June 1, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) gets ready to pass during OTA at the Titans training facility at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
First off, sorry about the lack of tweets. I couldn't figure out how to set it up on my phone. Nice to watch the team under the lights and being looked on by the refs, even if they are "replacements." Here's what I noticed:
- Kevin Matthews is hurt. Eugene Amano is hurt. The Titans are in trouble at center, and Fernando Velasco is not the answer. Matthews has "concussion like symptoms," and Amano has a triceps injury from hitting a helmet, according to Munchak. Munchak said the team may look at centers on the market.
- Munchak also said that Ayers and McCarthy are confidently running the defense. That is awesome. Bulluck was the last great leader this defense had, and the D has not been the same since he was a force on this team. Really great to see the young guys stepping up in this area.
Kendall Wright looked good, but was in a red, no contact jersey, so obviously we didn't get to see his full potential. Regardless, from the drills, we could see that he can make all of the catches and more. It was nice that he took part in the 7 on 7 scrimmage even on his first day. He even played different WR positions out there, so maybe, just maybe, we will see Kenny Britt and
Randy MossKendall Wright on the field at the same time! Of course, that is only if Britt can get his act together and we can sorrund locker with some serious weapons.
- Ah, the QB situation. It was black and white, night and day. Hasselbeck was miles better than Locker tonight. Hass was just in a different element. Some of the mainstream guys tweeted stats: Locker was 1/10 with a pick (from Jordan Babineaux), and Hasselbeck was 9/9. Remember, it's just the fourth day of camp.
To be fair, it did seem like the receivers were clicking with Hasselbeck a lot better than with Locker. Nate Washington dropped a very catchable pass in the end zone from Locker, and caught a tougher ball in the end zone from Hass.
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