NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp:
A crew of officials, headed by referee Clete Blakeman, was on the field working practice.
One of my favorite receiver drills has them changing direction five times running through garbage cans, then turning their head quickly to catch fast passes. When I looked over today, the throws weren’t as hard, but I saw Justin Hunter, Brian Robiskie, Marc Mariani and Derek Hagan all go five-for-five before Isaiah Williams broke the streak when he dropped a high one.
I have watched and written about Shawn Jefferson’s work with his receivers but failed to mention his snap call for a guy to start something isn’t hike or anything like it. It’s “WORK.”
Tackles and tight ends worked together on combination stuff, blocking defensive ends. The ends didn’t really get a chance to win as after early contact, they fought but didn’t churn their legs.
Running backs worked on route-running during their individual period.
Hunter caught a deep ball over Tommie Campbell up the right side from Charlie Whitehurst in seven-on-seven, and another over Campbell in one-on-ones. Later in team, Michael Preston got behind Campbell. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the bad plays get noticed and the good ones don’t. But Campbell has struggled a great deal in camp so far.
Derrick Morgan made a big play against Locker at the start of a team period. Locker faked a toss and rolled to his right, but Morgan charged at him and batted down his intended short pass.
Chris Spencer had exchange problems with Whitehurst on two occasions.
In two-minute drill work, the first-team offense moved to a Maikon Bonani field goal. He also missed one from the 35-yardish range. Another drive ended with a Coty Sensabaugh pick of a Locker pass aimed for Wright.
In two-minute drill work, the second unit needed a fourth-and-long conversion and there was debate about whether the last play was a sack. That will be resolved by film review.