NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With training camp days away, the Titans turned Wednesday afternoon into Christmas in July for a number of Titans season ticket members.
Ten Titans players climbed into limos and departed Saint Thomas Sports Park to begin their tour around the greater Nashville area. Each group had three to four different visits in their mission to spread the excitement for the upcoming season.
The Sankey-McCluster duo made its first stop at the Pancake Pantry before heading to News Channel 5. The Titans running backs took pictures and signed autographs for employees as they made their special deliveries.
"This is great," said channel five reporter Nick Beres. "I'm a Titans season ticket holder and those are two of the new players that I'm thrilled to meet and am looking forward to see play this year."
Yearly events like this one help bring the team together with the greater Nashville area. The Titans have always made it a priority to grow the relationship between the team and the community, while creating a special bond between the players and fans.
"It's just awesome," said Beres. "The Titans have always done this. They get out in the community and come by the station. Then we try to help and promote their charitable causes. We're all on the Titans bandwagon and support them all the way. It's just exciting."
Titans players surprised local businesses by stopping by to deliver 2014 season tickets to Titans ticket members. (Staff Photos)
It wasn't just the season ticket members who enjoyed the visits. It's also a great chance for Titans players to have fun with their biggest supporters.
"I'm a people person," stated McCluster. "I enjoy what I do on and off the field. It's fun to see the fans' faces and it gives me that extra oomph to go out there and compete. I just like having fun with what I do."
As McCluster continued, he went on to explain that it truly is a team effort between the fans and the players.
"If it wasn't for the fans we'd just be a bunch of guys playing football," McCluster said. "The fans connect everybody, so that's big for us."
It was obvious as the trip finished at 104.5 The Zone that excitement for the season is growing with training camp just around the corner. The two running backs jumped on the air for a segment with host Clay Travis and former Titan Blaine Bishop.
As a rookie, Sankey was eager to meet and get comfortable in his new community.
"For me it's just about getting out, seeing the city, and making a connection with the people who support us," Sankey said. "Without them it wouldn't mean as much. It's just a great experience to meet the fans."
As the limo returned to Saint Thomas Sports Park, the mission was a success for the running back tandem as well as the other players who helped deliver tickets. The countdown is nearly up as less than 48 hours remain until players report for camp on Friday.
The Titans will hold their first open practice on Saturday, July 26th at 9:20 a.m. from Saint Thomas Sports Park.