Titans, Falcons to practice together in Georgia
The Titans and the Atlanta Falcons plan to meet about halfway in
August for a joint practice at a Georgia high school during
The Titans announced Thursday they had agreed with the Falcons
on the joint practice Aug. 5 to be held in Dalton, Ga., at Coahulla
High School. The session will be open and free to the public.
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak noted Thursday that the Titans
practiced with the Falcons before. The teams met in Chattanooga for
a scrimmage in 1997, the then-Oilers’ first year in Tennessee. The
Falcons also traveled to Nashville for a couple of days of practice
in 2004, and Munchak said he talked with Atlanta coach Mike Smith
about practicing together last year.
”Because of the lockout, it was too hard to plan something like
this …,” Munchak said. ”With the schedule too …, you can
really have a nice organized practice against someone else who’s a
good football team and really work your first and second groups
without worrying about injuries like you do in preseason
Dalton is 160 miles from Nashville, and the Titans say they will
bus down and back the day of the practice. Munchak said that will
offer another bonding chance for the players along with exposure
for the Titans near the Tennessee border.
”There’s people who like both teams. I think it’s a great thing
when you can create that atmosphere,” Munchak said.