The initial training camp rumors linked to Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis was that his timing was an area for improvement.
Willis believes he has seen progress in this regard, as he has gradually seen since he started in May with team activities organized through minicamps and now training camps.
“I was many light years ahead of me, but it just came from my coach and my time to study the situation,” Willis said Tuesday. Via Jim Wyatt of the team site“That’s all about my job description – operating the crowd, operating the line of scrimmage, all the play and making them comfortable. All of the above.
“I’ve learned the importance of timing and how it affects the whole game.”
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel noted Saturday that the coaching staff is working to instill a better sense of timing in the 23-year-old QB.
“That’s the message,” Frabell said. “Just make sure the timing improves because you only have a certain amount of time to complete the pass and route assignments, it’s all about that.”
This appears to be the message Willis heard and responded quickly. In any case, this should come as no surprise, as he is clearly enthusiastic about the work and improvements he has done so far, and no doubt continues.
“(I) had a great time,” Willis said. “I think it’s definitely something different, but football is football at the end of the day, and my coach makes it easy for me to focus on the things I need to focus on, to go out and have fun. You just have to be thankful for the opportunity, as long as you get It, you just have to use it.
“At the end of the day, this is football. Just: are you willing to work on it, learn new terms and concepts and play against the best players in the world?”
Some predicted the Liberty’s prospects would be as high as the first round, and Willis fell into the third round, where he was selected by the Titans with the 86th overall pick. Although Willis fell to third, many still believed he would upset Ryan Tannehill’s starting job. However, it now appears that Willis may find himself in a good position to improve, learn and take the time to adapt.
The Titans coach told Willis that he would see significant improvement as the days and practices passed. So far, Willis says they’re right and he’s very happy with the development.
“They told me I would,” Willis said. “(The coach) told me to set an alarm on my calendar. He was like: Day one of training camp, see where I’ll be from rookie camp. He’s right, I’m light years ahead. .”