Mariota, the 2014 Heisman victor from the University of Oregon, is the Titans starting quarterback and will be guiding the first-team offense from the start.
Told there would be a video tribute at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Fisher said his focus would remain on the field. “Coaches on the sideline don’t watch stuff on the board”.
Several members of Fisher’s staff were with him in Tennessee, including assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, senior defensive assistant Chuck Cecil and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. And that’s saying nothing of the Rams’ numerous players with ties to the Nashville area.
“As far as when it changed, I don’t know”, Whisenhunt said.
Fisher said he still owns his property in the Nashville area and gets back down to Tennessee on occasion. “But it wasn’t often because Marcus doesn’t make many mistakes, and he doesn’t throw many picks”. He ended up most often as a running back and carried the ball 40 times, a surprising number of which were traditional running plays right into the line of scrimmage where – at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds – he was at a serious disadvantage. “I think once we start the regular season and he gets these other preseason games out of the way, I think he’ll be ready to roll”.
“It’s a great organization”, he continued. I guess in a nutshell on him, he’s got a tremendous amount of talent. We’ve got another three weeks of games where he can continue to progress.
As things shift around him on the Titans’ offensive line, Chance Warmack is unwilling to say he should be viewed as a pillar. Obviously, as an offense we can’t turn the ball over, and that’s one of the things that we’ve got to correct, ball security. These people deserve a team that will win at least five games just for having to put up with months of sweating and cicadas ringing in their ears. With the Tennessee Titans looking poised to bench massive free agent bust Andy Levitre, ESPN NFL Nation’s plugged-in Paul Kuharsky reported that the Titans are “monitoring” Mathis’s situation, which is undoubtedly a wise decision for a bottom-feeder team with a plethora of cap space and an even bigger hole at the left guard position. The Titans will still be one of the bottom teams in the league, but with Mariota and Dorial Green Beckham, as the their first two round picks, their offense is projected to improve.
“The officiating department is leaning towards going to the eighth official”, Fisher said. BUT, that didn’t mean I couldn’t shoot the you-know-what with the locals and read through the local papers: everyone is really excited about Mariota. But let’s hope they do, because Marcus is just about the nicest kid to walk on the scene since another certain QB we know (minus the excessive religious overtones that make me slightly uncomfortable).