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RB Devonta Freeman mentally and physically rested, talks team ball security

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Nothing like Wednesday media day.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Devonta Freeman is only three yards shy of leading the league in rushing. And he just had a long week off after playing in last Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Freeman told the media that he used the long week to unwind and rest up from the first six weeks of the season. He said that every player is dealing with soreness, and the extra time off between games allowed for more time to rest up, both physically and mentally.

The extra time should be helpful to Freeman, who has had more than 21 offensive touches only twice in his pro career. If he can come back refreshed, he should have no problem jumping Matt Forte for the most rushing yards in the league.

Did Freeman want to talk about the loss to the Saints? No, he did not. He said the team has moved on. Freeman, who has only one fumble on the year, said that the team's ball security "wasn't as good last Thursday." The team works on ball security "everyday" in practice, and Freeman did not seem to think fumbles will be a problem moving forward.

Asked about the Titans front seven: "Everything about them is good." I guess Freeman gets silly at the end of his interviews, because that front seven is bad. Freeman should demolish that defense, and he sounds ready to do it.