Amy Adams Strunk’s eyes grew as wide as saucers as the Titans’ controlling owner walked onto the stage Wednesday night on Lower Broadway, her view flooded by the estimated crowd of as many as 20,000 fans who packed the street to see the team’s new uniforms, a free Florida George Line concert and fireworks.
Wow! I am just blown away by this. And you know what, Mike? Strunk said to Mike Keith, who emceed the event, before turning to the audience. I think Nashville needs to host the NFL draft! What do you think?
This is an example of what we can do, Keith said. There’s no doubt about it.
Worst case, we have a 40 percent shot. Two out of five. I feel like our chances are better than that, but I certainly don’t think it’s a slam dunk.
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The Titans aimed to produce the grandest uniform unveiling in NFL history, viewing the event at least in part as an opportunity to showcase Nashville Chris Archer Authentic Jersey to league executives and bolster the city’s candidacy for hosting the draft.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy indicated the unveiling made an impression on the league.
Elite Trevor Linden Jersey We are well aware of the success of the event and the fantastic response from the fans, McCarthy wrote in an email to The Tennessean. But out of respect for the draft process, we will decline further comment.
The Browns are at the Pittsburgh 12-yard line, and pre-snap, Griffin sends tight end Seth DeValve (No. 87) in motion. This gives Griffin a better sense of what defense the Steelers are running; as no defender moves specifically with DeValve’s motion, it’s likely a zone concept he’s facing.
At the snap, Griffin fakes a handoff to running back Isaiah Crowell (No. 34) and starts to roll right. At the same time, DeValve looks to be run-blocking linebacker Bud Dupree (No. 48).
When DeValve releases from that block to become a receiver, Griffin has rolled to his right, and he has a clear view of DeValve’s release.
At the same time, intelligent play design gives Griffin an advantage. Tight end Gary Barnidge (No. 82) runs a deeper crossing route from left to right, forcing cornerback Ross Cockrell (No. 31) to focus on either DeValve or Barnidge in his coverage, with Griffin able to pick the open receiver.
From there, it’s up to DeValve to rumble into the end zone.