Titans Camp Report: Day 7
August, 1, 2014
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp:
- A crew of officials, headed by referee Clete Blakeman, was on the field working practice.
- One of my favorite receiver drills has them changing direction five times running through garbage cans, then turning their head quickly to catch fast passes. When I looked over today, the throws weren’t as hard, but I saw Justin Hunter, Brian Robiskie, Marc Mariani and Derek Hagan all go five-for-five before Isaiah Williams broke the streak when he dropped a high one.
- I have watched and written about Shawn Jefferson’s work with his receivers but failed to mention his snap call for a guy to start something isn’t hike or anything like it. It’s “WORK.”
- Tackles and tight ends worked together on combination stuff, blocking defensive ends. The ends didn’t really get a chance to win as after early contact, they fought but didn’t churn their legs.
- Running backs worked on route-running during their individual period.
- Hunter caught a deep ball over Tommie Campbell up the right side from Charlie Whitehurst in seven-on-seven, and another over Campbell in one-on-ones. Later in team, Michael Preston got behind Campbell. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the bad plays get noticed and the good ones don’t. But Campbell has struggled a great deal in camp so far.
- In one-on-one passing, Jason McCourty broke up a short, quick Locker pass intended for Kendall Wright.
- Zach Mettenberger overthrew Julian Horton and got intercepted by Khalid Wooten.
- Derrick Morgan made a big play against Locker at the start of a team period. Locker faked a toss and rolled to his right, but Morgan charged at him and batted down his intended short pass.
- Chris Spencer had exchange problems with Whitehurst on two occasions.
- In two-minute drill work, the first-team offense moved to a Maikon Bonani field goal. He also missed one from the 35-yardish range. Another drive ended with a Coty Sensabaugh pick of a Locker pass aimed for Wright.
- In two-minute drill work, the second unit needed a fourth-and-long conversion and there was debate about whether the last play was a sack. That will be resolved by film review.
- Fullback Collin Mooney got popped by safety Hakeem Smith and dropped the pass on a short ball that was way late and rated a hospital ball from Tyler Wilson.