Thoughts from Day 2 of Titans Training Camp - 07/27/14

Today was supposed to be awful.  Miserable.  Hot.  Hotter.  Hottest.  But once again, Mother Nature cut everyone at St. Thomas Sports Park a break.  It was still warm.  It was also windy.  VERY WINDY.  And that made things very interesting, especially for the quarterbacks.  That being said...

1)  Jake Locker threw the ball well once again.  Especially the deep ball.  Locker showed great touch and accuracy, something he's been criticized for (and rightfully so) in the past.

2)  The rest of the quarterbacks DID NOT.  Charlie Whitehurst, Zach Mettenberger and Tyler Wilson all floated and sailed balls for most of practice.  Whitehurst in particular struggled.  His lack of arm strength caused big problems.  Whitehurst had a couple of  interceptions and should have had several more.

3)  Damian Stafford opened some eyes.  He had an interception and a nice pass break-up.  Stafford is a long-shot to make the team.  Days like this are huge for him.

4)  The Titans are eager to put on the pads.  Several guys, including Coach Ken Whisenhunt, talked about be anxious and excited to play what they call "real football."  And that means pads.  Tomorrow, they'll get their wish.  They will also have a short turn around (morning practice following an afternoon practice).  So that means tempers may flare up.  We just might have our first fight...


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