Jeff Fisher says the joint workout between the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday will be “efficient” not antagonistic.
“I think we can all have these perceptions of these training camp battles where you line up against another team and you are looking forward to working against somebody else because you’ve been beating up on yourself for weeks and nothing but brawls take place out there – that’s not going to be the case,” Fisher said. “It’s an opportunity to go out there and work against somebody else. We are going to carry the highest respect level for the Arizona Cardinals and it is highly unlikely that there will be any incidents.
“… We’re going to have an efficient practice. That’s what we are looking for.”
The Cardinals remained in town following the Titans’ 24-10 preseason victory at LP Field on Monday.
The fact that the sides played a game fewer than 48 hours earlier will contribute to the overall attitude at the workout, which is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., Fisher said.
That, and the fact that neither team has much time to rejuvenate before they play again. Tennessee is back in action Saturday at Carolina. The Cardinals play at Chicago that same night.
“These are two teams coming off a very physical game with just one day’s rest,” Fisher said. “We’re looking forward to having a productive practice. … We will leave the practice field (Wednesday) afternoon and our attention has to be on healing up and preparing our team for Carolina as they do to the Bears.”
In previous years, the Titans have worked out with teams in advance of a contest – typically a rookie scrimmage at LP Field. The Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts all have been in town for joint workouts.
“There will be no cheap shots,” Fisher said. “We’re just going to go out there and play. It was quite an effort (Monday night). It was a physical game on both sides of the ball for both teams. I think that Coach (Ken Whisenhunt) came away feeling that they got a lot accomplished as we feel.
“The tempo is going to be good. They will be competing but still you would like to see them help each other up.”