Jim Wyatt's practice report. Highlights:
Player of day: Receiver Brandon Jones.
From Terry McCormick:
"Brandon has had some good practices and he’s starting to make some plays, and I think he’s starting to feel comfortable with what he’s doing,” Heimerdinger said. “But all of them are doing some good things. So it’s kind of going back and forth with all those guys. But Brandon has really made some good plays lately and doing some good things.
“He’s doing better. He’s getting in the right spots. He doesn’t have any mental busts right now, and he’s making some tough catches the last couple of days. Brandon is doing some good things.”
Could this be the year he finally lives up to his potential?
Vince Young connected with receiver Justin Gage on a nice pass downfield early in practice, but was inconsistent overall. He was nearly picked off by safety Chris Hope, and many of his throws were off target. His best pass was a long bomb to Biren Ealy.
I think this will be what we will read pretty much every day in camp. It is going to take VY a while to get adjusted to Dinger's system.
The Titans got a brief scare when defensive end Jevon Kearse came out complaining about his right foot. Trainers examined the foot and Kearse eventually returned to practice.
That sounds familiar.
Following practice, quarterback Ingle Martin booted 10-of-14 field goals, including a 52-yarder with distance to spare. Martin was a high school quarterback/kicker at Montgomery Bell Academy. He’s supposed to kick in the afternoon practice.
In high school my football team scrimmaged Martin's MBA team. I watched him kick, and I don't doubt that he could be an effective insurance plan for Rob Bironas if his groin issue lingers.
The Titans take the field again this afternoon at 3:30. It will be the first practice in full pads so we should learn a lot this evening.