Two key Titans injured, some notes
Titans running back DeMarco Murray and prized rookie wide receiver Corey Davis were injured during training camp today. Each of the expected keys to the Titans offense in 2017 hurt their hamstrings. The prognosis for Murray seems quite favorable. It was described as just a tweak. As of now, Davis doesn’t seem so lucky. The fifth pick in the NFL draft was sent for an M.R.I. to better gauge the extent of the injury. The Titans are expected to make an announcement as to Davis’ prognosis on Friday. As of now, neither are considered to be season ending or some super major concern. Let’s wait for the Titans update before we jump to conclusions.
Mickey Ryan of 1045 inadvertently caught video of Corey Davis’ injury
“It doesn’t look serious to me.” Let’s not play that “I’m a doctor; I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night” game. The Titans will let us know soon enough.
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Derrick Henry keeps shining. This is not the first time Murray has missed a little time this offseason. Henry has absolutely flourished in 2017 practices including while Murray has been out. The former Heisman trophy winner is probably ready to be the Titans lead back. He isn’t, Murray is, but it seems he is ready and more than capable. Murray is a star and was the third leading rusher in the NFL in 2016. He will not just be benched for any trivial reason. Henry will have to wait his turn. It is, however, noteworthy that Henry seems to be ready and shines at every practice.
Feedback from fans and friends that I want to share: (Grain of salt here)
Antwaun Woods is playing very well and yet also seemed to be switched from second to third string. The demotion seems to be confusing. I wasn’t there, but demotions in camp are sometimes a coach thinking, “let’s see how soandso does with this group.” It may not be on Woods. It might be.
Taywan Taylor has an extra gear he turns on when the ball is in the air. The cornerback is in stride, step for step, Mariota releases the ball, and Taylor seems to have a fifth gear like an automobile.
Everyone I hear from seems to like Tyler Ferguson. It’s a different world when the starter is assured his spot. It’s a relaxed viewpoint with no dependencies. Since Alex Tanney used to be a fan favorite, I thought this was interesting.
Klug is working. The big fella we all adore is moving around and getting some work in at camp. I had predicted PUP for Klug all offseason. I was wrong, of course, but keep open the possibility that they let him sit some preseason games. After all, he is a veteran that hardly needs the game experience.
Jonathan Krause seems to be the fan favorite amongst the “down the depth chart” wide receivers. Coach Mike Mularkey has singled him out a couple times. Each time Mularkey’s comment was that Krause needs to be more consistent.
Adoree Jackson is not starting. That’s alright. The Titans are likely going to have a rotation at cornerback to keep everyone fresh. They also probably would prefer to not have the cornerbacks predictably play a certain spot. Jackson is covering the top wideouts and is plenty involved. He is a key cog and that’s what he was drafted to be. At this point, it’s being nitpicky about wording.