"Born in USA, I was born in the USA,
I was born in the USA, born in the USA..."
*Happy belated Fourth of July everyone!
Yesterday marked the seven year anniversary of the passing of Steve McNair. Kevin Carter, before he was a Titan, played for the Rams during the biggest game of Steve's professional career: The Superbowl. The Titans, unfortunately, lost that game, but Carter recalls Steve's competitiveness and his elusiveness as a player. The famous snapshot of McNair shaking off Carter and (Jay) Williams on that final drive is a perfect example of how competitive and elusive McNair was. Carter remarks that Steve was the toughest competitor he ever played against, and that back in those days, there was no better quarterback under center.
Quick Hit: Jim Wyatt's mailbag.
The Titans' two rookie offensive linemen are facing different challenges. First round draft pick Jack Conklin, is trying to learn how to play right tackle. He played left tackle for most of his college career. The hardest things about moving from left to right are: feet, hands, sets, movements, and counter moves from the rush. Mularkey did say that he's liked the progress Conklin showed during OTAs. Sixth round draft pick Sebastian Tretola, is having to improve his skills as a pass-blocker. He has run blocking locked down, but he needs to watch his aggression so he can use his hands a little better.
That's all for today. Happy reading!