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Titans coaches go quiet on practice field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coaches are staying pretty quiet during team periods at the Tennessee Titans minicamp this week.

By design the guys who have overseen the installation of the new scheme have pulled back. They want players to take over and show just how comprehensively they understand all that has been put in.

“It makes you talk,” safety Michael Griffin said. “In the past, during OTAs (practices), you had the coaches back there trying to remind you of different checks and things you can make. But the first thing (defensive coordinator Ray Horton) told us was.

‘We’re not saying anything, we’ll let you all just play. We go over everything in the classroom, when we go out on the field it’s time for you to play.'"

So on both sides of the ball players have assumed more ownership as things unfold.

“It shows you what you know when you go back and watch film, and now we’ve just got to go back over your playbook and be ready for tomorrow,” Griffin said.