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6/14: Titans assistant coaches meet with media, provide updates on position battles

Quarterbacks coach Pat O’Hara, running backs coach Tony Dews and more had some interesting things to say today.

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Assistant coaches from the Tennessee Titans spoke with local media today and had plenty of interesting things to say. In case you had a difficult time following along on Twitter or simply couldn’t be on your phone at the time, I decided to drop every notable tidbit in this post. I also provided some thoughts and analysis throughout. I hope you enjoy it.

This is exactly what you want to hear about your second-round pick. Dillon Radunz appears to have a very different attitude, mindset and approach to the game when compared to the last right tackle this team drafted (yikes). Radunz should have a great chance to win the starting right tackle job right out of the gate.

This is something that I love to hear. I’m of the opinion that few Titans players have developed like Nate Davis has over the past two seasons. He’s turned the right guard position into a strength. It was quite weak before his arrival. I fully expect Davis to continue trending in the right direction. It won’t be long before the masses are talking about him as one of the better guards in the league.

This is great to hear from quarterbacks coach Pat O’Hara. Logan Woodside has gotten pretty comfortable in the backup QB spot, but the truth is he isn’t good enough to not at least face some competition. The Titans haven’t created much of that at the spot in recent years, but it sounds like DeShon Kizer is going to get a legit shot this offseason. As he should.

This was always an interesting signing to say the least. Giving a former Michigan wrestler that didn’t play college football a chance at this level is a bit odd, but it sounds like Adam Coon is trying to make the most of the opportunity. That’s all we can ask of him.

This isn’t the first time the coaching staff has sung the praises of Brian Hill this offseason. It sounds like he’s outperforming the expectations of the fanbase. There was very little reaction or excitement to this signing, but I’m expecting Hill to make the roster at this point.

It sounds like Julio Jones is exactly who we thought he is. This is good news. Insert smiley emoji.

This was one of the many reasons I loved the trade for Jones. The Titans intentionally had one of the biggest and most physical groups of skill players in recent years. Losing Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith changed the dynamic, but acquiring Jones and drafting a big receiver like Dez Fitzpatrick should help the team keep that part of their identity intact.

It’s early, but Marcus Johnson has routinely impressed during this offseason. He has a great chance to make the backend of this roster.

The early reports and return on rookies Caleb Farley and Elijah Molden have been positive. This obviously means very little, but it’s great to hear that the guys are engaged and excited about getting to work. I had many pre-draft conversations about both players and heard nothing but good things.

I get the feeling that when we discuss what the Titans did to overhaul the defense this past offseason, we’re not paying enough attention to the acquisition of Denico Autry. He’s going to play some great football this season.