SUMMARY: Penalties have been down so far this season for the Titans including the offensive line with only eight for the current starting unit. The reason is concentration, technique and some help from their 13-year veteran C Kevin Mawae who has built a relationship with the referees. "You want to have a good rapport with all the referees in the game," Mawae explained. "If it’s tight or questionable or iffy, hopefully, because you have a good rapport with them, the call will go your way. I make it a point to know who our referee is and who our umpire is every game, and over the course of 13 years, you get to know most of the guys and they know you by first name, and you call them by their first name. They give you the courtesy of, ‘Hey, Kevin, I let you go on that one. You’re going to have to clean it up a little bit.’ It’s a professional courtesy for the respect you have in the league and the respect that you give them." What do you think about this article? Post your comments below.