NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has had a few slip-ups early on, he admits it.
He's a rookie, so it's no surprise.
"There might be a little confusion here and there, which they might have taken as me being overloaded with plays,'' Green-Beckham said. "But it is something where I can get better, and learn off it. I feel like I am learning each day, and getting better each day."
So will the Titans increase Green-Beckham's workload in the near future?
Green-Beckham, the team's second-round draft pick, played in just 14 of the team's 82 offensive snaps against the Colts in the team's last game on September 27. He played sparingly against the Browns (13) and Buccaneers (9) as well. Green-Beckham is also getting work on special teams.
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said recently he's trying to avoid putting too much on the rookie's plate early on. Green-Beckham has three catches for 35 yards in the first three games. He's caught two touchdown passes.
"We'll continue to integrate DGB into the offense. I think the one thing you have to be careful about is overloading him, because right now he is on a good track. He is making progress and we are excited about seeing him make these plays,'' Whisenhunt said.
"But if you think you can just put him in for 82 snaps, it is going to be a problem, so you just don't want to see him take a step back."
Green-Beckham said he understands the plan.
"I understand it, because being out for a year, he doesn't want to overload me with stuff,'' said Green-Beckham, who sat out last year at Oklahoma after playing two college seasons at Missouri. "He wants me to build my confidence up."
Green-Beckham also wants those around him to know he's ready for more. Green-Beckham had two catches for 21 yards in the team's last game against the Colts, including a critical 19-yard reception late.
"My confidence level is really high right now. I just want to get more playing time, and make more plays,'' he said. "I'm just going to keep working. Of course I would like to be out there more and feel like I am helping my team more.
"But I feel like the more chances I get, and the more where I do well, the more opportunities I'll get to play."