reliable target throughout a rough season last year, and if you truly are trying to surround Locker with the tools to succeed, you don’t take away his safety blanket.
Moises Fokou starts over McCarthy
Definitely shouldn’t read too much into this one, as Mike Munchak said, but honestly not a bad thing. Colin McCarthy is only at about 80% and is much more familiar with the system. Fokou needs to get up to speed and I have no problem with him working with the first team right now. What’s the worse that can happen? Fokou ends up being an upgrade over McCarthy? Upgrade sounds good to me.
The first day of guys running around in shorts always brings a lot of overreaction over nothing. However, these are a couple of items, that if they become tends, will be something to keep an eye on.
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