The Official Tennessee Titans thread IV

RiverVol

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I love Nick Foles, and I think he's more than just a stop gap, but there's no way we cut bait with Mariota before 2019. He will get next year, and honestly, I think that's fair. I don't expect him to stay healthy next season, nor do I believe he will take a dramatic step in performance. However, he's had nothing resembling stability here, and he probably has earned the chance to prove his capability in the 2nd year of this system.
agree ... but now. oof. :(
 
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Can’t blame LaFleur for making the much better career choice. Mariota has to be infuriated that the Titans cannot give him any scheme consistency. Is Helfrich still an OC somewhere?
Can't blame him, our constant rotating of OCs has hurt his career far worse than his injuries imo. Also jmo but I would much rather have a seasoned playcaller than an up and comer this time around.
 

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After sleeping on it, I hope they get a spread-minded OC. That's what Mariota has needed from the start. And I don't mean to run him into the ground, but rather to utilize him primarily from the shotgun with a base 3 wide set that is built around the short to intermediate passing game. He has always been a rhythm passer, and a quick-release offense would likely do wonders for his injury problems. Helfrich or a Reid disciple would probably hit that note pretty well.

If we can't get someone who fits that mold, I want an established OC. Hue Jackson would be a great choice and would not be a risk to bolt for a head coaching job.
 

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If I were the Titans, then I’d throw money at either Chip Kelly or Helfrich (currently bears OC). I can’t think of any other way of best answering the question of Mariota deserving a long term contract; puts him in the best position to succeed along with getting him a proven OC, upgraded interior line (draft), and another good WR (FA).
 

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After sleeping on it, I hope they get a spread-minded OC. That's what Mariota has needed from the start. And I don't mean to run him into the ground, but rather to utilize him primarily from the shotgun with a base 3 wide set that is built around the short to intermediate passing game. He has always been a rhythm passer, and a quick-release offense would likely do wonders for his injury problems. Helfrich or a Reid disciple would probably hit that note pretty well.

If we can't get someone who fits that mold, I want an established OC. Hue Jackson would be a great choice and would not be a risk to bolt for a head coaching job.
Hue Jackson is terrible. Cleveland immediately got better when he left, and Cincinnati immediately got worse when he arrived.
 

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Hue Jackson is terrible. Cleveland immediately got better when he left, and Cincinnati immediately got worse when he arrived.
Uh, Cincinnati's offense got noticeably better when he became OC and noticeably worse when he left. Same thing happened when he was in Oakland. Jackson might be a garbage head coach, but he is a hell of an offensive coordinator. I'm not even sure that's debatable at this point.
 

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The mentioned player may be a big reason why we’ve went through so many coordinators
2015 - Jason Michael
2016 - 2017: Terry Robiskie
2018 : Matt LaFleur

Jason Michael was demoted to the QB coach when Robiskie took over. He's primarily been a TE coach outside his stint with Wisenhunt and Mularkey. He again was a TE coach with the Cardinals for 2018.
Robiskie had years of experience but primarily as a WR coach. He was the WR coach for the Bills in 2018.
LaFleur has primarily been a QB coach with the Falcons and Redskins. He was also the OC for the Rams.

Only one of those coordinators has an acceptable resume and results to me, and he's now the head coach of the Packers. I'm not saying Mariota is the next Rodgers, but it's also not like the guy has had the surrounding talent or premiere coordinators that some other QBs have had in their careers.
 

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2015 - Jason Michael
2016 - 2017: Terry Robiskie
2018 : Matt LaFleur

Jason Michael was demoted to the QB coach when Robiskie took over. He's primarily been a TE coach outside his stint with Wisenhunt and Mularkey. He again was a TE coach with the Cardinals for 2018.
Robiskie had years of experience but primarily as a WR coach. He was the WR coach for the Bills in 2018.
LaFleur has primarily been a QB coach with the Falcons and Redskins. He was also the OC for the Rams.

Only one of those coordinators has an acceptable resume and results to me, and he's now the head coach of the Packers. I'm not saying Mariota is the next Rodgers, but it's also not like the guy has had the surrounding talent or premiere coordinators that some other QBs have had in their careers.
I personally think Whisenhunt probably knew how to use Mariota better than any coach he's had since, he was just unfortunately a terrible head coach.
 

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McShay has them taking a TE in his Mock 1.0

19. Tennessee Titans
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

This might not look like a need on paper, but Delanie Walker is 34 and missed most of the season after a severe ankle injury. Hockenson can be a weapon. He is an all-around tight end, an excellent blocker and a good pass-catcher with a big 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame. The Titans will keep a close eye on playmakers for Marcus Mariota.
 
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Mariota or not. Not talking to Helfrich doesn't seem smart? IMO
Something is going on at Baptist Sports Park. It's way to quiet over there. My only guess (rumors around our Golf Course where several Titans are members) is that somebody in the Patriots organization is high on the list. No! I did not and never talk to the players about anything like this.:)
 
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