OTAs & Sharing - 05/27/14

The Tennessee Titans were back on the practice field again today.  Only this day was different in a big way.  The start of Organized Team Activities, or OTAs as they're known, means rookies and veterans practice together for the first time.

This is a very important portion of the off-season as the "Two-Toned Blue" starts to build team chemistry and a firm understanding of the playbook.

It's also an interesting time because the veterans can help the rookies develop faster by imparting wisdom that they've picked up along their NFL careers.  That is, if they are willing.

Some veterans are better at sharing than others.  Former Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was very generous towards Jake Locker, fully knowing that at some point, Locker would become the Titans #1 quarterback.

How will Michael Roos handle this sort of thing?  That remains to be seen.  Roos says he's willing to assist Taylor Lewan.  But Lewan plays the exact same position as Roos.

It will be interesting to see how these two big men along the Titans offensive line co-exist in 2014.

 

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COIN TOSS-MAYOR

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