NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During the week, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was given a new nameplate on the back of his practice jersey, and it wasn't one that was a compliment.
Hunter's No. 15 jersey had the letters "J A G" spaced out across the back above the number. That stood for the old NFL saying, "Just Another Guy," a label Hunter earned from coach Ken Whisenhunt, who called him out in a meeting for not correctly running a route.
Receivers coach Shawn Jefferson had the equipment manager make the jersey, and Hunter had to wear it for two days in practice.
In Friday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, however, Hunter worked to shed the label, with two touchdowns among his four catches for 111 yards. He caught a 64-yard TD from Zach Mettenberger as one of those scores.
"It's hanging in his locker, I don't think he'll have it out at practice -- maybe as a little reminder for him. He definitely was not a JAG last night," Whisenhunt said.
Whisenhunt emphasized, however, that Hunter still has plenty of improving to do and needs to keep working.
For the second straight week, the Tennessee defense allowed seven points on the first drive of the game. Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who is in charge of the switch to a 3-4 scheme, was not at all pleased after the defense got pushed around on the first series against Green Bay, and Whisenhunt voiced his concern after it happened again against the Saints.
"Defensively, the first drive, we had some mistakes, we had some communication errors. We had some technique errors," Whisenhunt said. "We got those addressed after the first drive and did a decent job after that. Those are the things we've got to do a better job in starting."
The Titans had five turnovers in the game against New Orleans. Rookie Bishop Sankey, who has shown good instincts running the football, fumbled for the second straight week. He also put the ball on the ground twice in a sloppy practice on Monday after the Green Bay game. Still, Whisenhunt is not overly concerned that Sankey is a fumbler.
"He's a rookie. We've got to work through a lot of things with him," Whisenhunt said of the second-round pick.
NOTES: Agains the Saints, Blidi Wreh-Wilson got the start in the cornerback battle against Coty Sensabaugh, who started against Green Bay, and their competition for the starting job will extend into at least one more week. ... OT Michael Oher left the game against New Orleans with an arm injury, but it did not appear serious. RB Shonn Greene was hit with a double whammy when he suffered a knee injury on a carry in which he fumbled. Greene apparently hyperextended his right knee, the same knee on which he had two arthroscopic procedures in the past 11 months. ... K Travis Coons, whose leg strength was in question regarding his quest to make the roster, helped his cause with a 50-yard field goal Friday night. Coons initially made a 45-yarder, but an illegal formation penalty back him up five more yards. He still converted.