Media Day at Nissan Stadium was Saturday with the Tenn. Titans facing off against the New England Patriots. The Titans lost in the last few minutes of the game, 22-17. It was preseason game No. 2.
Media personalities from the state were welcomed with a behind-the-scenes dinner complete with a jaunt on-the-field. Representing Benton County were WRJB/WFWL Radio’s Bobby “Flash” Melton and The Camden Chronicle’s Pamela Mirabella. The duo spent time with the Voice of the Titans, Mike Keith, other radio announcers, as well as colleagues throughout the region.
As for the Titans, they will face the Steelers this week.
At Saturday’s game, quarterback Marcus Mariota gave the crowd something to cheer about when he flipped into the end zone for the two-point conversion. According to the Titans website, one report said, “The snapshots reflect the competitive nature of each QB, past and present. Sure, (Jeremy) McNichols had a highlight-reel leap as well on Saturday night.
But what impressed me even more was his 33-yard touchdown run that was nullified by a penalty. McNichols later reached paydirt on the 15-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill, after he went airborne. Is McNichols flying up the depth chart? Well, there’s only so high he can go with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis on the roster. But I’ll say this: McNichols has taken advantage of the extra work with Henry and David Fluellen out with injuries, and he might be worth keeping. Don’t sleep on Akeem Hunt either. He’s making up for lost time himself, he had some nice runs and a big play on special teams vs. the Pats.”
All-in-all, the Titans look pretty good. They played the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, August 8 and won, 27-10.