Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A few parting thoughts after taking in the Titans' first seven full-team training camp practices:
Chris Hope and Michael Griffin are in control: Hope may have been the best player on the field in the first five days of work. He looked to read practically everything correctly and was constantly arriving at the ball on time or early. Griffin was consistently on, too. My sense is the secondary, where Hope leads a ridiculous work ethic, is determined to prove three Pro Bowl trips last year were no fluke, and that it can make up for any potential drop off in pass rush that could result from Albert Haynesworth's departure.
Nate Washington will help more than Chris Johnson: Washington looks solid and definitely brings a speed element to the receiving group it lacked a year ago. The presumption from the time the Titans added him as a free agent has been that he will open a lot of room for Johnson. But don't overlook the positive effect he will have on Justin Gage as well. Gage is physical, increasingly comfortable and has a quality connection with Kerry Collins now. I expect big things.
This team is deep: One of the Titans scouts said he's been especially impressed with two rookies -- running back Javon Ringer and linebacker Gerald McRath. Those two help beef up the depth, which looks to be as good or better everywhere n the roster except offensive tackle and in the secondary. Right now, those are the two spots the Titans can least afford to see a starter go down.
Patrick Ramsey has a chance: Vince Young has seemed more mature and generally been more accurate. Tuesday night he was in command of a nicely executed 2:00 drill. But after a shaky first day, Patrick Ramsey has settled in. I understand the doubts about him based on his track record in the league to this point. But I also understand the confidence offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger has in him based on their relationship from Denver. Jeff Fisher said he that he expects, to be fair, to get Ramsey at least some work with the second team in preseason action. Until we see that, we won't have a great read on how the two backups to Collins compare.
Kenny Britt will have a tough time matching Jared Cook for early impact: Britt's likely to come off PUP early next week - his hamstring is better, he's just trying to regain conditioning and leg strength. Missing over a week because of his contract and then his hamstring isn't the sort of thing that should have a giant bearing on his early fate. But I don't imagine him forcing his way onto the field early in the season if Gage, Washington and Chris Davis stay on their current courses. If third-rounder Jared Cook keeps doing what he's been doing, though, the Titans will have a hard time not using the tight end in Pittsburgh on opening night. Right now, if you list the team's three most dynamic weapons on offense, I am certain Johnson is No. 1, feel confident putting Washington second and don't feel like I am stretching to place Cook third.
Enjoy @kbull53 and @ChrisJohnson28 while you can: I asked Jeff Fisher Tuesday night if there was a potential Twitter restriction or a ban during work hours in the works. He said something is coming, but declined to offer up any details until he spells things out to the locker room. It's safe guessing an organizational policy on tweeting isn't going to leave things wide open. The Chargers don't let players tweet from team headquarters. Green Bay also has a similar policy in place.