NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Here’s a look at three quick hits from Wednesday:
A.J., Part 2
Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown was good from the get-go on Sunday, catching three passes for 100 yards in the team’s win over the Browns.
On Sunday, he’ll look to build on that performance.
“I always felt like I could make an impact early,” said Brown, a second-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. “Whenever I am out there, I just try to be the best player out there.
“Now I just have to keep making plays and keep playing physical – that’s what we get paid to do. (OC) Arthur Smith put a good game plan in on Sunday to move the ball around and I just did my best to play hard and to play fast. But I know I can’t let up.”
Brown had catches of 47 and 51 yards on Sunday. After making catches, he used a stiff-arm, and made guys miss.
The Colts are the next challenge.
“They are a really good defense,” Brown said. “They run to the ball, and they play tough.”
When the Colts come to town on Sunday, the Titans will be facing quarterback Jacoby Brissett – not Andrew Luck.
Luck, of course, retired before the start of the season.
Brissett completed 21-of-27 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns in Indy’s season opening loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
“All I know is that Jacoby has got a really good grasp of the offense,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “He’s played in big games, whether that be in New England or Indianapolis. He was very efficient with the football last week. He took care of it. He’s got a strong arm, he can move, he can scramble, so he’s able to run whatever they need him to do.”
Offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile (knee) and linebacker Reggie Gilbert (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
Running back David Fluellen (hamstring) was limited.
Outside linebacker Cameron Wake and tight end Delanie Walker did not practice, but they were listed on the Injury Report with “not injury related” designations.