NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Titans welcomed the Superbowl champion New England Patriots to St. Thomas Sports Park on Wednesday. It's the first two joint practices between the two teams.
They worked together for about two hours. Afterwards, several of the Titans defensive backs spoke about what a challenge it was to go up against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his talented group of receivers. Meanwhile, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota says the offense "made some plays" against the New England defense and added "we have something we can build on."
Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel (who turned 44 years old on Wednesday is a former Patriots player and won three Superbowls with the team. Vrabel sheepishly admitted to getting in to a little bit of "trash talk" with Brady, a former teammate. "I'm sure I had some things to say," he said.
Former Titans cornerback Jason McCourty, who's now a Patriot, told reporters it was great to come back to his old practice facility. McCourty was originally drafted by Tennessee in 2009 and last season he won his first Superbowl with the Pats alongside his twin brother, Devin.
The second joint practice is scheduled for Thursday at 9:50am (Open to fans).