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Will Levis, Josh Whyle end Titans' minicamp practice with pretty connection

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The final play of the Titans' rookie minicamp practice perfectly encapsulated such a session.

To hear the players involved and Mike Vrabel tell it, Will Levis, the team’s new hope at quarterback, connected with the new 6-foot-7 tight end, Josh Whyle, who rose among a closing crowd to pluck it and pull it down.

“I’m just trying to do all the right things, be in the right spots at the right times and try to make the quarterback look good,” Whyle said. “That’s all I can ask for. Just show great effort. 

How was the ball placement? [Unlocked]

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Titans mail: Undrafted rookies, evaluating the defense, emphasizing athleticism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The mailbag has been stuffed and I want to get right to your best questions.

But first the podcast plug. Blake Beddingfield joined me to talk about how different GMs utilize their scouts and for a detailed look at Colton Dowell, who Blake worked with ahead of the draft. Be sure to check it out on AppleSpotify (please resubscribe) and YouTube.

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Now to the best of what you've asked.

Of these 14 guys, I think there are some they are probably particularly curious about, perhaps in a few instances because of positional scarcity.

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Notes on the Titans' 2023 schedule

Notes on the Titans' 2023 schedule

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If the new-look Tennessee Titans have a playoff run in them in 2023, they’ll have five of their final seven games at home to finish the bid.

That comes a year after they lost their final seven games, turning a 7-3 start into a 7-10 season and a playoff miss.

The light travel from Thanksgiving on comes as the result of a tougher stretch earlier on.

From Oct. 8 through their home game in London against the Ravens all the way to Nov. 26th against Carolina and No. 1 pick Bryce Young, the Titans play at home just once in a seven-week span that includes their post-Europe bye, on Oct. 29 against Atlanta and their former offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. [Unlocked]

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Podcast: Titans' Scouting Styles

The Paul Kuharsky PodcastNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Colton Dowell's path to becoming an NFL draft pick is a great story, and our own Blake Beddinghfield was part of his three-month preparation for the process.

I wanted to learn about what that entailed and discuss the varying influences scouts have had with Titans' GMs over the years, so Beddingfield joined me on this week's edition of the podcast.

The new episode awaits you on Apple, Spotify (please resubscribe) and YouTube, which is below.

Other subjects I dive into:

💥 How the different approaches at offensive line and wide receiver have people feeling
💥 The Titans with low expectations
💥 Playing the Ravens in London
💥 Booze for my mom
💥 News of the obvious

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The podcast is the front door to PaulKuharsky.com.

If you like what you hear or see here, you'd really love the rest of the site. Come join the fun.

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Mike Herndon: The three biggest questions facing the Titans now

Mike Herndon: The three biggest questions facing the Titans now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 2023 NFL Draft is now behind us, meaning that most of the meaningful alterations to rosters are complete. There are still a few notable free agents looking for fits and there could always be a summer trade to be made, but most of the proverbial hay is in the barn at this point.

Sep 25, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) catches a pass during the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Nissan Stadium.
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With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at the ten biggest questions facing the Titans heading into the 2023 season.

  1. What is the plan at wide receiver?
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Expectations are super-low and the Titans will love it

Titans LogoNASHVILLE, Tenn. – In recent years, even when they were the AFC South’s best team, prognosticators often looked for reasons to pick others than the Titans.

The Colts were the betting favorite at FanDuel to win the division before the 2020 season (+125 to +165 over the Titans). Caesars had the Titans as the favorites in 2021 at -120 in 2021.

The Titans won the division both years.

The Colts were the preseason pick again from Caesars in 2022 at -125 with Tennessee second at +170 and the ultimate winners, the Jaguars, at +650.

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In Titans' scouting, Ran Carthon sticking with Jon Robinson's people

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  Clockwise from top left: Jon Salge, Dale Thompson
  Patrick Callahan, Wes Slay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Team construction and roster building were the main issues cited by Amy Adams Strunk when she fired Jon Robinson on Dec. 6, 2022.

His replacement, Ran Carthon is now through the heart of one free agency period and one draft and has reached the point in the NFL calendar when front offices and personnel departments are shuffled.

And like his predecessor, Carthon has left the scouting department basically intact.

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