Day 2 Training Camp Observations


NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Day Two of training camp is in the books for the Titans. Here's a look at five things that stood out:

• It was another solid day for quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has played mistake-free football through the first two days of camp. I've been impressed with Mariota's poise, decision-making, and accuracy. Mariota's best throw of the day was a strike to receiver Kendall Wright across the middle, which would've gone for a score. He also made a number of nice throws to receiver Hakeem Nicks and tight end Anthony Fasano. The Titans added an interesting twist on Saturday with some designed runs that got fans excited. After practice, Mariota spent over an hour signing autographs for fans.

• It's very apparent fans love receiver Dorial Green-Beckman, and I can see why. The guy looks the part. Green-Beckham annihilated a blocking sled at the start of practice, and seemed to enjoy hearing the crowd get excited about it. During one-on-one drills, he got past defensive back Marqueston Huff and caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Green-Beckham remains a work in progress, however. He had one drop, and so far receivers Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter have been more impressive.

• The Titans have started the rotation at cornerback opposite Jason McCourty. On Friday, Blidi-Wreh Wilson worked with the first unit. On Saturday, Perrish Cox was with the starters, and Wreh-Wilson slid into the slot in nickel packages. This one is going to be interesting to watch. After a solid offseason, I still think Cox is the favorite to win the starting job on the outside. But in nickel packages Cox's physicality might make him a better fit in the slot. Either way, both these guys are going to be on the field a lot this fall.

• Tight end Anthony Fasano should take some pressure off of Delanie Walker this fall. A 10-year veteran, Fasano had a big day at camp on Saturday. He caught a pair of balls across the middle, one of them a fingertip catch in tight coverage when he was surrounded by defenders. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was so pleased after one of Fasano's catches he went up to Mariota and gave him a fist bump on his way back to the huddle after throwing the pass.

• Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh needs a good training camp to secure a spot on the roster, so every rep counts. Sensabaugh made a nice play near the end of practice on Saturday. On a Mariota deep ball intended for Hunter, Sensabaugh was physical and held his ground running down field. Then, as the ball approached the two players, Sensabaugh knocked the ball away, and it fell to the ground. It was a win for the defense, and Sensabaugh.

Titans players take the field for training camp on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Donn Jones


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