Coach Whisenhunt's Thursday Practice Transcript

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TITANS HEAD COACH KEN WHISENHUNT PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT - September 17, 2015

(on if he goes into games with a number of touches in mind for Bishop Sankey)

I wish you could. I wish you could put a number on it. Every game is going to be different in how the game goes. We go in with ideas of plays that we'd like to get to or things that we'd like to do, but sometimes, just the way the game goes changes that. So not really, I don't have a set number of touches. But (Bishop Sankey) is certainly deserving of getting a few more with the way he ran last game.


(on Bishop Sankey paying attention to the little details)*

I think naturally, second year in the league, it's a little bit easier just to understand all the things that go with it. (Bishop Sankey) did a lot of work in the offseason; a lot of hard work on his courses, his footwork, all of those things. Maybe that's what's making the difference for him. There's no doubt that he's a lot more comfortable, and you can play faster, do it with a little bit more authority when you feel that way. But you can't take away the fact that he's worked pretty hard at it.

(on if Bishop Sankey's yards after contact were a product of increased strength or confidence)

Well (Steve) Watterson wants to take credit for it from working with him in the strength program, of course. That's how those strength guys are. But I do think that there's a benefit to that. He's a little bit stronger. But maybe he's just more confident, feels better about what he's doing.

(on how much of a challenge the Browns' multiple-look defense will be for the Titans offensive line)

We've seen it all camp. It's not like we haven't seen it the first time. Everything's a little bit different. You work hard during the week to try to prepare for it, but they're good at doing it. You have to talk about the different looks. It's always a little bit more difficult when you're on the road and you're in the noise. Hopefully last week, just the mechanics of doing those things, even though we didn't see as many looks as we will probably see this week, maybe that will prepare us a little better.

(on if he's seen enough of Johnny Manziel to know what he is capable of if he ends up starting on Sunday)

It's hard from that game because I don't know how much of that plan was for him when the starter went out. I think you have to prepare for both those guys. As far as I'm aware, they haven't ruled out (Josh) McCown, so we're trying to prepare as best we can for both guys in anticipation of what we'll see and hopefully we'll do OK Sunday.

(on his experiences with the Dawg Pound, Cleveland's infamous fan base)

I certainly respect that. I mean, they're very passionate about football. I love that. I love the fact that they have a group that's so passionate like that. I've coached there for a year, I played there a number of times when I was in Pittsburgh, and the one thing that's been consistent is their passion for it. So it's a great atmosphere to play in.

(on if there is any other fan base like Cleveland's Dawg Pound in the NFL)

It's hard to say that. I don't really even think about it in those kinds of terms, comparing them. I just know that every time you go in there, they're going to be there, and they're going to be boisterous.

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