Offensive play of the day
With the arrival of Andre Johnson for the start of training camp, lots of focus is now on the Tennessee Titans wide receivers.
So it was appropriate that the play of the day on the first day of camp was by one of the Titans’ receivers – albeit a holdover receiver in Kendall Wright.
On a play down the seam, Wright extended to try and reach a Marcus Mariota pass, juggling it on the fingertips of his left hand before corralling and going on to the end zone for what would have been a touchdown in live play.
Wright’s catch superseded two outstanding catches from newcomer Johnson, who had a diving grab on a Mariota throw and an over-the-shoulder grab on a ball from Matt Cassel.
As for who got the start, the first team began the way it ended in off-season work with Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe going with the starters.
Defensive play of the day
While it is more difficult for the defense to stand out without full pads on (that is slated for Monday), there were still a few noticeable plays.
Perhaps the best one came from rookie Kevin Byard, who was able to rake what looked like a sure completion to Matthews for what was at worst was an incompletion and at best a completion and fumble.
Byard, a ballhawking safety from MTSU, is a player who merits watching through camp and preseason to see how quickly the Titans find ways to get him on the field, even if he isn’t a starter out of the gate.