Last week, we ran a story about Titans rookie cornerback Kristian Fulton working out with Jason Spray, a well-known trainer in the Nashville area. Spray is a former NSCA National Strength Coach of The Year, and was formerly employed by Middle Tennessee State.
Spray is best known for his work with with Titans All-Pro safety Kevin Byard. The two have a relationship spanning back to their days at Middle Tennessee State. Byard has continued to train with Spray in the off-season, even as he’s become one of the best players in the NFL. It’s a method that’s clearly worked for him, so why change it?
Thanks to his existing relationship with Byard, Spray has gone on to train several other current and former Titans, notably including Kenny Vaccaro and Logan Ryan.
It was a welcome sight to see Fulton beginning his first NFL off-season by working out with Spray. It’s worked out favorably for so many defensive backs on this roster, and is a promising sign for a young player like Fulton as well.
It appears that the buck doesn’t stop there. Spray has now been photographed alongside several other Titans players. In addition to his work with Byard, Fulton and Vaccaro, it appears that Spray has also been working with several other members of the Titans defense including Amani Hooker, Dane Cruikshank, David Long, Kareem Orr, Joshua Smith and Tye Smith.
Good days work with the crew @KB31_Era @kennyvaccaro @BluesKalus @J_Smitty31 @amanihooker37 @Dane2Smoove @Jovante_Moffatt @Kriss1_ @David__Long @TyeSmithCB Kareem Orr Leeway #BLUECOLLAR #workersonly #nofluff @Titans pic.twitter.com/ZKHHkQuc0l— Jason Spray MS,CSCS (@JasonSpray) July 22, 2020
This all but makes Spray the (un)official strength and conditioning coach of the Titans, right? All kidding aside, it’s nice to see so many Titans players working out alongside one another in the Nashville area with a proven coach. The pandemic has not slowed down the intense training regimen of these players. We always hear about what a tight-knit group this is, and this is just further proof of that.
The Titans are fresh off an appearance in the AFC Championship Game, and have a chance to do something special once again this coming season. The commitment to getting better in the off-season could be the first step to ensuring that happens.