NASHVILLE – Titans Online is looking at the first of 10 days of organized team activities on Monday in Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Titans Online takes a look at six things to look at as the team twists things into offseason work (Monday sessions are closed so the first live reports come out of Tuesday's work):
QB & # 39; erne
Marcus Mariota has participated in offseason sessions with his teammates, but he will oppose the defense for the first time this week, working on some new weapons around him, including free agent addition Adam Humphries. We also get our first look at quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who joined the team in March after playing earlier with dolphins. The chemistry session for both QB's is underway.
Formerly tight gauges Arthur Smith is now calling the shots as the team's new offensive coordinator. During the rookie camp, the media got the chance to see Smith work and he jumped from one position group to the next. Smith has spent time with his players in the classroom during the offseason program, but now he will really begin to implement his insult while working against the defense.
A.J. Brown vs. the Vets
Recipient A.J. Brown, the team's second round pick, was impressive right out of the gate in the rookie camp. But he is facing the best competition he has ever had in practice that starts this week when he targets veteran defensive back in practice. How is he going? That's one of the things I see.
New Look O-line
The Titans said goodbye to their two starters in 201
Second Year Jump
Many eyes will be on rookies at the beginning. But I will look out for second-year players like linebackers Harold Landry, Rashaan Evans and Sharif Finch alongside security Dane Cruikshank, defensive line mate Matt Dickerson and Stinnie, among others. The team expects all of them to make a bigger leap in 2019. Landry blinked in his rookie season and he is expected to do even bigger things while playing with veteran Cameron Wake and others.
Who's been out?
First round pick Jeffery Simmons will of course not participate in the OTAs when he regains an ACL injury. But he won't be the only one holding onto the start of the OTAs, as players heal from injuries that were made last season. In addition to Simmons, they are tight ends, Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith, too. Several other players finished last season at the Skades Reserve and others had offseason procedures. Who will work on the site and who will be in the middle of the action?