NASHVILLE – Titans receiver A.J. Brown got some valuable advice last year from future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.
It sounds like he's taken it to heart.
On a video conference call on Wednesday, Titans receivers coach Rob Moore gave an insider's perspective on Brown's work ethic, and mindset, on a day-to-day basis.
"A.J., he constantly wants feedback, constantly wants to know what he can work on, constantly (says), "Let's work on … throwing me a few of these balls, in my blind spots," Moore said of Brown. "Whatever the case may be, he is a player that is always constantly poking and prodding his own progress and where he is at.
"He is not one of those players that you've got to hunt down to get extra work in, or work, period. That's just kind of who he is. He loves football, and this is a big part of his life. And he wants to be extremely good at it."
Earlier this offseason, Brown said he's worked tirelessly to improve for his second NFL season. In addition to watching film and working out, part of his routine also included catching 1,000 footballs a day.
Brown was a playmaker for the Titans in 2019, when he led all rookies with 1,051 receiving yards while also scoring eight touchdowns among his 52 catches.
Brown became the first rookie since Hall of Famer Randy Moss (1998) to have a minimum of 50 catches, 1,000 receiving yards and five touchdowns while averaging 17-plus yards per catch, plus four touchdown catches of 50-plus yards. He was the only NFL rookie since 1970 with 1,000-plus receiving yards and an average of 20-plus yards per reception, and he led the NFL with 605 receiving yards over his final six games of the regular season.
Brown, who finished third in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year category a year ago, said he feels like a different player in training camp compared to last year.
"Tom Brady told me (last year), work on the things you know you need improvement on so you won't have no weakness," Brown said. "Everybody works hard, but everybody knows what their weakness is so work on your weakness, so you don't have no weakness.
"There's always something that comes up that you didn't know that was a weakness, and you just got to work through day to day. It never stops. It's day to day. You find something new to work on each and every day is my approach with it."
A look back at wide receiver A.J. Brown's rookie season that included 52 receptions for 1,051 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2019. (Photos: Donald Page)