Mariota's Ceiling Heading Into the Season

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


Will Mariota retire after this season?

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  2. No

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  1. nytitaner

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    I’m less concerned with the end zone dive , that’s just a part of his dna as I am the “deer in headlights” indecisiveness and weak passes . I keep envisioning the 2016 Mariota with the confidence and quick release along with the deep shots and pin point accuracy on intermediate. Hopefully he can bring that back but the body language at the beginning of that last game though pre season , didn’t feel right. I’m gonna withhold my opinion till regular season but I’m a little concerned , hopefully it’s unnecessarily. It will provide for more entertainment though as a fan . Sometimes when that pressure comes up the middle I wish he’d just sprint to the side , I know it’s easy for me to say watching on TV but actually think he should be more aggressive as a runner just make sure he slides and he’s good at that. His willingness to please and try and prove he’s a pocket passer hurts him a bit . If he would take off shamelessly a bit more he’d take pressure off himself. Motto is stick to your strengths.
    #1511 nytitaner, Aug 20, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  2. Bonky

    Bonky Pro Bowler Tip Jar Donor

    Wow, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe?

    Thanks for the inside scoop, Batman!

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  3. Rwill

    Rwill Starter

    Well if you want to give him credit for a drop, you probably should take one away for the one handed (way high) catch Lewis (or was it McNichols) caught.

    While he was not perfect, he was good enough that if that was the Mariota we saw night in and night out, I would be a Mariota fan.
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  4. Wingman

    Wingman Starter

    It’s not genuine concern that these complaints stem from. They drank the cool aid from no name sportswriter that tannehill May start and were trying to find a silver lining where Marion’s shined. No coach could be genuinely mad at a qb giving his all and using his rare athleticism to score points. Yes it was preseason, but Marion’s plays hard. Period. Everyone on that sideline was thinking- That’s my quarterback!!
  5. nbtoppers2

    nbtoppers2 Starter

    It's only nothing because he wasn't hurt. You can bet your ass Vrabel wasn't happy with him taking that hit and told him so in private.
  6. Broken Arrow

    Broken Arrow Just a Fan....

    HE... HAS... BEEN ... INJURED... 1 TIME.... FROM SCRAMBLING.....
    Have yourself some Milk of Magnesia and chill...

    I think I'll trust Mariota jetting up field more than I will him standing back in '18 waiting for JUNK to get open.....
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  7. VondyP

    VondyP Undisputed 2QBeaver Champion

  8. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

    I think that his pocket presence and accuracy are still huge issues which affect every single one of the 10 players around him. Our receivers are constantly having to fall to the ground and make awkward adjustments to routine throws. And that's all that he's making- routine throws that any QB in the league should be able to handle . Watch Tannehill making the same throws. It looks effortless.

    Mariota is killing any YAC potential and making the catch unnecessarily difficult. I'm sure that Robinson and the coaches are frustrated that Corey Davis supposedly looks like this super star in practice, yet Mariota cannot deliver an accurate ball to him and makes him frankly look very average. While Firkser is looking like a stud with Tannehill and his guys are taking his passes and diving at the pylon.
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  9. Rwill

    Rwill Starter

    Oh I agree completely about YAC. Mariota is awful at ball placement. One of the worst I have ever seen. Even during the drive the other night, the only time he hit a receiver in stride was the TD pass and that was set up for him to just throw straight at the goalpost and the receiver run towards the goalpost. The other 2 big plays he made, he caused the receivers to stop their stride to catch the ball, hence no YAC.

    Even still, if he is completing 15 and 20 yard passes with no YAC, that still moves us right down the field.
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  10. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

    He was 30th in air yards per attempt last year. So I get what you're saying, but it doesn't do so very quickly or very well. We had a couple of drives stall because of awkward throws that the receiver couldn't haul in.

    With Tannehill playing , one guy took a short pass to the end zone and nearly did the same because they didn't have to slow their momentum at all to make the catch. So ball placement can make a substantial difference and present opportunities for big plays.

    We'll be facing a lot of QBs this year who will be delivering much more accurate balls, so like AT&T says, just okay isn't okay. We need to get everything we can out of the offense
    #1520 abc2330, Aug 21, 2019
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