OC Apology Tour

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by abc2330, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    I want you all to apologize to Matt LaFluer. Mariota was close to the top of the league in completion percentage with a similar YPA working with a depleted receiving unit and issues on the line himself. He couldn't grip a football, Blaine Gabbert played far more than he ever should, yet we were 14th in 3rd down percentage. He generated more points with Gabbert ,tackles off of the street, and Taywan Taylor as his 2nd best receiving option vs Watt and that D line than we did yesterday.

    There are issues with the line. But I think that Smith is clearly in over his head here. You can't build an offense based on what Mariota says that he is comfortable with, you build it based on tape study and seeing what he can't do. Game planning goes the same for the OL or whatever issues you'll have in the upcoming matchup. I like him and think that he could be good, but I think that we were too ambitious and confident that a flexible OC and improved skill players would be the answer to the offensive woes.

    Terry Robiskie was no good, but at least he wasn't bashful about his play selection. And they could keep Mariota upright. I'd rather see stuffed runs than sacked QBs who are too rattled to hit open receivers. No matter what your personal opinions of our previous OCs are, I think that you can admit that they weren't the issue .
     
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  2. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    Lefleur?
    How about Munchak and like you mentioned Robiskie? Somehow that appears to be the best offense of this steady decline.
     
  3. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    Given what LaFluer had to work with, he did a good job. Robiskie was just the beneficiary of Mariota's anomaly season in which he was good.
     
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  4. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    Or was his anomaly season because of how Robiskie did his thing?
    I get it, 8 blockers with 2 targets can’t really work but that’s where the success was.
     
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  5. abc2330

    abc2330 Starter

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    If you watch the highlights from that season, Mariota was threading the needle in a way that he hasn't in years and was borderline unstoppable in the red zone. He lost any confidence to make throws like that now, or defenses have figured him out
     
  6. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Pro Bowler

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    I’m just messing around. I’m glad biscuit and munchak are gone. MM will be soon too and this era will be remembered for wasted opportunity and bad memories just like most of the last 15 years.
     
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  7. Psychop1

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    I wish it wasn't true, but that does seem to be the current trajectory.
     
  8. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    The last 3 OCs have done the exact same gameplans.. literally nothing about our play style has changed
     
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  9. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

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    Just the entire offensive philosophy of the Titans has been bad for years. There is overwhelming evidence that passing is the best way to score points in the NFL and has been for a while now, yet the Titans stubbornly insist they want to be a physical run-first team.
     
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  10. abc2330

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    If we could pass, we would. There is no trust in Mariota to do so.
     
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