Wade and Mattos Making the Most of Opportunities

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  1. goTitans.com

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    SUMMARY: The wide receiver position for the Titans appears to be crowded with the addition of David Givens and sixth-round pick Jonathan Orr to the group of Drew Bennett, Tyrone Calico, Roydell Williams, Courtney Roby, Brandon Jones and rookie. But with various injuries to Calico (calf), Givens (ankle), Orr (shoulder), Jones (knee) and Roby (hamstring), two other WRs are making the most of opportunities. Bobby Wade was snagged off waivers last year from the Chicago Bears and is making the most of his reps. Grant Mattos, who spent time on both the Broncos and Lions practice squad, is showing sure hands and excellent route running. Both are making a case for themselves and creating a tougher decision for the Titans coaching staff. "It’s going to be a challenge. We don’t have the luxury of keeping them all," Coach Jeff Fisher said. "There are going to be some tough decisions. It’s very, very competitive."

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  2. Ewker

    Ewker Starter

    feast or famine at WR..who goes?
  3. HALL97ROX

    HALL97ROX Camp Fodder

    Don't we usually keep 7 WR's? I am an MTSU boy, but Calico has shaken my confidence he can stay on this team. Didn't Wade have the Berlin syndrome (fumbleitis) at Chicago and that is why they let him go?
  4. 6 WRs generally, though Jones could start out on the PUP list
  5. fitantitans

    fitantitans This space For Rent

    Do the Titans have a conditioning coach? What's up with all these injuries? If this continues, there won't be any decisions to make about who stays and who goes. The healthy stay, the cripple go.
  6. GoT

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  7. fltitan

    fltitan Guest

    Could we keep 7 and put 2 on the practice squad if we cut Gunther or is trying to keep them all just wishful thinking. We all the injuries to WR the past few years it would be nice to have as many good ones as possible. Its also possible that Coach Fisher is just saying how good all these guys are to light a fire under the ones he wants to keep wouldnt be the 1st time.
  8. Snookus

    Snookus YA DIGGGG

    It's good to see so much positional competition going on.

    I agree, what's going on with all the injuries?
  9. Sukrillux

    Sukrillux Guest

    With all of these hamstrings, it seems that the conditioning is not stressed or maybe misguided. Also, these simple, but annoying and sometimes painful injuries can be caused by poor technique which would fall on the position coach's shoulders wouldn't it? All I know is that being "plagued with injuries" for a 3rd year in a row would be no coincidence.
  10. ya, we have way to many injured players do be very effective right now, if they cant get the reps that they need its making our team worse =[
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