Nate Washington had a different view on the lockout than many players this off-season.
Washington, for one, says player safety could be an issue in a shortened off-season and playing again on such short notice if things are settled soon.
“The league is about to send guys out there to play in the most physical professional sport without the proper preparation. Now we're talking about livelihood and getting guys heads knocked off that aren't on the same page,” Washington said. “We need to be back around the coaches, so we're in the right spots and so things won't go in a negative way.”
The lockout appears to be a prevalent topic in Washington’s mind, as he said, “I talk about the lockout with at least three or four guys a day.”
Washington said he has been working out and rehabbing in Houston, but sounded as if he is ready to be back in Nashville to get things started with the Titans new coaching staff, headed by Mike Munchak. He arrived in town Thursday and practiced at the informal mini-camp at Father Ryan with approximately 40 teammates.
‘We all want to win and with a new coaching staff we need to be around them so we all can come together,” he said.