By Jim Wyatt | The Tennessean
Titans quarterback Jake Locker had his worst practice of training camp Sunday night, but the third-year pro responded with an efficient session Monday.
Locker threw three interceptions Sunday and was off target on several other passes. On Monday, he completed nine of his first 12 attempts and didn't throw a pick.He said he expects to have bad practices from time to time.
What's important is learning from them and not repeating the same mistakes."It's the reality of sports," he said. "They're not always going to go the way you want it to. ... It's hard to watch the film -- 'Why did I do that? Why did I do this? I should have done this.' But you can take so many good things from it, and that it happened in a practice setting, it allows you to fix those things. Hopefully we can prevent it from happening in a game."
Locker completed touchdowns to receiver Damian Williams and tight end Craig Stevens in the first-team drill, prompting offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to yell "good start."
Locker later connected with rookie receiver Justin Hunter, who made a great catch in the end zone."We came out and had a good day today," Locker said. "We did a lot of positive things today. The best thing we did was have a short memory. We didn't drag what happened last night into today. We learned from it and moved on and got better as an offense."
Britt's knees: Wide receiver Kenny Britt missed practice for the second straight day, but neither Britt nor coach Mike Munchak sounded concerned.
Britt has been experiencing swelling and soreness with his right knee, Munchak said, but is expected to play Saturday against the Bengals even if he's held out of practice again today."We just have to be smart, because it is all about getting him to September," Munchak said.
Britt said his knees feel "great." He had ACL surgery on his left knee in 2011, when he missed the entire season, but he's also had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee."No concerns at all," Britt said. "I wish I could be out there practicing with the fellas, but I am just taking a few days off and making sure I don't have any setbacks."
Speedy backer: New Titans linebacker Gary Guyton ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds coming out of Georgia Tech in 2008, and his speed helped him put together several successful seasons with the Patriots."I'm not the slowest lug out there,'' he said with a smile.
The Titans signed Guyton on Sunday, when linebackers Colin McCarthy (hamstring), Zaviar Gooden (ankle) and Greg Jones (ankle) all missed practice.With the Patriots, the 6-foot-3, 250-pounder played inside in a 3-4 scheme, a "utility guy," he said.
"We'll see how things go. Right now I am just trying to learn the playbook and do the best I can."
Bironas practices: Kicker Rob Bironas split the uprights on his first kick of practice in more than a week, prompting holder Brett Kern to say, "It's just like riding a bike."
Munchak said he expects Bironas, who sat out against the Redskins with back soreness, to kick Saturday against the Bengals. Bironas kicked on a side field on Sunday."We gave him a longer rest than he probably needed," Munchak said. "But there's no reason for him to come back any sooner."