NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Everyone else? Well, coach Mike Munchak has made it clear that depth charts now are only a guide for practice with jobs up for grabs.
Munchak is stoking competition trying to bounce back strong from a 6-10 season, and the new coaches he brought in are learning exactly what talent they have to work with on the field.
"It's definitely good,'' veteran receiver
The results already are showing on the field where the Titans are moving from drill to drill more crisply in their second week of organized team activities. Play tempo also is much faster than a year ago.
Munchak said that he and the Titans had to restore belief for both players and fans after a disappointing season in2 012.
"We did pretty much about everything we could do between coaching changes and personnel with free agents and the draft,'' Munchak said. "I think the players saw that. I think the fans saw that. I think there's a lot of excitement about where this team has a chance of going this year versus maybe last year.''
So the Titans are busy rotating players to check them out. There are even some experiments like
"You can watch on film, but I think a lot of guys don't want to get caught up in that,'' Munchak said. "These first five practices the past two, three weeks, he's had a chance to get a better feel for what we have, and I think his input will get better even more so as he watches what we have and see how to fit these pieces together.''
"I'm trying to better myself every day regardless because if you get caught up too much in the depth chart and where you're playing, it can play with you a little bit,'' Morgan said. "You can question why am I not playing here? Why am I going with the twos and threes? I'm going out there, I have my individual things I want to work on and I attack practice like that.''
Some of the biggest competition for playing time will be in the secondary where the Titans signed not just one but two veteran safeties in free agency. They signed
Wilson said he thinks the talk of open depth charts is more for the rookies and younger players on the team. Any player with experience in the NFL knows that starting jobs aren't won in organized team activities, which are for perfecting technique, communication with teammates and being able to play fluidly on the field.
"We know once we put the pads on in training camp, once we get some opportunities in the preseason, that's when the true evaluation is going to come in at, and that's when the decisions will be made,'' Wilson said.