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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RICK SPRINGFIELD-YOUR BUTT IS FINE WITH US

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Rock musician Rick Springfield was a big hit at the opening day of the 2015 New York State Fair. So was his tush.

The singer best known for his 1981 No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl" had been sued by a New York woman who said she suffered serious head injuries when Springfield's buttocks hit her after he fell off the stage during a concert at the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds in 2004.

In January, he won the seven-year legal battle when a state Supreme Court judge in Syracuse said the performer didn't injure the concert-goer.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that during last night's performance Springfield, who turned 66 Sunday, thanked fans for supporting him during the trial. One fan held up a sign that read: "`'Rick your butt can fall on me anytime."

PREGNANT METEOROLOGIST GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia meteorologist who went online to fight back against "haters" critical of her pregnant appearance has given birth to twin girls.

KYW-TV says Katie Fehlinger (FEH'-lin-jer) went into labor after her morning shift Tuesday and delivered the girls Wednesday afternoon.

Parker Janice was born at 12:58 p.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces. Kaeden Faye arrived a minute later, weighing 3 pounds, 12 ounces

Fehlinger shot back at critics last week in a Facebook post, attracting national attention and support from thousands of people.

She wrote that the industry makes her an easy target for criticism. But she said it crosses the line to post "nastygrams" about pregnant women.

Fehlinger, a Lehigh Valley native, has been with the station since 2011.

WOMAN TICKETED FOR BREAST FEEDING WHILE DRIVING

SEATTLE (AP) -- A 43-year-old Washington woman was given a $136 ticket this week for breast-feeding while driving.

The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/nxbX7D ) the woman was pulled over on Interstate 5 around 7 p.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 to report a child sitting in a driver's lap.

State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis says that when the trooper approached the car, he could tell that the woman was breast-feeding.

The woman admitted she was breast feeding and had done it before because her 1-year-old son screams uncontrollably when he's hungry.

Francis says they had a talk about safety and parental responsibility and the officer issued a ticket for child-restraint violation.

Court records show the woman has a history of driving infractions, including using a cellphone while driving, speeding and following too closely.

NEBRASKA LOTTERY- SCRATCH AND SNIFF

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Even if it isn't a winner -- a Nebraska lottery ticket could still give you a good whiff.

The Nebraska Lottery says it will be selling Sriracha-scented scratch tickets as part of a new $2 scratch game.

It's called Hot Sriracha, and each ticket contains a scent replicating that of the famous Asian sauce. The game offers three $15,000 top prizes and a total of more than $468,000 in cash prizes.

Acting Nebraska Lottery director Jill Marshall says in a news release that lottery officials think the new game "is the first Sriracha-scented scratch game ever made."

Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said Thursday that tickets are being distributed and may be purchased wherever they're offered.

POLICE TO COMPILE FREQUENT-DRUNKARD LIST

AURORA, Illinois (AP) -- The police department in an Illinois city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

Aurora Police Department Sgt. Tom McNamara says the list will have "certain clientele" whom police and fire departments see regularly. The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports (http://trib.in/1IhxoVp ) that includes people whom police and fire personnel transport six times or more in a 120-day period.

The City Council approved keeping the list this week as part of an overhaul to city liquor laws. Aurora is west of Chicago.

Police say the goal is public safety. Those on the list won't be able to purchase liquor in Aurora and local businesses are expected to comply.

Authorities say they got the idea from Madison, Wisconsin, which has a similar policy.

 
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