NASHVILLE, Tenn. — David Cobb has some good memories to take away from his NFL debut.
After sitting out the first nine games of the season, the Titans running back suited up for the first time against the Jaguars on Thursday night. He father was there, in the stands.
"I'd been waiting my whole life to step out there, run out there,'' Cobb, the team's fifth round pick in the NFL Draft, said on Monday. "So that definitely felt good. It was a blessing to step out there and a dream I've had my whole life."
Two things bothered him.
For starters, the Titans lost, 19-13.
Next, his stat line left him shaking his head – four carries, minus three yards.
"I wasn't expecting to finish in the negative for the first time. I had never finished in the negative, but there's a first time for everything, I guess,'' said Cobb, who ran for 2,893 yards and 20 touchdowns in college at Minnesota. "I am happy I got a chance to play and actually be a part of the team, but I wasn't expecting that.
"I'm hoping I'll be able to do a little more this week."
Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said he expects Cobb will play more in upcoming games, beginning with Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Antonio Andrews has been the workhorse for the Titans in recent weeks – he had 78 yards on 15 carries against the Jaguars – and Bishop Sankey is also expected to be active on Sunday with Dexter McCluster out with a knee injury.
Cobb said he's looking forward to more chances, and for an opportunity to be more productive.
"The preseason is nothing like the regular season, and practice is nothing like a real game. Just getting my feet wet, it was good,'' Cobb said. "I know they are not going to give me anything, so I have to go out and earn it. I have to go out and work hard and when I get opportunities I have to do well.
"We have six games left and six more opportunities to help this team win."
Titans Online looks at the collegiate career of Minnesota RB David Cobb. (AP Photos)