Titans defensive lineman Leger Douzable is from Tampa, linebacker Colin McCarthy moved to the area in seventh grade and stayed there through high school and defensive end Kamerion Wimbley established his home in the area about four years ago.
Titans Online asked all three players what they like about the Tampa Bay area and what they'd recommend to those that visit the region. Douzable and Wimbley gave their answers in the videos below, and McCarthy gave his suggestions during a Q&A.
What's your favorite thing about the Tampa Bay area.
I would say it's kind of a laid-back city. It's not as fast-paced as a Miami, and it's a little livelier than, say, Naples. It's a nice location, right on the water. Attractions-wise, you have Busch Gardens there, you have different amusement parks.
What's the best attraction that people should go to if they go to Tampa?
I'd say Busch Gardens. They have Busch Gardens and they have Adventure Island (water park). You have Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach. Down on the beach, they have this restaurant called Frenchy's. It's a nice spot to go to. Island Way Grill is another restaurant down on the water.
Do you have a favorite beach?
I go to Clearwater Beach a lot. It's not real far.
Where is your favorite breakfast place?
I'd say Venus. It's a small little breakfast joint that's actually right before you go over the causeway to get to the beach, so it's a nice little spot with cheap breakfast but good, too.
WestShore Plaza has a bunch of spots. They've got the Palm down there, Maggiano's, PF Chang's. There's also the big barbecue place, Lee Roy Selmon's (a former Buccaneers defensive lineman), right across from (Raymond James) Stadium, so that's a good place.
I would say International Plaza. They've got Cheesecake Factory there. They have a Morton's up there too. They've got an Italian place, but they got rid of my favorite place, which was Bamboo Club. It was a Chinese, up-scale place, but they got rid of that and put some Irish pub in there, which is kind of disappointing. That used to be my spot back in the day.
Have you ever gone deep sea fishing or sailing?
I have, actually, but not in Florida. I did it in Washington. I went out there with (Jake) Locker for one of his charity things and went deep sea fishing. That was the first and only time I've done it, so it was fun.