NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On their field with their coaches for the first time at a voluntary veteran minicamp that comes as a result of a new staff, Titans understandably want to impress.

IMG 8230It’s limited work. Mike Vrabel said the defense ran something in the range of 10-15 plays as the offense worked 10-15 runs and 10 pass concepts out of just two personnel packages over the first two days.

Before the second practice, Vrabel said his message off the first day was for guys to finish.

“We understand there are going to be mistakes, there are going to be mistakes on every play, there is no perfect play, no perfect defense, no perfect call,” he said. “At some point in time, you have to go out and make a play.

“If you miss the landmark as an offensive lineman, you’ve got to go to the next one and keep going and just finish. That was the message. And just try to clean up the operation in and out of the huddle, the play call, whatever.”

The acknowledgment of the inevitability of mistakes runs a bit counter to the mindset a lot of players are going to have as they look to make a good impression on Vrabel, coordinators and position coaches.

“I think everybody wants to try to be perfect and they want to try to do right. I think the best people in this world, they try to make their parents proud, they try to do their best job for their boss, they try to do their best job for their family and for their teammates.

“I’m trying to explain to them that, yeah, you can do that, but then on a football play, once the ball’s snapped, we’ve just got to go. We’ve got to know what to do and play fast and aggressive.”

Media will get a short look at practice later this morning and we’ll talk with some players including Marcus Mariota. 


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