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Zach Mettenberger may still be getting his knee back to full strength, but his arm and his poise were enough to impress his Tennessee Titans coaches and teammates in his first NFL practice.
Per a story from the tennessean.com, Mettenberger was confident and strong looking in the weekend practice sessions.
Veteran quarterbacks Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst had the weekend off, so it was Mettenberger who had all eyes gazing upon him during the rookie minicamp.
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt loved the way Mettenberger was threading the needle to receivers, even in high winds.
“He is a stud. He is an absolute stud,” Titans first-round pick Taylor Lewan said. “I have been around Jake a little bit, and Charlie a little bit, and they are great guys. I have obviously been around (Mettenberger) a lot, we’ve spent a lot of time together, and he has the confidence, he has the arm and he has the attitude to play the game.”
The only question that will remain about Mettenberger is is ...
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“I’m really high on Zach (Mettenberger),” ESPN’s Ron Jaworski said. “I went through film of about 14 quarterbacks pretty intently before the draft, and I had him at No. 2 because I thought he had a skill set that translated very well to the NFL. There’s a way I think that you play the game for...
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After two days of the NFL Draft, Tennessee Titans fans were running on fumes.
Two wild days had passed, which left the third and final day with expectations all over the place. Through the fourth and fifth rounds, Tennessee made some shoulder shrug worthy selections, with the Titans filling some defensive holes by picking Da’Quan Jones, Marqueston Huff and Avery Williamson.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Titans sixth-round pick QB Zach Mettenberger “didn’t look — or feel — close to 100 percent” during his first practice this past week.
Mettenberger suffered a season-ending knee injury last year and is still sporting a brace on his surgically repaired left leg, which almost certainly impacted his performance.
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The obvious uncertainty is flying around the facilities in Tennessee. After a 7-9 season and no playoffs since 2008, Titans fired head coach Mike Munchack and most of his staff. Hiring Ken Whisenhunt and his staff to have a new fresh start that has been needed for quite some time in Tennessee.The Titans come into camp with a few questions in all three phases. Jake Locker is coming...
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