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Mike Mularkey wants more extra work from Dorial Green-Beckham

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dorial Green-Beckham flashes and fades, flashes and fades.

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey continued to lament DGB's inconsistency after the Titans scrimmage Monday night. Green-Beckham turned a good pass from Matt Cassel into an interception.

Cornerback Jason McCourty yanked the ball free and linebacker David Bass snatched it for the turnover.

That is not a permissible outcome, Mularkey said.

"That's an incompletion, it's a completion or it's (defensive pass interference)," Mularkey said. "Those are the only things that can happen when we throw the football. Nothing else is acceptable. That cannot happen. It cannot happen."

How does a still-raw receiver such as Green-Beckham learn to not allow it to happen?

"That's spending extra time when nobody is watching," Mularkey said. "That's doing things when nobody is watching. That's in the classroom. I think it's just putting the work in without being directed by anybody. Doing it yourself."

I asked if Mularkey was suggesting DGB is not doing those things.

"I would do it more," he said. "I mean he does do it. I would do it more."

The guys currently at the front of the receiver line -- rookie Tajae Sharpe and free-agent pickup Rishard Matthews -- are new to the team. They certainly appear to be doing enough extra to make a difference.

DGB has to start keeping pace. I can't imagine a guy with his size and athleticism heading into his second season doesn't make the team.

However, I can imagine he doesn't get a lot of snaps until he earns a great deal more confidence from his coaches, and quarterback.