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Whisenhunt says it’s too early for a Titans depth chart

Drew Allen, Ken Whisenhunt AP

The Titans don’t have any starters, any backups, any fourth-stringers just functioning as extra bodies at training camp. Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt says it’s way too early for the Titans to have any depth chart at all.

Whisenhunt told the Tennessean he won’t be releasing a depth chart to the media because he doesn’t even have one himself. He needs time to take a look at every one of his players before he knows who’s likely to be in the starting lineup in Week One.

“I kept coming up with this depth chart that had a bunch of slashes and a bunch of different names on the first line,” he said. “And I said that it’s just not worth doing that and we’ll let it settle out. I told the players . . . ‘Don’t pay attention to the depth chart. You’re going to control that.’ “

Whisenhunt doesn’t want young, inexperienced players to think they’re going to have to back up the veterans.

“Everybody has an opportunity here, and we’re going to play our best guys,” he said.

And July 29 is too early for Whisenhunt to say who his best guys are.

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9 Responses to “Whisenhunt says it’s too early for a Titans depth chart”
  1. chargersdiehard says: Jul 29, 2014 1:06 PM

    The week of a huge playoff game against Denver was too early to go on 3 head coaching interviews, thanks.

  2. truths4all says: Jul 29, 2014 1:16 PM

    WOW, strange and wise words coming from the ever-game playing Whisenhunt who thought he was the supreme wizard while in AZ when he often benched better players and chose to lose regular season games just to prove he was the MAN.

    But make no mistake, the Ego-Maniac is not gone. Justyou wait Titan fans, the Whiz will break your heart and fracture your team while trying to sell you snake oil that he is a players’ coach. You will learn soon enough why the Steelers quickly passed on Whiz for their head coach when he was an assistant coach there or how he was a terrible head coach once Kurt Warner was no longer around to win games that Whiz took credit for. BTW, after Warner left, Whiz never took credit for losing games, but always indirectly deflected blame at certain players.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2014 1:48 PM

    I would be curious to know more about his process of building the depth charts that he was coming up with. Were those mental pictures he was creating, or did he put pen to paper and how many sheets of paper did he need to use before he realized that this is an impossible task to complete at this time? Maybe the janitor has a depth chart!

  4. khar9 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:59 PM

    Hope him nothing but the best , he’s a class act and titans are blessed to have him

  5. luz56 says: Jul 29, 2014 2:21 PM

    Good luck Titan fans….Most of the vets I know said..”nice guy but in over his head. It’s all about Ken”….just look at the last 3 years in AZ..Eye in the sky don’t lie.

  6. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 29, 2014 3:10 PM

    Luz56 says:

    Good luck Titan fans….Most of the vets I know said…”nice guy but in over his head. It’s all about Ken”…just look at the last 3 years in AZ..Eye in the sky don’t lie.

    What? “Nice guy” but “it’s all about Ken”? … Were these vets you supposedly quoted sober at the time?

  7. z561 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    Tough to make a depth chart when 90% of your players are backup caliber. Most of Nashville’s population couldn’t read the names anyways.

  8. fryguy6280 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:16 PM

    Hey 2561, I might not be able to read the depth chart, but at least I know that “anyways” is not a word.

  9. pittsburghdamned says: Jul 31, 2014 4:14 AM

    Never too early for a Death Chart though, coach. Your career ends in Hillbilly Junction.

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