The Titans got solid play from QB Matt Hasselbeck and saw Jared Cook develop into one of the league’s most productive and promising tight ends.
Now, with the expected return of Kenny Britt and the acquisition of explosive Baylor wide-out Kendall Wright, the eight-year veteran believes the Titans’ offense could be “one of the best in the league” entering the 2012 season.
“This offense can be very good,” Washington said following Tuesday’s minicamp practice at Baptist Sports Park. “Getting CJ back to the stage he was at a couple of years ago and at the end of last year, I think this offense could be one of the best in the league. It’s just a matter of our want-to, our work ethic and how much it means to us.”
The Titans developed into more of a passing offense a year ago, and the addition of Wright gives Tennessee even more options in its aerial attack.
“We’re changing up a lot of things, creating opportunities for a lot of different guys and different positions,” Washington said. “I don’t necessarily have to play in the slot all the time anymore. Kenny (Britt) won’t necessarily be outside all the time. Kendall’s addition gives us a lot of different opportunities to look at.“
Washington said the front office did a good job of expanding its receiving core this off-season and that everyone has been working hard this spring getting ready for training camp and the start of the season.
As the veteran of the group, he wants to lead by example.
“I didn’t set the bar at 1,000 yards for myself, I just played and 1,000 yards came through hard work…that’s where I have to set the bar at — through my hard work,” Washington said. “Everything I did last year, I want to take it up another notch and be accountable, pay attention to more film and make sure that I’m here every day on the practice fields working out as hard as I can.”
So far his example is paying off.
“Right now in the spring it means a lot to the guys seeing how hard they’re working. Seeing Kendall as young as he is, that’s the reason he’s sitting right now because he’s out there giving everything he can, diving on the ground for footballs and doing all those kinds of things,” Washington said. “These guys are giving it their all to make sure they are accountable in August and making sure that when the season starts in September we’re ready to go.“
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