The Tennessee Titans introduced Kendall Wright on Friday and by doing so, hope to introduce a new chapter in the franchise's offensive annals.
What attracted the Titans to Wright in the first place was his explosiveness or as offensive coordinator Chris Palmer described it his “electric” playmaking ability.
Coach Mike Munchak at Wright's introductory press conference Friday said just that – that Wright will be part of the Titans' plans to get more diverse and explosive in the passing game.
“We just want to be productive. We want to score points. We know that's what it comes down to in this league, putting more points on the board,” Munchak said. “We feel we'll be able to dictate more and kind of do what we want to do. There may be some games where we can play three-wide more and four-wide more. There may be some two tight ends the whole game.
"I think that will give us some options to go into each game and decide what is the best personnel to put on the field to win that particular Sunday. Having someone like Kendall allows us to do more things than maybe we've done in the past.”
Wright could be used mostly as a slot receiver to stretch the field and run after catch, but also has played outside at Baylor. He also returned punts and kicks at times for the Bears, though that chore dwindled as he had more and more playing time at receiver.
“I played both equally. I enjoy the slot when I was in slot and the outside when I was outside. I enjoy playing both,” Wright said.
For now, Munchak says the Titans will allow Wright to concentrate on one spot and then add to his plate when he is ready.
“I think the important thing is to let Kendall play one spot and learn that and go from there and just take it one step at a time,” he said.