The Tennessee Titans players have yet to band together as a team for any formal plans for unofficial practices during a lockout.
Jason Jones said he has not met new d-line coach Tracy Rocker, but chatted with new defensive coordinator Jerry Gray.
According to defensive tackle Jason Jones, “I haven't heard from any of my teammates regarding any workouts yet.”
A number of players are working out on their own – many of them at D-1 in Cool Springs, including Jared Cook and Donnie Nickey - and a few may work in pairs, but there is no indication of a team-wide movement yet as a lockout looms on Friday.
According to reports, a few teams, such as the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, are already making such plans in the event that a labor deal cannot be reached this week and a lockout begins to practice together off-site to try and be as ready as possible when the work stoppage ends.
However, in reality, it might not make a whole lot of sense for the Titans to go through very many “unorganized” team activities, so to speak, simply for the fact that they have not yet met with head coach Mike Munchak, new offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and new defensive coordinator Jerry Gray to know exactly what tweaks they will make on the system.
Jones said has has yet to meet new defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, but did cross paths with new defensive coordinator Jerry Gray when he was in the training room one day shortly after Gray came on board.
“I went over and introduced myself to him. I guess we'll get things started whenever all this is solved,” Jones said.
Coaches have been in the office of late, and on offense at least, they have been busy installing and learning and switching the system over to Palmer's terminology, so they will be ready to hit the ground running whenever the off-season program can begin.