Maybe Cary Williams and Delanie Walker were arguing during the Super Bowl about participation in voluntary offseason practices.
For every player like Williams, the new Eagles cornerback who stridently views voluntary workouts as voluntary even though they’re not really voluntary, plenty of players embrace the practice sessions as opportunities. Like Walker.
Now with the Titans, Walker doesn’t have to bust his butt for a roster spot. But he’s aiming higher than merely keeping his job.
Walker, who tweaked a knee early in OTAs, has been unable to participate. And he doesn’t like it.
“Guys got to see how I looked early, and I think they know that I ain’t slacking,” Walker said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “But it is upsetting not to be out there with them now. Being on a new team, I hate for something like this to happen where I can’t practice with the guys.”
Walker is impressed with his new team, even though the Titans won only six games last year.
“It is similar to the 49ers, and that’s a good thing,” Walker said. “That means the team here wants to win. We just have to get better, because we do have a lot of young guys. But that is what we are working on, getting better and understanding the philosophy of what the coaches want. I see us doing big things this year.”
It’s easy to say that, at at time when everyone is 0-0. In theory, any team can do big things in the coming year. If the Titans don’t, however, owner Bud Adams could be showing his biggest fingers to the entire coaching staff.