Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy had his fair share of injuries in 2012 that certainly limited his production. An ankle injury and a concussion limited him to just seven games in his second year in the NFL. However, McCarthy is ready to rock and very excited for training camp to start so that he can show the Titans he is ready to be productive once again.
“I’ll be excited, I’ll be hungry, I’ll be a lot of things,’’ McCarthy said about training camp, according to The Tennessean. “It was a rough year for me last year, playing through the injury and battling with that and not being able to be out there, and seeing the way we struggled sometimes on defense, it was tough.
“But it’s a new season, and that’s behind me. My injuries are behind me, and I have to prove to the naysayers and the people who think that injuries are a concern … I have to put those to rest.”
The 25-year-old recorded 38 total tackles and one interception returned 49 yards for a touchdown last season. Tennessee is hoping that he can regain his confidence and be as productive as he was his rookie season when he registered 68 total tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception in 13 games.
The good news is McCarthy is at 100 percent and ready to show what he can do. Everyone in the organization knows he has the potential to be a superstar, which is why no one was overly concerned in the offseason. The fact that he is more confident than ever means he is in the right mindset to be a difference maker in 2013.