Three Quick Hits from Wednesday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans just wrapped up practice on Wednesday at St. Thomas Sports Park.

On Sunday, the team will kick off the regular season at Tampa Bay.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Fresh start**

A year ago, the Titans started the season with a win at Kansas City.

The following week, the team lost at home to Dallas, and ended up losing 14 of 15 games to finish with a 2-14 record.

The start of a new season offers a clean slate, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Whisenhunt can already sense the excitement on the practice field and said the Titans will be "fired up" on Sunday.

"After you go through all the OTA in the spring, and the grind of training camp, it is good to get to the season," he said. "You get fired up for these games and it's a chance to go out and play. It's a chance to put last year behind us, and a chance to show we're a better team.

"Hopefully we'll have a similar start to last year, but a heck of a lot better finish."

Facing Jameis

Titans cornerback Perrish Cox had two interceptions in the preseason, which made a nice impression on those around him.

Now, he'll face a rookie quarterback in Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

Cox said Winston is a talented player. Will he try and bait the rookie QB into a mistake?

"He is a rookie, but he is a talented player,'' Cox said. "I'm excited about getting on the field with him."

Who didn't practice

Cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) and defensive lineman Sammie Hill did not practice on Wednesday.

McCourty worked on a side field and afterward said he's improving.

"I am coming along good,'' he said. "I did some running on the field today so I'm just progressing and continue to take it day to day."


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