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Hot Topics From Titans HC Mike Vrabel's Tuesday Presser


NASHVILLE – Titans Coach Mike Vrabel held a press conference on Tuesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park, one day after his team's 41-7 loss to the Bills.

Here's a look at the hot topics from today's presser:

-Vrabel said wants the players to put Monday's game behind them as quickly as possible.

The Titans return to action on Sunday against the Raiders at Nissan Stadium.

"It's difficult," he said. "And it's never a great experience losing, losing on the road, losing in a big game, losing in the manner in which we lost it. We have to move on and get back to work together."

-Vrabel was asked about some in the fan base calling for changes on his coaching staff.

Vrabel indicated that's not on his mind.

"If I felt like there was anybody that wasn't doing their job," Vrabel said. "We're just not going to do that – that's not something that's going to happen right now. I have confidence in our staff, I have confidence in the guys we put out there. We have to continue to coach and execute better."  

Vrabel said the Titans need to rally around one another to get out of their early season funk.

"This isn't all of a sudden a time for wholesale changes," Vrabel said. "This is about getting back to the basics in what we believe in, and what we've had success in."

-Vrabel did not have an update on left tackle Taylor Lewan, who left Monday's game with a knee injury.

Lewan left the locker room on crutches.

"As of now, I don't really have any updates on that," Vrabel said of Lewan. "We're still going through some evaluation and I'll try and keep you updated on that as it comes."

-Vrabel indicated the hip injury suffered by outside linebacker Bud Dupree doesn't appear to be serious.

"I don't think it's anything long-term," Vrabel said of Dupree.

-Vrabel was asked whether the team would continue with Kyle Philips as the team's primary punt returner.

Philips muffed his second punt in as many games on Monday night.

"I think those are some decisions that will probably take place as the week goes on," Vrabel said. "Just seeing how he feels and what Craig (Aukerman) and I decide."

-Asked of the Titans might consider moving right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere to left tackle in the event Lewan is out long-term, Vrabel replied: "I think we would consider everything at this point and time, with every position group."

-Vrabel said cornerback Caleb Farley made some good plays, but also some he'd like to have back.

Vrabel acknowledged Farley is going through some new experiences with so little playtime under his belt.

"Seeing Caleb, there were some good plays but some plays where you have to be better," Vrabel said. "But that goes with a lot of guys."

-Vrabel made it clear the team is focused, and confident heading into Sunday's game vs the Raiders.

"We haven't lost confidence or faith in what we're doing, or what we've done," Vrabel said. "That's not going to happen. We're excited to get back to work."

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