It’s almost that time of year again, football season that is. You can feel the season in the air as you hear about the players reporting back to Nashville for the Tennessee Titans training camp.
Check-in began this morning at 7 a.m. and defensive end Kamerion Wimbley was the first to report. When the guys arrived they were giving a packet that had things like their room key, and ID badge and parking pass with a check-in form. Sounds an awful lot like those summer camps you went to in high school and college doesn’t it?
“To be back and to be around the guys, it feels like you’re back home, when you come in today, it’s like the first day of school”, stated linebacker Gerald McGrath.
The players were required to check in to numerous stations before they could be ready to take part in training camp. They were required to report by 11 a.m. and according to Titans’ Vice President of Business and Operations, Stuart Spears, over half of the roster was checked in by 9 a.m.
Many of the players were just excited to get back on the grind, like wide receiver Marc Mariani, who will try to prove his value this season. “You’re counting down the days and it’s finally here. I think the optimism around here is a good thing, and we’re ready to win some football games.”
This afternoon’s activities consisted of mainly meetings and a conditioning test that were both hosted by assistant head coach and strength & conditioning, Steve Watterson.
This first official practice of training camp will be tomorrow and the first practice that is open to fans will be on Sunday from 6:30-8:30 CT. You can see the full training camp schedule here.
First preseason game is two weeks away. Hold on to your hats football fans, it’s going to be a heck of a season.