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This could be one of the most interesting training camps the Titans have had in the past few years. There will be quite a few position battles going on in camp for the first time in a while. Over the next few weeks I will be using the Comcast space to highlight those position battles. So please read and comment even though there is all of the Comcast jargon at the top.
Cornerback was one of the hottest topics of discussion here last season. Cortland Finnegan was really good on one side, but the other side was a gaping hole the pretty much every quarterback the Titans faces during the season took advantage of. We know that Nick Harper will no longer be using his good tackling skills to bring down receivers after they make a catch, but we don't know who will be starting there when the season opens.So far in the OTAs the position has been occupied by second year corner Jason McCourty. McCourty didn't show us a whole lot to be excited about last season, but he was a rookie. Hopefully he can make that oft' talked about big jump from year one to year two.
Ryan Mouton will also get a look. He played better than people realize at corner last year, and there is no doubt he has the physical skills to play the position well. He will also be looking for that big jump.
Rod Hood had some interceptions last season, but it didn't take long to find out why he was on the street half way through the season. He will get a shot in camp as well, but I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't on the roster when the season starts.
Tye Hill could also make a push, but I don't see him being much of a factor at the end of the day.
Lastly you have friend to MCM Alterraun Verner. ATV put up impressive numbers in college and is a very bright dude, so he shouldn't be behind because he can't get the system. I expect him to make a push in camp, but we all know there is no way he will start in week 1 because Jeff Fisher hates rookies.
Again, this will be an interesting battle to watch. It appears that McCourty is the leader in the club house, but there is still a lot of time before the ball is teed up against the Raiders.
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