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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arthur Smith has never called plays in the NFL. Not even in a preseason game, experience at least his predecessor had a year ago.

So the Tennessee Titans’ new offensive coordinator tests himself calling plays when watching TV copies of old games and at each step of the offseason program.

That’s the approach he’ll follow through training camp and the preseason all building up to the season opener Sept. 8 in Cleveland.

“So we’ll see how that is after Week 1,” Smith said Thursday.

Smith replaces Matt LaFleur, hired in January as the Packers’ new head coach. That hiring owed more to LaFleur’s experience as a coordinator with the Rams

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