For the most part, Titans coaches are being patient and cautious with rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter. The second-round pick from Tennessee missed organized team activities again Thursday because of a hamstring injury. He hasn’t practiced since late last month. Coach Mike Munchak said he doesn’t want Hunter to suffer a setback by returning to practice too soon — the Titans have four more days of OTA next week — and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains expressed only limited concern. “I am not frustrated with it because we were able to see him in rookie minicamp, and spent a lot of time evaluating him coming out,” Loggains said. “I would love to see him out here, but it is something that’s out of his control. He needs to do a great job right now of getting mental reps and being on top of that.” Hunter’s fiery position coach, Shawn Jefferson, had a different take. “Justin needs to get his (butt) going,” Jefferson said. “Sometimes we have to fight through things. That’s how I was taught with Bill Parcells. If it ain’t broke, then I’m not hurt. This is a very crucial time. This is where we see the growth in the kid, where he gets used to going through some adversity. “I know injuries are a part of the game, but the OTAs is where you really see the jump and he corrects mistakes. It’s definitely a setback. I just want him to get out here so we can continue the growth process.” Hunter looked good during rookie orientation early last month. He watched Thursday’s practice in uniform and was unavailable for comment.
Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter gets limited sympathy
Tennessean | Jun 7