Titans' young OL and OLB coaches on how they win respect

TicketsBar2NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Lewan did something silly on the first day of camp and came to regret it.

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He flopped to be funny in a drill with a teammate, which put new line coach Keith Carter in a spot and left Lewan saying it was the wrong time to be joking around.

All of which served to present a question: How does a new, young position coach establish himself as the leader of a group early on?

The early tone is important, and such coaches need to strike a balance, where it’s clear they are the boss but they aren’t necessarily overbearing.

“This business comes down to relationships and trust,” the 36-year old Carter said. “We spend a ton of time together. Just like two brothers would in a house, a coach and a player, sometimes you have a disagreement, an issue comes up and you work through it. Taylor and I are great.”

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