Tennessee Titans Training Camp Report: August 2

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 Moss Kendall 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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  • Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer had back to back impressive touchdowns. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am really excited to watch this rejuvenated CJ. Draft him in your fantasy leagues, guys, I don't think you'll regret it.
  • There was a little altercation (if you can even call it that) between Jared Cook and Colin McCarthy. It seems there was an argument about who was holding who. It didn't really get close to as heated as it can get in padded training camp practices.
  • Among the players that impressed me off the field, in case you were wondering: Michael Griffin stayed for about an hour signing autographs AGAIN, even though he wasn't scheduled. I had a conversation with him, and he has been out there signing every single day. That is a good man. Also, Kenny Britt was signing autographs for an hour plus. It baffles me how such a likable guy on the outsides gets in so much trouble.
  • Speaking of Kenny Britt, he had an intense rehab workout on the far field. Strength coach Steve Waterson was on his case. He was working hard, and told the fans his knee was feeling a lot better.
  • Check out Kuharsky's practice report, and the Tennessean blog for a lot more great stuff.
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