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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MERRY MARIJUANA

DENVER (AP) -- Forget the mistletoe -- think marijuana instead. Colorado's legal pot sellers have holiday offerings for their customers. This will be the first holiday season since retail marijuana became legal in the state. The Grass Station in Denver has a Black Friday special -- an ounce of weed for just 50 bucks for the first 16 customers in line Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other pot sellers are going for the high-end, high market. Colorado Harvest and Evergreen Apothecary are releasing some top-shelf strains for the season. Of course, you can't send pot through the mail. So, many of the stores offer T-shirts, rolling papers and other items Colorado's legal tokers can send out of state.

UGLY CHRISTMAS TREE

READING, Pa. (AP) -- It's like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for some folks in Pennsylvania. The 50-foot Christmas tree in downtown Reading (REH'-ding) was criticized as being ugly. City Council president Francis Acosta had ordered that the spindly spruce be given the ax and replaced by a more impressive fir. But the tree that couldn't get any respect is now getting some love. Council President Acosta has ordered workers to stop removing the ornaments. The tree will now stay.

CHRISTMAS TREES-GROWERS

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- This Christmas looks a lot merrier for some Wisconsin tree growers. Christmas Treeland in Baraboo lost a few hundred trees due to dry weather this year. That compares to the 10,000 trees lost by growers Jim and Suzanne Dohner in each of the last two years. Christmas Valley Tree Farm owner Jack Meegan says this is a "very good" year. He tells the Baraboo News Republic he only lost a small percentage of his tree crop this year. He says his family-owned business sells 300 to 400 trees a year.

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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- There's something dirty in Burbank city government. We're not talking corruption but cars. To help save water during California's historic drought, the city isn't washing its vehicles. The Los Angeles Times reports the unwashed rides number more than 300 including police cars and fire trucks. But the washing ban doesn't apply to windows, for safety reasons. "Go Dirty for the Drought" stickers are being put on the city's unwashed fleet.

 
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