"Shake it off,
Pick yourself up, they say..."
I linked to an article yesterday on what Mularkey and Mariota had to say about Murray. So what does Murray have to say about Murray? Murray is focusing on getting himself ready for the fall, and is already liking his new environment. He doesn't consider himself a vocal guy, but he will speak up and say something if necessary. He thinks there are a lot of great guys on the team, and that goes for players and coaches alike. Murray feels he is getting more and more comfortable each day he is with the Titans. He was asked what goals he has for himself this upcoming season, and he deflected the question. His concern is helping this team in anyway he can, and that is just fine with me.
Dick LeBeau is eager to have his voice heard. Last year he split responsibilities with (then) DC Ray Horton. He took a step back and let Horton do his thing last season. He didn't do any of the talking, and didn't call the plays. That was all left up to Ray Horton. Horton is now gone (Buhbye!), and LeBeau is the solitary voice of the defense...and he loves it. He is used to doing all the talking, and he welcomes the opportunity to once again be heard. The play calling may not appear to be much different than it was last year, but we can expect to see more pressure coming from the defense. McCourty, and other veteran players, are excited to see what the defense will look like under LeBeau. The guys want to play for him, and they are eager to see how he calls plays on gameday. Just no more giving up a million yards on 3rd and long situations please.
Lewan is digging what he is seeing from Conklin so far. He thinks he has done a good job so far, and feels he is picking up on things pretty fast. Sure he makes some mistakes here and there, but that's to be expected. There is one thing he has a problem with though: his alma mater.
That's all for today. Happy reading!