|New DT Shaun Smith is a very large man.|
New d-line coach Tracy Rocker walked down to the d-line area and was joined briefly by new DC Jerry Gray. Rocker also chatted a little with Bruce Matthews, who was preparing the nearby o-line practice area. Although I wasn't able to see him up close, Bruce looked pretty good. I'll have to watch him and his troops in the next few days.
After the usual stretching, practice began with special teams work, with Marc Mariani, Damian Williams, Yamon Figurs and rookie James Kirkendall fielding punts. Figurs muffed one chance.
When the players broke up into position groups, I got to see Shaun Smith. The Titans haven't had a man this large since Fat Albert was here and I've got to say Smith is pretty darn close to Albert's "normal" size, although not nearly as large as Albert got to be at times.