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Tennessee Titans training camp weekend recap: offensive line

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How did Taylor Lewan's unit work this weekend?

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend was the first time that the 2015 Tennessee Titans have been on the field at the same time in highly competitive drills. The more looks we get at these players in these conditions, the better idea we will have of what they will bring when the season rolls around. It is time to start separating what we wanted these players to be, from what they actually are.

This is a look back on the offensive line play from this weekend.

Taylor Lewan:

Taylor Lewan has to be everyone's favorite Tennessee Titan at this point right? Not only is he a great guy to put in front of a camera, he is saying all the right things. After giving several interviews where he has said that the Tennessee Titans offensive line needs to be tougher, he has backed that up on Sunday.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Taylor Lewan has been physical, backing up his words from earlier in the week <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/627872839421546496">August 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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He is already one of the best athletes on the field in terms of height, weight, speed, and technique, and knowing that he is leading by example should give fans a sigh of relief after being worried for years that the team would struggle to find a left tackle as good as Michael Roos when he decided to retire.

Addition by subtraction:

You know who was terrible last year: Michael Oher. At this point I don't think that is speculation, and whether you look at the film or just read his stats on PFF, he was just bad. Well, after talking some trash in the offseason it is good to see Michael Oher land on his feet...oh wait:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Oher strrruuugggllliiinnnggg today.</p>&mdash; Black &amp; Blue Review (@BlackBlueReview) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlackBlueReview/status/627861261808701441">August 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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You don't say? So maybe it wasn't so much that Tennessee wasn't doing the right thing, and more that he was you know a bad player.

Odds and ends:

-Byron Bell looks like he will get the nod at right tackle, at least until the first preseason game. He has been starting every week and rotating after some snaps instead of alternating days like other competitive positions. I would say that is more of a compliment to Bell's play rather than condemnation of Jeremiah Poutasi.

-I'm not sure who it was against, but people are saying the Brian Orakpo looked great today in pads. It will be interesting to see how he and Lewan match up this camp.

-No fights today which is good to see. Maybe the new locker room lay out is helping things stay cool between offensive and defensive line.