Titans OTA observations

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some quick observations from the Titans' practice this morning. It was veterans only, no rookies.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9631" target="_new">LenDale White</a> has lost weight and looks much fitter. I will have a post with more on how he looks and what he said a bit later, but it seems like a light has gone on for him and he's taking some of the advice he's been getting for a few years seriously now.</li> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9307" target="_new">Nate Washington</a>'s speed has not been over-advertized. He made a nice catch on a deep ball from <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=734" target="_new">Kerry Collins</a> when he streaked about 25 yards downfield, then cut to the sideline. He caught the ball and held on even as he banged into the pads set up to surround the base of a portable video tower. Later in a one-on-one rep against <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9801" target="_new">Cortland Finnegan</a>, he cut to the middle against press coverage on a short route and dropped a catchable ball.</li> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11463" target="_new">Cary Williams</a>, a seventh-round pick from last season, worked ahead of veteran addition <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3694" target="_blank">DeMarcus Faggins</a> with <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2890" target="_new">Nick Harper</a> out of team work as he continues to rehab from abdomen/groin surgery. But that's likely due to system seniority as much as anything.</li> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9589" target="_new">Vince Young</a> threw a fantastic deep ball to <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11371" target="_new">Lavelle Hawkins</a> on the right sideline that Hawkins did great work to corral over his left shoulder. It was on the opposite side of the field from where I was standing, but Hawkins said later he was in bounds. Young also threw at least two picks, one to <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=6102" target="_new">Ryan Fowler</a> in the middle of the field that was either a very poor decision or a blown route and another that was tipped by the intended receiver or a linebacker and wound up in the arms of <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8522" target="_new">Vincent Fuller</a>. Don't want to read too much into either, but Young was pointing at himself after one bad throw and had a mellow and straightforward session with reporters after practice.</li> <li>Hawkins had another nice catch, diving to corral a pass in the middle of the field.</li> <li>Fuller got a rave review for a one-on-one play in which he broke up a pass intended for Hawkins. Defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson told Fuller it was "textbook."</li> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3560" target="_new">Patrick Ramsey</a> showed a strong arm but hardly looked great. He was intercepted by corner <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5758" target="_new">Christian Morton</a> on a ball intended for Hawkins.</li> <li>I can't say it enough -- I love fullback <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10188" target="_new">Ahmard Hall</a> with the ball in his hands. He caught a short little pass to the left and turned the corner with authority and speed that continues to surprise me.</li> <li>Titans quarterbacks seemed to work a lot out of the shotgun.</li> <li><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2161" target="_new">Keith Bulluck</a> and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5480" target="_new">Tony Brown</a> were excused absences. <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=602" target="_new">Kevin Mawae</a>, <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1767" target="_new">Jevon Kearse</a>, <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10647" target="_new">Jacob Ford</a> and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10264" target="_new">Ulrich Winkler</a> didn't practice as they continue to rehab injuries. (Jim Wyatt reports Kearse recently had <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090506/SPORTS01/90506042/1027/Kearse+out+after+knee+surgery+" target="_blank">a knee scoped</a>.) Harper and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5658" target="_new">Dave Ball</a> didn't work past the position-specific period.</li> </ul>

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    That is great inside info. Keep us in the loop with more updates as you get them.
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    Lendale Welcomes Competition, Questions On Work Ethic

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    ''This is for everybody. I don't care if I was on San Diego's team, New England, any team. You can go get Emmitt Smith [to come back]. You can go get anyone. I will never run from competition,'' White said. ''I never have and I never will. Ask Reggie Bush [or] Chris Johnson."
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    because he can't run from anything, only into it.
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    That was a weak joke.:moon2:
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    He loves to eat!
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  7. Fry

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    i call it how i see it.

    jim wyatt wrote in his OTA update that lendale admitted to weighing 261 mid-way through the season. we have defensive linemen that weighed less than that(jacob ford, i'm looking at you)
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    I wish he had this attitude the last 3 years ...or when he said he didn't care after the jets game last year. Funny how some guys get this newfound confidence and enthusiasm in a contract year. *sigh* oh well, he'll have his chance in that Pittsburgh game. They will be after his head, I guarantee that. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt for now I guess.
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    anybody see the picture of that sloppy beetch?? I'm amazed that a professional athlete can be as sloppy as that. Makes me think of guys like John Kruk, David Wells, etc. Just sloppy trash.
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    Lendales not fat, hes just big boned.

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