"Why pluck one string, what good is just one note?
Oh, one string sounds fine, I guess, but we were once one notes..."
My man Delanie Walker agreed to a 2-year extension on Friday! Gosh dang I love that guy. Terms for the contract haven't been officially released yet, according to the article, but Adam Schefter is reporting the deal is worth $14.7 million, and $8.2 million is guaranteed. Walker was heading into the last year of his contract, but Robinson recognized the importance of Walker being on the team, and worked out a deal to keep him around beyond the 2016 season. Walker has been with the team since 2013 when he was signed, by then, GM Ruston Webster. At least Webster got one thing right. Glad you're going to be a Titan for a while longer, Delanie!
Sixth-round draft pick Sebastian Tretola was hosted on Paul Kuharsky's radio program on Friday. Robinson and Mularkey have been working to establish an identity for the team since both men took over. The identity is that of a team that wants to run the ball, and on Friday Tretola only helped to further confirm that identity. He told Paul the goal is to be able to run the ball. Establishing the run allows several things to happen: it keeps your team's defense on the sideline so they can rest, it keeps the receivers somewhat fresh so they can run (for example) a streak at a moment's notice if you want/need them to, and it opens up more plays in the passing game when the run can be established.
Everyone's favorite J.A.G. is motivated for the 2016 season. This will be Justin Hunter's fourth season with the Titans, and he is hoping it will be his best. His first goal is to get healthy, and then to stay healthy. Hunter can also feel the excitement of the fanbase growing during this off-season, and he also senses a difference in Mariota. He says he has noticed Mariota is talking a little bit more, is taking on the leadership role, and that his throwing has been amazing. Hopefully Hunter can put it together this upcoming season, and hopefully we see some better production out of the WR core.
That's all for today. Happy reading!