How a reporter's question doesn't tell you all he's up to

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesdays are the biggest day of a reporter’s work week for those who cover an NFL team.

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It features the first conversations we have with the coach and players that are forward-facing more than looking back. It’s the first guys can speak about an opponent having done some homework and seen some game plan.

It’s the first time a lot of players are available since the post-game locker room. And in addition to Mike Mularkey’s chat, we get our weekly time with Marcus Mariota.

I asked a question of Mariota yesterday and it drew a response on Twitter that prompted me to come here and write a little about the process of working a team and a locker room.

Outside of a post-game press conference, it’s a relatively new development that a coach or star player’s session with the media in an informal setting is broadcast live.

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