Washington 'in heaven' with Whiz, new staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans receiver Nate Washington was careful to offer a disclaimer as he complimented Ken Whisenhunt and the new Tennessee staff.

Washington said several times his feelings about the team’s direction weren’t any sort of shot at former coach Mike Munchak and the guys on his staff.

But like everyone at the Titans' facility, Washington is looking forward, not back.

And after Tuesday’s morning workout he told the Titans press corps that “at this point, it’s heaven” at the team’s facility.

“This coaching staff, I think, kind of understands what success is going to look like, not to say that the previous didn’t. … I think this is going to be the best position for a lot of the guys on this roster, it’s going to give a lot of guys on this roster the opportunity to go out and be successful and also have fun playing football.

“I’m not going to say that it wasn’t in the past, but I think now the guys understand the stipulations to what it’s going to take to win. They are kind of finding a way to make it fun.”

Washington said he loves the new offense and that it “opens up everything.”

But his time with Whisenhunt in Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2006 didn’t give him a huge head start.

“I felt like I would have a little solid ground knowing what he was trying to get through to us offensively, but he’s definitely evolved,” Washington said. “His playbook has evolved.”