At Wednesday’s OTA’s the receiving group had a big day. This is good because it was one of the poorer groups on a poor team a year ago. Earlier in the year Mike Mularkey called the group out on their poor play
Before practice Wednesday Mike Mularkey met with Justin Hunter personally to have a discussion about his play. He told reporters he wanted Justin to play more aggressive, and when he lines up to tell the corner back he’s lined up with that you can’t cover me.
He also said he wants Hunter to succeed and that the team will do whatever they have to, to get him playing on the level that they want him. I give Mike a lot of respect for this, as a coach you not only kick your players in the rear when they need it, you build them up when they need it as well.
Tajae Sharpe has a big day as well, and the coaching staff took notice. Sharpe was praised for his smooth route running and ability to catch the ball. He even earned first team reps as a rotational player.
Marcus Mariota was impressed with him and with the other new comer Rishad Matthews.
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Marcus told reporters that they both were flying around making play, and that they both were picking up the play book very well. He added that he trusts them to make plays as long as they can keep it up when the pads come on.
Kendall Wright was the star of OTA’s making several big plays, and catching a deep over-the shoulder pass from Alex Tanney at the end of practice.
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This is very good news, even though the Titans will be a run first football team we need someone who can stretch the field so defenses won’t have eight or nine players in the box on every play. If all these receivers can keep this level of play up Marcus Mariota should be one happy camper.
On a side note, Kalan Reed had a nice day as well. The corner back Tennessee picked up in the seventh round out of Southern Mississippi. The coaching staff noticed that he can run forever, that he just doesn’t get tired. He made a big play and broke up a pass intended for Dorial Green-Beckham.