TEMPE Cheap Adrian Clayborn Jersey , Ariz. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are mostly glad to be away from Nashville for a week of practice in Arizona.
And they’re making the most of their time on the road and getting a little sun while they do it.
The Titans opted to stay in the Phoenix area and have practices at Arizona State after their game against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. They will travel to the Bay Area to play the 49ers on Sunday.
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From the team hotel to practice, the trip has allowed the Titans to spend time together off the field as well. It is viewed as a positive in this crucial time of the season for the Titans, who are 8-5 and trying to make the playoffs.
”We have a very close football team and they know exactly where we’re at at this time. They know the situation we’re in, the position we’re in,” coach Mike Mularkey said.
The change of scenery and surface has been beneficial from a football standpoint, and the players aren’t lacking for equipment they have in Tennessee.
”Obviously, the weather is helpful. Being on the grass Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , I think there was a chance we were going to have to go in and be on turf possibly in Nashville,” Mularkey said.
”Obviously, saving that travel time this weekend will be a bonus. We’ve gotten a lot of work done. Our guys can spend some more time studying up on the opponent, they can spend some more time in the spa and using the hot tubs and everything available to them to recover. It’s been a good experience.”
Mularkey said a trip to a local driving range was organized as were excursions to the Phoenix Suns game Wednesday night and the Arizona Coyotes game Thursday night.
Players have also taken it upon themselves to find things to do.
”It’s a team-building experience,” linebacker Wesley Woodyard said.
”A lot of guys are hanging out, just getting to know each other better than we already do Cheap Trey Flowers Jersey ,” wide receiver Rishard Matthews said.
Tight end Delanie Walker missed the turf of the Titans’ facility, but said practicing on natural grass reminded the players of their younger days in football.