NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Fisher insists he's learned his lesson.
The Tennessee coach, a punt returner himself when he played in the NFL, started off training camp taking full responsibility for the Titans' struggles of 2009 when both the punt and kickoff return units ranked among the league's worst. A fumbled kickoff and a muffed punt cost them the third game in their 0-6 start.
So far, Tennessee seems to be repeating at least one step that led to those problems in counting on a rookie who's missing practice with an injury. It was Ryan Mouton and his left ankle in 2009, and now it's Damian Williams and his right hamstring.
Fisher says the difference now is the players the Titans are looking at have plenty of experience with the job in college.