Anthony Firkser has proven himself as a pass-catcher. Can he conquer the next challenge as well?

By John Glennon

    Among the perks tight end Anthony Firkser earned as one of the Titans’ offseason award winners is a prime parking spot at the team facility.

    That’s the good news.

    The maybe-not-as-good news? That parking spot sits directly next to Mike Vrabel’s, meaning the Titans head coach will have a pretty good read on Firkser’s comings and goings all season long.

    “I guess that’s true,” Firkser said with a laugh following practice on Friday. “I’ve got to try to get there before him and leave after him.”

    Whether situated side by side in the parking lot or not, however, it’s likely Vrabel will be keeping a close watch on Firkser for the next several weeks – and beyond. In fact, there will be plenty of eyes focused on Firkser, who – after playing behind the likes of Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith over the past three seasons – is now Tight End One on a loaded Titans offense.

    There are no concerns about Firkser’s pass-catching ability, especially after last season, when he piled up 39 catches – more than his first two seasons combined -- for 387 yards and a touchdown. He went about his business as efficiently as possible, averaging one reception for every . . .

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