NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mike Vrabel caught himself at Tuesday’s practice. Running over to see the tight ends work he looked to offer praise and the wrong G word came out.

He quickly corrected himself, shifting from “good” to “great” as players and coaches are doing this offseason. Perhaps he did pushups for it later.


The team’s theme is to make the jump from good -- 9-7 and out of the playoffs -- to great -- a better record, potentially a division title, certainly the assurance of a postseason berth with a home game.

The emphasis on word choice is a fun way, if a little hokey, to continually strike the message.

Following up a question about the Titans’ pass rush, I asked Vrabel about how good-to-great applies to areas where the Titans didn’t even qualify as good in 2018.

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