2016 Mariota vs 2015 Mariota

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitansWillWin2, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. TitansWillWin2

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    I was just looking up his stats from last year through 12 games and this year through 12 games and the numbers are really close. What do you think is the biggest improvement so far is his game. I'd say his ability to throw it downfield and to the sidelines has really improved.

    2016- 378 attempts 243 completions 2998 yards 25 tds 8 ints

    2015- 370 attempts 230 completions 2818 yards 19 tds 10 ints
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  2. Meow

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    Couple of things, he has lots more time. He seems comfortable in the pocket this year when he looked anything but comfortable last year. Although not great, his footwork seems to have improved a bit. He has better receivers who seem like they can actually run correct routes. He's not forcing bad throws like he did. Making the sideline and deep throws which opens up more of the field to him.

    All in all I'd say there's not much he HASNT improved on and I expect another jump next year.
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  3. steverife

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    18 sacks versus 38 sacks. Some of that is protection, but some of that is awareness.
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  4. The Hammer

    The Hammer Leper Messiah

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    Players around him are a lot better. WR, OL are better however I think the biggest difference is having great run game after not having an NFL caliber RB on the roster last year.
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  5. PRAY IV M3RCY

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    Def talent around him has been the biggest improvement. Its allowed him to elevate his game. Looking back at last year having the terrible offensive line-Poutasi, Warmack Wrs- Hunter, DGB, Douglas RBs-Andrews, Mccluster, Sankey...that's abysmal
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  6. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Its all about the revamped O-Line, they really allow everything to operate smoothly.

    Mariota is playing better because theres a running game chugging along now keeping defenses off his back. In turn a good run game keeps the defense fresh so they can do their thing more effectively.

    If we have a winning season Mariota gets all the glory, but the real MVP is Ben Jones and his 4 friends.
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  7. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

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    His numbers are pretty similar, but it's the little things I think that he has improved a lot in. He is making much smarter decisions about throwing the ball away, getting down when running and basically living to play another down.

    Obviously his deep ball has improved. I don't think anyone can continue to say that there are throws he can't make.

    He also looks much more comfortable in the pocket and from under center.

    The team around him has improved, and that's why we are actually getting wins now.
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  8. 5tweezyPOT

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    LewAn and his four friends
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  9. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Ill always go with the Center & Co.

    notice how things changed immediately when Jones shows up.... Even our Guards look decent with Jones in the middle

    plus Lewan is a hot head who has cost us a game
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  10. ICBW

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    trade Mariota for a backup OL
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