The Titans got the day rolling with a pep talk from controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. It was an unexpected gesture, but a welcomed one. It's good to see her so involved and wanting to better the organization after years of seeing ownership manage the team from Houston.
Probably the biggest development of the day was the struggles of Dorial Green-Beckham. By some accounts, he had four drops on the day.
DGB's 4th drop went off his chest exactly as I was typing the tweet about his 3rd drop #Titans— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) July 31, 2016
It looks like there's a reason Tajae Sharpe has been running with the first team. He's essentially playing in Dorial Green-Beckham's spot to start camp and he isn't disappointing.
#Titans rookie Tajae Sharpe keeps impressing, grabs another Mariota pass. Need to see it in pads, games. But may have been steal in 5th rd.— Jason Wolf (@JasonWolf) July 31, 2016
Sharpe's numbers at UMass were eye popping, he just didn't have the measurables during the draft process. Jon Robinson proved that he's the anti-Ruston Webster in May by taking prospects like Sharpe. I'm not anointing him yet, but it's nice to see a rookie receiver off to a good start for a change.
Marcus Mariota sent a jolt through the crowd when he took off running on two separate designed runs. He even flashed a little elusiveness with a hesitation move. Mike Mularkey even compared the move to something you would see Deion Sanders pull off.
DeMarco Murray had a productive day, catching several passes out of the backfield. We should see a nice change of pace with a dynamic threat out of the backfield this season. I'll be interested to see who handles the passing downs in the backfield as camp goes on.
Brice McCain suffered an ankle injury late, but appeared to be fine. The Titans will go full pads for the first time on Monday morning. We'll have updates as the day goes on.