Titans' Starters to See Extensive Action in Final Preseason Game
"It's an important week for us," Fisher said Monday as the Titans prepared to play the New Orleans Saints in Thursday's preseason finale at LP Field. "We have a lot of things to accomplish inside, we're getting people back -- they're healing up to be able to play, they haven't played yet this preseason. It's an important game, we have some tough decisions ahead. We've got some younger players that can make or break their opportunities this week on special teams."
The Titans, after getting rookie defensive end Derrick Morgan back from a calf injury this past Saturday, got more positive news on the injury front Monday when veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan practiced for the first time in three weeks. He had been out of practice and missed the first three preseason games with an injured groin and hip flexor.
Fisher said he expects Finnegan to play Thursday.
"He's back on the practice field," Fisher said. "Today he did pretty well. We'll continue to push him through the week with the expectation that he probably can play."
Whereas some NFL teams play starters sparingly -- if at all -- in the preseason finale, Fisher said the Titans will play starters most of the first half, with some playing into the third quarter. He was asked by reporters Monday if he wanted to see anything in particular from quarterback Vince Young that he hadn't already seen in the first three preseason games.
Fisher stayed true to his preseason-long stance that he likes what he has seen from Young. Fisher has been positive regarding Young throughout training camp and the preseason.
"He's focused out here today," Fisher said. "He understands that we are going to carry some concepts into the game that we haven't taken into a game thus far and he has a good feel for them. Just go out and do the same things he's been doing: make good decisions, use his legs and put points on the board."