As long as you’ve been watching football, whether that’s Tennessee Titans football or anything else, you’ve probably gotten used to hearing a few things that don’t have to be defined. You just know what they are when you hear them.
There’s BYU. There’s a Last Chance U (or several). There’s even a school in South Florida that we refer to simply as ‘The U’, but most of you probably haven’t heard of ‘Tight End U’, at least not until now.
Before we get into that, let’s talk about recent Tennessee Titans history.
Titans tight end Anthony Firkser has a lot of pressure on him come the regular season. Anyone who had to follow the departed Jonnu Smith had big shoes to fill, and we already knew that. Still, after Tennessee extended both he and Geoff Swaim but decided not to add anyone else at the position until they added a couple of undrafted prospects post-draft, questions were raised about whether the two-tone blue and their fans would see a drop-off in production at the position.
That’s an area of concern that hasn’t fallen on deaf ears as far as Firkser is concerned. It appears that the 26-year-old is doing his part to ensure he’ll be ready come Week 1.
So, what should Titans fans make of this ‘Tight End Camp’?
The first-ever Tight End University begins its first-ever session in Nashville. Young NFL guns and veterans will hang out with two guys who are widely seen as the game’s best (George Kittle and Travis Kelce) along with recently-retired 14-year veteran Greg Olsen.
Rookie sensation Kyle Pitts will be attending as will guys like Zach Ertz, Eric Ebron, and Hunter Henry. Recently, some nice things were said about Firkser in a tight-end ranking that was released by Pro Football Focus, but having this much wisdom that he can learn a few things from probably means one thing.
Titans fans can expect a focused and game-ready version of the six-foot-two, 246-pound Harvard man that already has 77 receptions, 905 receiving yards, and five touchdowns on his resume (his playoff numbers are included in those totals).