For Those Trashing The OL....

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by abc2330, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    Pockets are erratic. Brady always has DL every which way around him, he just maneuvers himself around the pocket to protect himself and kept his protection between them. Mariota is in a world of his own when he sees or feels pressure. They can't protect him if he won't stick it out in the pocket.
     
  2. GTFO my pancakz

    GTFO my pancakz S.D.M.F.

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    It’s not happening to Brady on every play. Brady trust his Oline and Mariota doesn’t have that comfort.
     
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  3. Adrenalize74

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    I feel like if we upgrade C and Conk comes back fully healthy and ready next year, we would be much improved. Good C and good Tackles can cover for average/below average Guard play. However, we should at LEAST upgrade Spain for a non-turnstile.
     
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  4. JiminyBillyBob

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    I think it is more of a combination of subpar oline performance and a QB who does not sense pressure well. A lot of sacks were on Mariota, because he holds on to the ball too long. At the same time I would say our receivers did not help him out much and I am not going to get started on the scheme in a lot of these games. A good OC should be able to draw up plays for the QB to get rid of the ball fast.
     
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  5. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    Last paragraph states what many thought and needs to be added into the consideration of why Mariota needs replaced. He holds the ball too long and maybe “unassigned sacks” should actually be assigned to the guy responsible for taking them, Mariota.
     
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  6. Obie09

    Obie09 Pro Bowler

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    Didn't the numbers already come out that only like 6 sacks were Mariotas fault?

    Didn't the numbers already come out that we get hit and sacked less than most teams because we pass literally half as much as some teams?

    Imagine If we passed as many times as the Chiefs/Saints etc. Probably have 80-90 sacks and be starting Rusty Smith.

    Mariota need to improve, he needs to grow, he needs better pocket awareness, but our interior o-line is bottom 5 in the league, and was ranked there the entire year until they started to play well in December.
     
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  7. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    People are so damn dramatic. Byron Bell was protecting Aaron Rodgers this year, FWIW. The guy who was dominated and embarrassed by our UDFA rookie in preseason. Mariota has nothing to complain about.

    We had the 2nd fewest attempts in the league. You are correct. But Herndon says we had the fewest hits by a wide margin. So that's not so bad.

    Go look at Mariota's scouting reports. He's always taken unnecessary sacks,and tried to run away because he "felt" pressure which wasn't there. He was hit a grand total of 0 times while making a throw this year (the only player with over 300 attempts to accomplish that feat) , and sacks make up a greater percentage of his QB hits than anyone else in the league, and it isn't even close. He SUCKS in the face of pressure.

    Half of his sacks came in 3 games, when we were behind and he refused to throw the ball and took sack after sack. He took 2 a game otherwise. His protection wasn't as big of an issue as he was, and you really don't know anything if you think otherwise.
     
  8. Msut10

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    We once put Jonnu Smith 1 on 1 with JJ Watt...obviously that ended in a sack.

    Another time they rushed 3 and easily blew threw our OL and got a sack.

    MM8 needs to get it together but our protection was bad!
     
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  9. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

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    In this corner, people who like Mariota regardless of what happens in real life.

    And in this corner, people who have eyes.

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    16 more games of the pineapple farmer at QB. Can't wait for it to be over.
     
  10. abc2330

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    People judge the line's performance for the entire season based on a few plays. Any line will look bad if the QB holds onto the ball too long or makes an ill-advised attempt to escape the pocket. That's what makes rookies so susceptible to being blitzed to death, which is how defenses treated Mariota.
     
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