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Titans working on their defensive signaling

New York Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez calls a play in the first half of their NFL Monday Night football game with the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tennessee Reuters

The Titans are taking an old-school approach to defensive communication in training camp.

The club is signaling in plays to the defense without using the in-helmet communication device, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

According to the AP, Titans coach Mike Munchak noted that the club needs to be ready for the “no-huddle and people trying to take advantage of that and trying to frustrate you and trying to get you not lined up right.”

Per the wire service, the defense is working on quickly getting the call from the sidelines, with all defenders responsible for knowing the signals.

When offenses play with more pace, more efficiency is demanded on both sides of the ball. The defense, of course, has very much to lose if it’s not quite set when the ball is snapped. Training camp is the time for teams to pound away at fundamentals and prepare for the various challenges that will arise when the season begins, and offenses looking to assert their tempo on the game is something for which all defenses must ready.

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4 Responses to “Titans working on their defensive signaling”
  1. breakroomboredom says: Aug 1, 2013 11:06 PM

    AKA good ol’ Bud cheapin out for the cricket version of those Motorola headsets.

    You don’t even want to know the roaming charge total for 8 Sundays out of the year…

    It’s enough to buy us a real defense!

  2. greenmeattruck says: Aug 2, 2013 6:05 AM

    I’d hope that this isn’t a new concept to most players in the NFL. The fast-paced offense is a gimmick that could have and should have been squashed by NFL defenses a long time ago by all-out hustle and conditioning, yet it continues to be effective. Why?

  3. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 2, 2013 7:37 AM

    What they need is some talent.

  4. pronfltalk says: Aug 2, 2013 9:15 AM

    Just don’t use it when they play the Patriots…

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