Whisenhunt surprises Titans with trip to movies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ken Whisenhunt says he wanted to reward his Tennessee Titans with a surprise trip to the movies, and the first-year coach is leaning toward letting them check out of the team hotel once they return from a road trip to New Orleans.
Whisenhunt has not announced a date for the end of training camp, and he said Wednesday he considers camp stretching until the team cuts the roster to 75.
But Whisenhunt says the Titans practiced well enough Tuesday that he rewarded them with the movie.
''I really wish you could see the joy on their faces when they knew they were going to the movie, so I think they enjoyed being able to go to the concession stand to get some candy,'' Whisenhunt said.
The coach quickly said to laughs that right guard Chance Warmack didn't have any candy. Warmack reported to training camp within a pound of where the Titans wanted him.
The real reward will come when the Titans are allowed to check out of the hotel, which will mark an end to the 18-hour days of camp.
At the theater, the Titans had their choice of three movies. Receiver Nate Washington chose ''Into the Storm'' but said he didn't nap because receivers coach Shawn Jefferson sat beside him and never stopped talking. Whisenhunt saw ''Hercules'' but refused to critique the movie.
''I am not a movie critic,'' Whisenhunt said.
Notes: Rookie Travis Coons handled the kicking Wednesday in practice. Whisenhunt said Maikon Bonani has a sore groin muscle. ... Rookie DB Marqueston Huff had a nice interception of Charlie Whitehurst.
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