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Coach Mularkey's Thursday Practice Transcript




(on the team's injuries)

Did not practice, 89, (Phillip) Supernaw and 37, (Johnathan) Cyprien. Cyp, back, a little bit more today. Supernaw's come along, he may do some things tomorrow. We'll see how Cyprien is tomorrow as well. Limited was (Derrick) Morgan, everybody else was full participation.

(on if tackle Taylor Lewan had worked through his back spasms)

He did the full practice.

(on how important cornerback Logan Ryan is to the secondary, especially with his familiarity with 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo)

Yeah, that'll help that he's been around him. He's really been what we'd hoped when we signed him as a free agent. He's had a lot of tough duty this year, putting him on some of the guys we've had. Especially in the last four or five games, he's held his own. It's been pretty impressive watching him. He's a true pro the way he goes about his business - it shows up on Sunday.

(on how good he feels about the depth of the safety position)

We're very fortunate about our depth. I have to put Curtis Riley down every week, inactive, and he's another guy that can play the position. He's very good as a special teams player. We're really fortunate with the guys we have back there.

(on if it has been good for tight end Luke Stocker to get a week under his belt)

Yeah. Fortunately, a lot of verbage is very similar to Tampa from Dirk Koetter running the offense in Atlanta, so that helped. Just getting a feel for how we do things here. I think it was good for him to get a week under his belt before we threw him right in the fire last weekend.

(on if he gets the feeling from the players that last week is behind them and the importance of the upcoming game)

I'd say it's not sort of, they're pretty focused, great energy, into it. Today was very good. I thought yesterday was good, today was better than yesterday. They're very good about moving on. There's nothing any of us can do about what took place other than correct some of the mistakes, which we do. We've got to get ready for the next one. This team's very good about moving on.

(on if the nice weather has given players a 'bounce in their step')

Yeah, it helps. The warm up period is not like it is when you get the weather we're having back in Nashville, or even being inside. Tough to get them going on turf and inside. Just being outside, getting some fresh air, nice and warm, really the weather's been great.

(on wide receiver Corey Davis being the last guy on the field for the second day in a row, and if the coaching staff said anything to him about that)

No, he's trying to be a great player. I like to see that the quarterbacks and he and a lot of the guys are staying out to spend a lot of time together, that's important in his development. It doesn't surprise me. He wants to be great and that's what you've got to do. It's what you do on your own that will really make a difference in your career.

Titans players take the field for Thursday's practice at Arizona State University. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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