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My Thoughts from Day 14 of Titans Training Camp - 08/13/14

Today is officially the final day of training camp.  So let me be the first to say Hallelujah!!!  Camp is over!!!  There.  I feel much better now.  And so do the Titans players.  And apparently so does Coach Ken Whisenhunt.  The Titans top man so happy with his team's work, he took the entire team to the movies this morning.  A nice gesture.  My only question is: why wasn't I invited? Anyway, here are my thoughts from today's practice...

1)  Is Justin Hunter going to be A.J. Green or Kenny Britt?  Or maybe Tyrone Calico?  It's starting to look more and more like the former.  Hunter continues to make big play after big play.  IN PRACTICE.  He had several more today.  Of course, we still need to see more of that in games.  And then there's still that nagging issue of consistency.  It continues to dog number-15 as well.  I feel like a broken record talking about Hunter once again.  But he continues to be one of the biggest stories in camp.

2)  For a preseason game, Friday's matchup with New Orleans is big.  Whisenhunt said as much.  Due to the monsoon Saturday night, the Titans couldn't do much of what they wanted or hoped to get done.  Titans coaches weren't able to evaluate the plays or players like they need to.  They will after marching into the Saints Superdome on Friday.

3)  Tackling, or lack of it, has been addressed.  I talked to several Titans who said they fully expect the issue to be resolved this week.  It's been a point of emphasis in practice.  And I'm sure in the film room as well.  Jurrell Casey, Sammie Hill and Bernard Pollard all talked about how embarrassed they were at the missed tackles and apparent lack of effort against the Packers.  Sure, some of it had to do with the weather.  A lot of it didn't.

There are still many more questions than answers surrounding this team right now.  It will be interesting to see if some or any of them will be answered in N'awlins. Whisenhunt said he isn't sure how much the starters (read: Jake Locker) will play.  My guess is more than he would have thought 5-days ago.  Same goes for the rest of the 1st-stringers.  Should be an interesting game.  I know I'll be watching very closely.  Particularly for a preseason game.  I'll have more of my thoughts then!

 

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DRUNKEN BANK ROBBER

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- If you're planning to knock over a bank, it's probably best not to knock down a few first. That's what a man in Tallahassee has found out the hard way. Authorities say an intoxicated Stanley Geddie walked into the Capital City Bank and demanded $100,000 from a manager -- claiming he had a handgun and plastic explosives. When police arrived, they found the man "very intoxicated and spaced out" in the manager's office. They also found a cab driver who said he brought Geddie to the bank -- and complained he got stiffed on his $25.50 fare. At least the would-be robber decided not to drive to the bank heist. The Tallahassee Democrat reports Geddie is charged with robbery, petty theft and resisting an officer. He's also being held on two probation violations.

BASEBALL GIVEAWAY

UNDATED (AP) -- Spring training -- a time for baseball teams and their fans to be optimistic. But the Houston Astros are balking over a planned promotion by one of its minor league affiliates. The Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League feel so confident the 'Stros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotional giveaway this summer. But once the big league club heard about the pitch, they asked the Triple-A team to bench it. Grizzlies officials say they don't want any issues with its parent club.

POLICE HORSE ON THE LAM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- You've heard about the occasional rogue police officer. But a rogue police horse? A spokesman for the Cleveland police department says a horse with the department's mounted unit was tied up at a cemetery -- but got loose and started roaming the downtown area. Police finally caught up with Jack and got him back where he belonged. Police say there were no reports of injuries or property damage. Officers say Jack stayed on the street during his escape -- but didn't stop at red lights.

GOATS CAPTURED

SEATTLE (AP) -- You've probably heard the phrase: "getting someone's goat." In this case, police in Seattle got someone's goat -- times 10. A herd of 10 goats got free from a yard in the Beacon Hill neighborhood -- and began chasing a group of children. That led police on a chase of their own -- after the creatures. The police website says officers were able to wrangle the goats into a pen. Animal control officers were called to reach the goats' owner.

 
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