First Day Productive, Focused For Titans

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey liked what he saw from his team on the first day of training camp.

A team with growing expectations held their first training camp practice before an estimated crowd of 2,400 and appeared focused and ready for what lies ahead this season.

“Obviously it’s a much more comfortable environment and it was fun to have them out here and we want more people to come out,” said Mularkey. “We’ve got plenty of room.”

“I told them ( the team) I was pretty pleased. The practice went well, the morning walk through was good, ” said Mularkey. “I thought all three phases were good , there was something good to take away about all three.”

“You can tell that they’ve been been doing some studying on their own, no questions about it,” continued Mularkey. “Very limited mental errors, not a lot of mistakes and we have three pre-snap penalties, but for the most part for day one it was pretty clean.”

Quarterback Marcus Mariota looked sharp and showed no side effects of the broken leg he suffered late last season.

Mularkey stated that while Mariota was taking his regular reps, the coaching staff did limit some situations he was allowed to participate in.

As for Mariota, he is ready to go full speed.

“I felt great. It was a lot of fun to be out there with the guys and I enjoyed it, ” said Mariota.

“I feel great, you know, I think at that point in time when we left (after mini-camp) I was in a good spot,” added Mariota. But I think I got better every day and to be able to be out here today and to be able to run around and do some of the things the coaches wanted me to do, it felt really good.”

The Titans will take to the practice field for day two on Sunday with a 2:40 practice that is open to the public.