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.

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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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