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Nate Washington stepping up
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee receiver Nate Washington is proof of how much a little confidence boost can mean to an NFL player.Even with Kenny Britt out since September, the seventh-year veteran is having his best season yet in the NFL and is just four catches shy of having the most catches by a receiver on this team since 2004. Washington also has stepped up as a much-needed leader for the Titans in Mike Munchak's first season as head coach.Washington credits former quarterback turned receivers coach Dave Ragone, hired by Munchak earlier this year, with boosting his confidence since the lockout ended."This is a game of confidence, a game of mentality that if you can believe in yourself to go out there and be the best you are going to be," Washington said. "I'm not going to lie.