The Facts: Last Tuesday after OTAs, Humphries was asked about how his chemistry with Marcus Mariota was developing, putting the spotlight directly on the former Buccaneer to see how much the lesson has stuck thus far. "I think it's good -- or, I think it's great. Let's say that," Humphries said. "I think it's great, and each and every day we're improving."
Diehards Line: After having a breakout season --76 catches for 816 yards and five touchdowns -- fielding passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston in Tampa last season, Humphries has emerged as one of the NFL's premier slot receivers. Having established a good rhythm with two QBs in what was an up-and-down season for the Bucs says a lot about Humphries' intangibles; gelling with Mariota, as he noted, will be a multi-faceted endeavor. "I think that's the No. 1 thing for slot guy, would just be the timing (with the quarterback)," Humphries said. "Just knowing him, trusting that I'll be in a spot at the right time, because spacing is important, timing is important. In phase one and two, you can work on that as much as you want, but you really don't develop that timing until, basically, you're going against a live defense. I don't think we've thrown many incompletions, so it's just continuing to be in the right spot at the right time as he gains confidence in where I'm going to be on the field and at the right time. ..." As the team transitions into phase three where there will be team practices at Saint Thomas Sports Park, Humphries and Mariota will now begin to solidify their on-field relationship and hopefully help Tennessee's offense go from good to great.