NASHVILLE – Caleb Farley is one of the few Tennessee Titans starters to have already played this preseason. And he’s not done yet.
The 2021 first-round pick from Virginia Tech could also have a game in the preseason finale on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Nissan Stadium and a week later against the Arizona Cardinals.
“It’s great to see him play,” defensive coordinator Shane Bowen said on Sunday. Maybe because he’s still adjusting to this game, this level, the NFL.”
Farley, fellow cornerback Christian Fulton and nose tackle Naquan Jones were the Tennessee defense’s only possible or potential starters to play in Thursday’s 10-23 loss in Baltimore. rice field. Farley stayed on the field with his 24 snaps, his second among Titans cornerbacks in that contest.
He was credited with two tackles and no pass defense. Shortly after, manager Mike Vrabel described his performance as “OK” but “not good enough”, notably the Ravens’ successful 8-yard pass against Farley, the first of the game. brought his play down 3rd.
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“You can’t play a corner kick in this league if someone doesn’t complete the pass,” Vrabel said during the first half of training camp. “It would be impossible. But he keeps showing up to work, practicing, working on technique, showing up to meetings ready to learn, ready to correct any mistakes that show up.
“So I’m looking forward to seeing him go out and play with anyone else[like me].”
Whatever Farley did and didn’t do well against the Ravens, at this point in 2021, injuries have forced him to miss the preseason opener. entered two tune-up contests. In total, he recorded 37 snaps on offense and 4 snaps on his team in regular games in his action prior to the season.
But health problems soon caught up with Farley again. He appeared in just three of his first six games, recording 60 snaps on defense and 14 on special teams before suffering a torn ligament in his knee and spending the rest of the season as an injured player. spent on the list and had to endure long rehab.
In total, after a abbreviated college career that consisted of 24 games, he effectively credits him with a game’s worth of NFL game experience. He opted out due to COVID-19 concerns (2020).
So every snap you can take during this time is priceless.
“He played a few games there last year before he got hurt,” Bowen said. “So, again, we try to get as much out of him as we can in these games. can learn, be there and feel how it’s going.Togo.”