#1 If your favorite NFL team is looking for a running back von laiyongcai92 27.02.2019 04:22

in the 2019 NFL draft http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/corey-davis-jersey , then FAUís Devin Singletary should have your attention. Some of the biggest difference-makers at the next level at the running back position have been drafted in the later rounds, and Singletary is going to be a steal if he lasts that long.Singletary has totaled an astonishing 67 touchdowns in just three seasons at FAU.We canít think of many NFL teams that wouldnít benefit from adding that sort of production to their backfield.Singletary recently spoke exclusively with MCM about how he developed a nose for finding the end zone, which running backs he enjoyed watching growing up, and how he earned the nickname ďmotorĒ at a young age.JM: How would you describe your skill set?DS: Iím a versatile running back. I feel like I can do it all. I bring a little bit of everything to the table. I can catch the ball out of the backfield as well. Iím a good blocker at this stage of my career. I can still get better though. I make people miss when I run the ball. I feel like I can do it all. Thatís what being a versatile back means to me. I embody that.JM: How and when did you earn the nickname ďmotor?ĒDS: That was passed down from my father. As soon as I started playing football, I was taking guys on one-on-one. That just came naturally to me. I wanted that challenge. I was just four or five years old. People have been calling me ďmotorĒ ever since.JM: You scored 32 touchdowns on the ground last season, and another 22 this year as well. Thatís pretty much unheard of. What is it about your game that allows you to find the end zone so often?DS: Honestly, Iíve just been blessed with a nose for finding the end zone. I think thatís the best way for me to put it. Iíve always just had a nose for getting in the end zone. I canít really think of how else to put it.JM: Iímcurious as to which running backs you admired growing up? Did you model your game after any of them in particular?DS: I wouldnít say I model my game after anyone in particular. I like to watch a variety of running backs. If I were to name a few, Iíd have to go with LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/kamalei-correa-jersey , Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson. The list goes on and on though. I enjoy watching those four guys play the game. I try to take something from every single one of them and implement it into my game.JM: Can you believe Frank Gore is still going the way that he is?DS: Thatís crazy to me. As a running back, thatís incredibly rare. Heís incredibly rare. What heís doing is special. For how long heís been doing it for is downright special man. Iíve never seen anything like him to be honest. Not at the running back position at least. I admire that. I hope I can do it one day too (laughs).JM: Many consider your head coach Lane Kiffin to be a brilliant offensive mind. What have you learned under his watch and how has your game improved since heís taken over at FAU?DS: Iíve definitely learned a lot from him. Heís done extremely well when it comes to calling plays. The guy whoís improved my game the most though is [running backs] coach Kevin Smith. He helped me take my game to the next level. He always makes sure Iím very detail oriented about every little thing. Heís the who helped me elevate my game the most since Iíve been at FAU.JM: Whatís more satisfying, taking a 75-yard run to the house, or carrying the ball 6+ times on a long drive?DS: I guess it just depends on how Iím feeling that day. Iíll take either one of those scenarios. They both sound good to me (laughs).JM: Whoís the best collegiate player youíve ever gone up against?DS: Hmm I donít know that I can call anyone the best per say. The pass rusher at Old Dominion is pretty good. Oshane Ximines. He was always tough to play against. HeĎs a very good player on their defensive line. Playing against him has always been a lot of fun because heís a tough guy.JM: Is there an NFL defender youíd like to juke or stiff arm one day?DS: I canít say that, nah (laughs). Weíll see when that time gets here. Iím just looking forward to hopefully getting an opportunity to compete at that level.JM: You were born in Deerfield Beach, Florida. What did it mean to have the opportunity to stay close to home and represent FAU?DS: It means a lot to me. Iím just representing for the guys down south. We take football very seriously out here. Itís been great to be apart of this program and to have accomplished everything Iíve done so far here at home makes it all the more special.JM: What are some hobbies you enjoy outside of football?DS: Outside of football? I like going fishing. I play some games here and there. Other than that, Iím really just chilling.JM: Where did you pick up fishing from?DS: Thatís just something we always did as a family. My uncles and my older cousins used to take me out there and it was very relaxing. It just feels great to be out there. Itís very peaceful.JM: Thanks a lot for your time today, Devin. What can fans expect from you going forward?DS: Iím just gonna keep on working hard. Iím the same guy Iíve always been. Iíll remain humble and Iíll continue to work at my craft. Thatís pretty much it. The Tennessee Titans go into the regular season very successful at keeping their new offense with coordinator Matt LaFleur under wraps.The first-team offense scored only two touchdowns in seven series during the preseason, and only Atlanta (27) scored fewer points than Tennessee (40) through four games.The result: the first winless preseason since 1997 when the franchise debuted in Tennessee at 0-4. That team went 8-8 in the regular season playing home games 200 miles away in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.First-year coach Mike Vrabel made clear Friday that the Titans stayed very basic on both offense and defense to see how players responded. He also cautioned against expecting the Titans to experience growing pains simply because they have a new offense."I don't think that http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/ryan-succop-jersey ," Vrabel said Friday. "No one here should concede that. We're professional football players, professional coaches. We're expected to put a product out there that's successful and geared toward winning and production. So I wouldn't start making excuses about the new offense or injuries or anything like that."Now the Titans can start putting together their first offensive game plan for the season opener Sept. 9 in Miami, and LaFleur should have at least two key starters back.Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker did not play a snap as he sat out the opener in Green Bay before getting hurt in a joint practice with Tampa Bay but expects to be ready for the opener. Starting wide receiver Rishard Matthews was on the physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed injury before being activated Aug. 26. He watched the preseason finale, a 13-3 loss to Minnesota, with 38 other Titans from the sideline.Walker and Matthews have been quarterback Marcus Mariota's top receiving targets over the past two seasons. Walker wasn't happy that the Titans went winless in the preseason."But it is the preseason. It's almost like a scrimmage," Walker said after the loss to Minnesota. "The outcome doesn't matter at the end of the day, but you still want to get the job done, and that's getting the W."Right tackle Jack Conklin spent the entire offseason and preseason recovering from surgery to repair a torn left ACL hurt Jan. 13 in a divisional loss to New England.Vrabel gave no indication of whether the Titans will keep Conklin on the physically unable to perform list to start the season, a move that would keep the right tackle out the first six games. The coach said only that no roster decisions had been made when he spoke to reporters at midday Friday with the NFL deadline to cut the roster to 53 looming Saturday afternoon."I would say Jack is progressing and doing well Authentic Jonnu Smith Jersey ," Vrabel said.Mariota completed 61.1 percent of his passes this preseason and threw the two TDs scored by the first-team unit. He was intercepted once while being sacked three times. However the Titans attack the Dolphins, Vrabel made it clear he wants consistency. The coach was not happy with the first-team offense going three-and-out three straight drives in the third preseason game, a 16-6 loss in Pittsburgh .Actually the Titans went three-and-out on three of four drives, the fourth with the second-teamers in the game. The third drive ended when Mariota was intercepted on third down."You can't have three clunkers in a row where now they're getting opportunities and they're changing field position ... really forcing your defense into playing really perfect," Vrabel said.Follow Teresa M. Walker at teresamwalker

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