Titans Camp Report: Day 7

August, 1, 2014
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.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter



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