Mariota's Ceiling Heading Into the Season

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by CJtheBeast, Apr 30, 2019.

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Will Mariota retire after this season?

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  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
  1. nbtoppers2

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    Agreed. Doing that in a preseason game is a great way to get killed. Some guy on the bubble trying to earn his paycheck. His situational awareness isn't very good at all. That's why he throws picks like a rookie still. It's also why he takes sacks and doesn't throw the ball away enough.
     
  2. WV2SoCalTitan

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    I think everyone is overreacting, it's football, he made a football play and was smiling and enjoying himself afterwards. I am glad to see him playing freely, not worrying about injury, even if his career in Tennessee depends on him staying healthy. It shows he's not thinking about all the outside noise, he's just playing football and trying to win.

    I worried about him focusing on the fact he can't get hurt or could lose his job, that it would make him play timid, it's a relief to see he isn't. So if he wants to dive over guys in a meaningless preseason game, so be it.
     
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  3. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    Honestly, the more wreckless he plays, the more memorable the play for him.
    His most famous plays are a huge block, a scrambling stiff arm, a poor throw that happened to come right back to him, and an 87 yard scramble.

    Let him play. Worst case, he gets injured again, people can say “I told you so”, and tannehill can show what he’s got in actual game time with a different team.

    Mariota will be fine throughout preseason.
     
  4. The Hammer

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    It wasn't bad at all. I watched it over and over, it looked a lot worse than it was. The dude dove in front of him, it was the best move he could make. He jumped, kept his legs together, arms in, and landed safely.

    What was he supposed to do? Run right into him? Do a hurtle style jump? Those would be much worse.
     
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  5. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    That looks pretty bad.....
     
  6. The Hammer

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    What should he have done that would have been better to avoid that guy?
     
  7. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    You're seriously defending that? They've been telling him all summer not to take those hits. It's as if he doesn't want the extension.
     
  8. The Hammer

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    again, what should he have done?
     
  9. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    Throw it out of the back of the end zone, use his athleticism to evade him and rush to the edge, slide- there are plenty of things that a smarter player could have done. As I said, there's no way they are tying up money into a QB who is going to continue to take dumb shots like that. His fate is sealed.
     
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  10. The Hammer

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    1. He had already crossed the line of scrimmage, throwing it was not an option
    2. Trying to evade would have been riskier as his leg's would be more vulnerable
     
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