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Quick Hits After Thursday's Titans Practice


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Some quick hits after Thursday's practice:

-Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan talked to reporters for the first time since Sunday's game, when he allowed multiple sacks to Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones.

Lewan didn't blame his knee – it was his first regular season game since last year's torn ACL. Instead, he blamed himself, while crediting Jones.

"Chandler Jones is a stud, and there's no denying he dummied me all day," Lewan said. "I have to be accountable – and I wasn't accountable in that game, to my team, to myself, to my family, to everyone watching, to you guys, to the fans.

"I felt like one of those kids on Rivals when the five-star athletes are playing against the 165-pound white kids playing tackle."

Lewan also said he got too hyped in pregame, and said he was drained because of it. Lewan said he should have done a better job of calming his nerves.

"It's not easy," Lewan said, "but you have to get over it and move on and hopefully play better next week."

Lewan ackowledged he heard the boos from fans when he returned, and he admitted, "it hurt."

"It hurt, but at the same time, I don't blame them," Lewan said. "They want the team to do well, they are not just rooting for me. So, I'm sorry for letting them down."

Lewan plans to be better on Sunday.

"That (expletive) sucked (vs the Cardinals), that (expletive) was awful," he said of his Week One performance. "And I don't want to go through that again. It's another challenge this week going into Seattle.

"But there's no point in talking about it, as far as, 'I'm going to be this, or I'm going to be that,'" Lewan said. "I'm going to go play on Sunday, and we'll see what happens."

-In his first media availability this week, Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing gave a pretty blunt critique of himself and his unit in the wake of Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, from the play-calling to the execution.

"The overall performance is pretty easy to assess," Downing said. "It was well shy of our standard in just about every area. We have to be smooth from top to bottom, and that starts with me. … I look forward to the next opportunity to right some wrongs."

-Titans special teams coach Craig Aukerman said the team has confidence in kicker Randy Bullock, who was promoted to the active roster on Tuesday.

"We thought Randy had a really good practice in his tryout, and he did really well for us (in practice)," Aukerman said of Bullock, who has connected on 168 of 202 field goal attempts and 215 of 225 extra points during his nine-year career. "And the guy has obviously kicked a long time in the NFL. We are excited for him, and hopefully we get that consistency with him."

-Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen knows his defensive must improve as well after allowing Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to throw four touchdowns while running for another.

Bowen said the team will be faced with a similar challenge this week in dealing with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

-Outside linebacker Bud Dupree (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice after missing on Wednesday.

-Linebacker David Long, inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals because of a hamstring injury, did not practice on Thursday after being listed as limited on Wednesday's Injury Report.

-Tight end Anthony Firkser (knee) was listed as limited on Thursday for the second day in a row.

-Outside linebacker Harold Landry, who appears on the Injury Report with a groin injury, was a full participant after being listed as limited on Wednesday.

-Cornerback Caleb Farley, who appears on the team's Injury Report with a shoulder injury, did not practice on Thursday after being listed as a full participant on Wednesday.

-Defensive back Chris Jackson, who appears on the team's Injury Report with a hamstring injury, was a full participant for the second day in a row.

-Receiver Josh Reynolds, who appears on the team's Injury Report with a foot injury, was also a full participant on Thursday for the second straight day.

-Outside linebacker Derick Roberson, who appears on the team's Injury Report with a groin injury, was also full participant again on Thursday.

-Titans receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown both practiced again on Thursday. Brown was listed as a full participant on Thursday after being listed as limited on Wednesday with a knee injury.

-The Titans added linebacker Rashaan Evans to the Injury Report on Thursday with a groin injury. Evans was listed as a full participant.

-The Titans also added linebacker Jayon Brown to the team's Injury Report on Thursday with a hamstring injury. Brown was also a full participant.

-The Titans removed safety Brady Breeze from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Breeze remains on Injured Reserve.

-In addition Lewan, Titans running back Derrick Henry, cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins and offensive lineman David Quessenberry also talked to reporters before Thursday's practice.

-The Seahawks released their second Injury Report on Thursday and it looked like this: D'Wayne Eskridge (knee), G Damien Lewis (groin), T Jamarco Jones (knee) and RB Rashaad Penny (calf) did not practice. DT Bryan Mone (elbow) was limited, WR G Gabe Jackson (NIR-Rest), RB Chris Carson (NIR-Rest), and T Duane Brown (NIR-Rest), WR Penny Hart (concussion), S Marquise Blair (knee), CB Sidney Jones (groin) and CB D.J. Reed (foot) practiced in full.

-The Titans are scheduled to practice again on Friday before flying to Seattle on Saturday.

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