Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel attributes Treylon Burks' preseason game struggles to 'inconsistency'

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Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Treylon Burks had zero receptions in the Titans' first preseason game — a 23-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens — despite high expectations for the 2022 first-round draft pick and a solid training camp showing.

Coach Mike Vrabel said Burks' lack of offensive production Thursday came down to "inconsistency."

"Being able to take the progress and the improvements that we saw in practice and carry them over to the game, I don't think that happened enough," Vrabel told the media Friday.

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Throughout training camp, Burks has shown flashes of the skills that made him a first-round pick, impressing both Vrabel and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Despite Burks' offensive struggles against Baltimore, Tannehill said that Burks' consistency has been one of his strengths throughout training camp.

Aug. 2: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) pulls in a catch past cornerback Roger McCreary.
Aug. 2: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) pulls in a catch past cornerback Roger McCreary.

"Coming out in training camp, from day one, he's made plays for me," Tannehill said during a recent interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "Is it perfect? No. Are we growing through the process, there's still adjustments that we're cleaning up? Yeah, of course. … He's consistently making plays for me."

In addition to playing a few snaps on offense Thursday, Burks appeared on special teams, most frequently blocking on kickoff returns.

"He wanted to be a part of that," Vrabel said. "I think there were some really positive things as far as our kickoff and special teams units that we can build off.

"Treylon will have to come out here and have a good week."

Emma Healy is a sports reporting intern for The Tennessean. Contact her at ehealy@gannett.com or follow her on Twitter @_EmmaHealy_.

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