First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Mini Camp Begins Today


The Tennessee Titans kick off mandatory mini camp today and unlike the OTA’s, all players are expected to participate. This will be the last of the organized activities before the summer break, and training camp gets started late next month. The big question is, number one: will running back Shonn Greene sow up and number two: will he be in shape?

5 things to watch as Titans begin minicamp – Jim Wyatt The Tennessean

Ten days of organized team activities are in the books for the Titans.

On Tuesday, they begin a three-day minicamp at Saint Thomas Sports Park that will wrap up the offseason program.

Here are five things to watch:

Ken Whisenhunt coming off as looser, more forthcoming in second season – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

As the Titans prepare to kick off their mandatory minicamp before summer vacation, coach Ken Whisenhunt has come off as looser and less reserved.

It’s a media-centric change that obviously can have a direct bearing on me and indirectly has an effect on people reading about the team.

While a coach and reporter are going to have periodic tug of wars — and they can be more difficult and prolonged in the context of a 2-14 season — I had no issue with Whisenhunt on that front in his first year as the Tennessee Titans coach.

It was a surprise to me, however, how frequently listeners to the Nashville radio show I co-host expressed concern or even disappointment about the way he answered questions when they listened to or watched news conferences.

Marcus Mariota Favors Delanie Walker, Jalston Fowler as Justin Hunter, Kendall Wright Battle with Dorial Green-Beckham, Hakeem Nicks – Lauren Moranor – Sports World Report

Marcus Mariota is not concerned about a true No.1 wide receiver. The Tennessee Titans are letting their new slew of receivers battle it out during mini camps and training camp to determine who gets the nod as the starting three. The Titans loaded up on receiving talent in both free agency and in the NFL Draft. Mariota told the media that he is not worried about finding a favorite target, but instead looking to just push the offense with whomever is on the field.

Shonn Greene expected at Titans minicamp – Fox Sports

With the voluntary portion of the Tennessee Titans‘ offseason program over, the team is set to hold a mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday. With that, the team figures to see running back Shonn Greeneonce again.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Greene plans to be in attendance for the three-day camp. The seventh-year pro has skipped all of Tennessee’s OTA sessions thus far. ESPN’s Paul Kusharsky reported Greene has been spening time with his newborn son in Miami.

Off-season report card: Tennessee Titans – Doug Farrar Sports Illustrated

After three fairly average seasons under coach Mike Munchak, the Titans’ brain trust replaced Munchak with former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt ahead of the 2014 season. It was hoped that Whisenhunt’s offensive acumen, combined with the exciting, blitz-heavy style of new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, would take the Titans to a new level, perhaps even the postseason. Not too much to expect, one would assume, after a 7–9 season in ’13.

Safe to say, the 2–14 season that followed fell far below everybody’s expectations. Quarterback Jake Locker, the eighth pick in the 2011 draft, missed nine games for the second season in a row and then retired in March at age 26. His in-season replacement, sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger, did the best he could behind an underpowered offensive line and underwhelming receiver corps, throwing more touchdowns than interceptions and maintaining his composure despite being pressured on nearly 38 percent of his dropbacks.

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