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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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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