NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans rookie right tackle Jeremiah Poutasi watched tape of Sunday's loss against the Dolphins, and he didn't like what he saw. "It wasn't a good day, obviously,'' said Poutasi, a third-round pick out of Utah. "I looked at it, and you have to learn from it and get better.
"But you can't dwell on it. I am always going to remember the past, but it just motivates me to get better."
Poutasi, a starter in his first five NFL games, struggled mightily against Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, allowing multiple sacks. Wake was credited with four sacks in the contest.
The Titans eventually pulled Poutasi, and replaced at right tackle by Jamon Meredith.
The events of the day didn't rattle the rookie's confidence, coach Ken Whisenhunt said.
Whisenhunt said Poutasi is back with the starting group this week, and he'll line up at right tackle against the Falcons on Sunday.
"He seems like he is OK,'' Whisenhunt said. "It doesn't seem like there's a lot that fazes (Jeremiah). And I think one of the things we said before that – he had been playing better the two weeks previously, and prior to that against Buffalo. The game this past week he didn't play as well. But he is back in there, and we'll continue to grow. He is a young guy and he'll continue to get better we hope."
Poutasi acknowledged he needs to work on his technique, which will help him be more consistent on Sundays.
He wants to settle down, and settle in.
"I don't want to be on a roller coaster. I am not trying to be a guy on the roller coaster in the NFL, and have this day good and this day bad. I am just trying to be consistent,'' Poutasi said.
"Every week I am just trying to get better at everything I do. There's multiple things I have to get better at. I know there's always something I have to work on, good or bad."
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