Titans hope Zach Mettenberger progressed with extra work during bye
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt says he believes rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger took advantage of the team's bye week to prepare for his second career start.
"Getting the time during the bye week was good, because like I said, we got a lot of plays," Whisenhunt said, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean. "(Mettenberger) got the majority of those, which is invaluable, and hopefully that'll help us as we go forward.
Mettenberger got his first start in the Titans' 30-16 loss to the Texans on Oct. 28. He completed 27 of 41 passes for 299 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
"We got a chance to do some situational work, which is what we needed, to work on third down, work on some red zone things," Whisenhunt added. "A lot of times it was even a case of repeating plays, where you get two looks at it, so you get a chance to really get a feel for the play. That's good."
Mettenberger, a sixth-round pick, is the third quarterback to start for the Titans this season. Whisenhunt named Mettenberger the starter over Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst.