Fernando Velasco prepared to toss Mariani like a rag doll.
Paul K says Michael Griffin greatly helped his case for a new contract by accepting the franchise tag without complaint, then attending every conditioning, OTA and minicamp session he could. Reinfeldt also comments that the FO and coaches believe Griffin's okay will get better as the defense continues to evolve and improve under Jerry Gray's stewardship.
Munchack stated that he likes what he's seeing from Fernando Velasco, and says he may end up contending for the starting Center spot. I hope that's the case, but this also sounds like Munch lighting more of a fire under Amano's butt.
David Climer believes Jake Locker's quest to start in week one is much more of an uphill battle than people like to admit. Essentially, he thinks it's Hasselbeck's job to lose. Gotta love how Climer throws this line out without justifying the assertion at all:
With a front-loaded schedule that opens with a home game against New England and includes trips to San Diego and Houston in the first month, Hasselbeck gives the Titans the best chance to stay above water.
Chris Johnson was excused from practice yesterday, which was the first OTA or minicamp session he's missed all off-season.