It’s like the review for a final exam. Except the test does not begin for another three months.
That is how Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak characterized his team’s three-day minicamp, which begins Tuesday and runs through Thursday.
“We feel like we’ve covered just about every situation,” Munchak said. “So now I think when we get a chance to start minicamp it will be more competing against each other, offense versus defense and mix in all the different special categories like the flow of a game.
“… For us it’s probably going to be more review.”
The minicamp marks the end of the offseason program, which included 10 organized team activity (OTA) sessions preceded by a period during which on-field work was limited to position groups and offense or defense only.
After this week, players will be on their own until the start of training camp the final week of July. Tennessee’s first preseason contest is Aug. 8 against Washington and the first game of the regular season is Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh.
Coaches plan to use the minicamp as game preparation.
“We’ll probably go offense versus defense more, like in game-like situations,” Munchak said. “[Last Thursday] we finished up with goal line, four-minute and covered a few other situations.
“Now everything is in. We’ve probably installed it twice now.”
All that is remains is to go over it once more before the players’ knowledge is put to the test.