BRITT MAKES PRESENCE KNOWN IN FIRST PRESEASON ACTION: First-round draft pick Kenny Britt, who did not play last week against the Buffalo Bills, saw his first action of the preseason on a third-and-three at the 30-yard line in the first quarter. Kerry Collins found him on the play for a four-yard gain and a first down. In the second quarter, Britt caught a 38-yard pass from Vince Young and then recorded a three-yard pass on third-and-two. In the third quarter, the Young-Britt tandem gave the Titans the lead with a 37-yard touchdown. At the time, that gave Britt four receptions for 82 yards and four first downs.
TITANS CONVERT TURNOVER TO EARLY LEAD: In the first quarter, Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham caught a pass from Luke McCown. Immediately after turning up field, he was hit by Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who dislodged the ball. Linebacker David Thornton recovered the fumble and returned the ball 20 yards to set up a 36-yard field goal by Rob Bironas.
STARTERS' PLAYING TIME: Titans starters on both sides of the ball played through the first quarter. Most of the starting defenders were on the field for three series before giving way to the second-team in the second quarter. Offensively, starting quarterback Kerry Collins played four series, staying on the field until Vince Young took over three minutes into the second quarter.
YOUNG'S NUMBERS IMPRESSIVE: Vince Young quarterbacked the Titans during the second and third quarters. His final numbers included 14 attempts, nine completions, 131 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 118.5. He found rookie wide receiver Kenny Britt for a 38-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
HAYE GETS SACK AGAINST FORMER TEAM: On third-and-10 in the second quarter, Titans defensive tackle Jovan Haye sacked Byron Leftwich for a 17-yard loss. Prior to signing with the Titans during the 2009 offseason as a free agent, Haye played the previous three seasons for the Buccaneers.
THREE TOUCHDOWNS BY ROOKIES: Tennessee's first three touchdowns against the Buccaneers were scored by three rookies: a 37-yard touchdown reception by Kenny Britt (first round, 30th overall pick), a 36-yard touchdown run by Javon Ringer (fifth round, 173rd) and a 29-yard interception return by Ryan Mouton (third round, 94th overall).