NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Early in training camp, a raw 6-foot-2, 304-pound undrafted defensive tackle struggled.

He tapped the top of his helmet during one team period, the signal asking to be subbed out. Mike Vrabel didn’t like it at all, loudly telling Teair Tart that he was the head coach, and it was his job to decide who was in or out of the lineup.TartGW

Teair Tart, who now wears No. 93. Photo: George Walker, The Tennessean via pool.

The Philadelphia native from Florida International was hurting himself.

A low-ranking player is expected to relish and maximize opportunities, not decline them because he’s tired.

The same week, in defensive line work Terrell Williams grew frustrated with Tart’s inability to properly take on a blocking sled.

These were bad signs in the moment. But they were not the signals I thought they were.

Login to Read the Full Story

Not Already a Member?

Membership includes access to everything on the site – articles, videos and potentially podcasts. You’ll be welcome to private Periscope sessions where only members can ask questions, have a spot on a private Facebook page where we can discuss everything and get priority placement in mailbag posts. PaulKuharsky.com will provide analysis and insight on the Titans and the league that simply can’t be found elsewhere, plus occasional rants from me on non-football stuff I come across.

You are not authorised to post comments.

Comments powered by CComment

Paul Midday logo 2b 2