The Tennessean reports that wide out Justin Gage seems primed and ready for a big season after coming back from broken bones in his back:
Titans wide receiver Justin Gage heads into the 2010 season knowing he has to do more, starting with staying healthy after his season was derailed when he broke bones in his back after a spectacular catch against the 49ers.
“I don’t feel like I did too good last year, looking at the whole season,” he said. “As a team, we started off 0-6 and couldn’t recover. And when I finally started to make a move, I then missed four games with the injury. I never felt like I got into that groove and into position to be explosive and make things happen. And that is what this offseason has been about for me, to get myself into position to do more.” Gage finished with 28 catches for 383 yards and three touchdowns, his lowest output as a Titan.
He had 651 receiving yards and six scores in 2008, one year after hauling in 55 catches for 750 yards. “I just want a career-best in every category. That’s what I am shooting for,” Gage said. “Whether it’s touchdowns, receptions, reception yards, yards per catch, I just want to make this season a personal best, all the way across the board. I feel like I am poised to definitely excel toward the middle to end of training camp, heading into the season.”
Said head coach Jeff Fisher: “The injury set him back. He made some great catches for us. I am very pleased with what he did. … Justin has had a really good offseason, so he’s ready to contribute again.”