Is Mariota making a grave mistake?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, May 23, 2018.

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  1. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    Some might say let Mariota do whatever he wants, hes great at improving his craft, and thats what you want in a QB. But hes now taking off the knee brace hes been using the last 2 seasons.

    He says its restricting, which is true, but when you think youre Superman or a runningback maybe you need something holding you back (or together) when you have chronic leg injuries.

    Last year Mariota shed10lbs and we were all worried about his durability, sure enough he pulls a hamstring down the road and misses a game, but would being 10lbs heavier have helped prevent that? Lets invite our resident know it alls @Jwill1919 and @Riverman to the show.......

    Anyways, you play the way you practice, if hes not using it today he probably isnt using it on Sundays, and Im kind of worried for him. What do we think of him playing without the knee brace?
     
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  2. PRAY IV M3RCY

    PRAY IV M3RCY Pro Bowler

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    I don't think its a big deal. Knee brace or not its football. A knee brace isn't going to protect him from 300lb lineman
     
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  3. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    Umm yes it is

    what do you think the brace is for?

    its so some fat ass doesnt roll his knee
     
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  4. Deuce Wayne

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    "hes great at improving his craft, and thats what you want in a QB"

    yeah, clearly. *looks at incredible drop-off last season*
     
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  5. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    You of all people should know he greatly improved his ball security from 2016 to 2017.

    So yes hes good at getting better at the things he sucks at.
     
  6. TitanWally

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    How do you know the knee hasn't been 100% fit and didn't even need the knee brace for the past 12+ months?

    You don't. It could easily be a mental thing.
     
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  7. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    Its entirely too easy and common for a linemen to roll a QB's knee, the brace is a precaution. All 5 linemen need to have these same braces on FTR.

    Tom Brady wears a brace, every QB should have a brace on their left knee IMO.
     
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  8. Deuce Wayne

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    Ball security if we're ignoring interceptions.

    He did fix his fumblitis, I'll give him that.
     
  9. SawdustMan

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    I figured he's gonna get injured no matter what so I don't really care what he wears.
     
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  10. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I'd be interested in knowing how much a knee brace impacts his footwork. That's the area I saw a drop off last season.
     
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