Already at his statistical best, Walker looks for more ways to help Titans

Athletes often talk about the need to look in the mirror when times get tough.

Rather than self-reflection, however, Delanie Walker promotes self-examination.

“Hopefully guys really sat there and watched film and focused on what they can do better – not watching film on our opponents but on yourself to see what you can do better to help this team out,” he said.

Titans players were off Saturday through Monday following last Thursday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts, their fifth defeat in six games. They returned for a workout Tuesday in advance of regular preparations Wednesday.

The extra time did not provide Walker his first look into his own performance, just an extended one.

“I’ve been doing that,” he said. “That’s what type of player I am. I had to look at why previous games I felt like I could have done more to help the team, and looking at the last game I tried to see what I can do to stay on that pace. … I’m just trying to better myself as we get deeper into the season.”

For the most part, he has to like what he sees.

The veteran tight end who came to Tennessee as a free agent this offseason, leads the team with five touchdown receptions, is second with 39 receptions and third with 404 receiving yards – all career-highs.

He had personal bests of 10 receptions and 91 yards in the 30-27 loss to the Colts.

“I saw a lot of good things and I saw a lot of opportunities that I could have done something differently, where [quarterback] Ryan [Fitzpatrick] was waiting on me to do that same thing,” Walker said. “So I feel like we’re going to keep getting more and more on the same page because there was more plays out there to be made.”