Three Quick Hits from Tuesday's OTA Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans just wrapped another day of organized team activities at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

Three quick hits out of practice:


Unscripted practice**

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has now worked through eight OTAs with his teammates, but Tuesday's session was different.

"Today was a good day in terms of experience, because we had to come out here without any scripted plays,'' Mariota said. "Guys had to know their stuff, and I felt like the offense handled it well. There were certain situations, including myself, we could have done better at. But all in all I thought it went well."

Mariota said working without a script in practice "is the closest you can get to a live game situation."

"Just because in a game you don't have a scripted amount of plays,'' Mariota said. "You have to go in there, and depending on what the defense is doing, you have to be prepared for anything the coaches call, and I think being able to reenact that in practice today gets guys in the mindset of game-like situations."


Sharpe switch**

Titans rookie Tajae Sharpe was on the field on Tuesday in No. 19 – he switched from uniform No.87.


"There's nothing too deep to read into it,'' Sharpe said. "I'd rather have a number in the teens than one in the 80s, so 19 was one of the only ones available, so that's what I went with."

Sharpe had to change his Twitter handle as a result, which caused some confusion. He's now @Show19ine.

"A couple of my friends texted me and said, 'Your Twitter got unverified. What happened?' I was like, I don't know, I guess it was the name change. But it's all good."


Defensive plays**

Several defensive players made some nice plays during today's OTA.

Linebacker Nate Palmer had an interception early before three defensive backs and another linebacker all had impressive break-ups on passes into the secondary.

Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson broke up a pass intended for receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Later, defensive backs LeShaun Sims and Curtis Riley made solid plays on balls thrown downfield. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard broke up a pass intended for tight end Delanie Walker across the middle.

Titans veterans and rookies take the field for Day 8 of OTAs at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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