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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
RTC: Titans like Rob Turner's nastiness

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage of the Titans ...

The Titans like Rob Turner’s nasty streak and his propensity to be a pest. Those are among the qualities that may win him the team’s starting center job, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

To which I say: When the team first started talking about him as a possible starter, it seemed like lip service. But here’s an instance where it proved to be real talk.

Damian Williams likes getting in space against a safety or a linebacker, and playing in the slot in place of Kendall Wright gives him that chance more often, says Glennon.

To which I say: Williams has quietly had a very good camp and is the smartest receiver in the meeting room.

Jerry Gray wants the Titans' defense taking chances, just calculated ones, says Glennon.

To which I say: Gray’s big on a preseason theme of guys winning individual matchups when there isn’t a game plan at work. His guys haven’t won nearly enough of them so far.

Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays of Grantland talk Titans in their preseason podcast series. (Audio. They start with the Texans and turn to the Titans at the 20:30 mark.) Barnwell can't see them being good.

While Delanie Walker was out, Tennessee tight ends have hardly injected themselves into the passing game, says David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

“The Titans broke up the grind of training camp Tuesday by opening practice with a period of rotational drills that focused on protecting the football, what to do after a turnover and blocking a punt,” says Craig Peters of the team’s website.