More Play Action Needed

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JustAFan, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. JustAFan

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  2. Aqutis30

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    But but but if you have so many more play actions, then the Titans aren't the team Mularkey wants them to be.
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    "The only way to make play-action work is if we make it EXOTIC PLAY-ACTION"

    - Mike Mularkey.
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  4. TitanWally

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    "We need to use the run first in order to open up the play action"


    Edit - I then read the article and realised this is a paraphrase of what Mularkey actually said.

    "That was a short-yardage play," coach Mike Mularkey said. "Right before the game, we made a decision to bring that down into a first-and-10 call, because we said, 'Hey, they’re going to pack up against our three tight end set.' You see the effect of the run game, how it draws up defenders."
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  5. PRAY IV M3RCY

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    Mularkey credits the run game for everything. Literally decided to make Mariota a product of a good running attack.
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    So while mariota will likely play for 10+ years as a titan qb how many running backs will we go through to be the bell cow for the entire offense?
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  7. Dman5TX

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    People thought the same exact thing about Russel Wilson his first few years with Seattle too.

    He was just a “game manager” with a great defense and run game.
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  9. 615nick

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    Why make any changes, when our o isn't moving the ball? Obviously we need a lot of changes to our offensive approach, but we have hard headed old coaches. We should also spread the field more than we run sets with 6 lineman or 3 tes.
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  10. Johnnyb

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    Yeah, as much as we might want more to be put on Mariota right now, there's still a few things can say positively for the way the offense is being run.

    Most importantly, Marcus is being protected. He's not getting hit much at all, and sacked a lot less than most QB's in general. That's allowing him to ideally stay healthy longer so we don't end up with a Cam Newton/Andrew Luck situation. Obviously he's had the hamstring thing this season, but that had nothing to do with protection or playcalling. That was just him making a play and getting a TD.

    He's also being allowed to grow, learn, and feel the game out without all the pressure being on him. I anticipate within a year or two for more/all the responsibility to be put on him, but right now he's able to learn more about defenses and hone his craft without the entire weight of the team being on him.

    We all see how good he can be, and pretty much all agree he's being held back in this offense, but I'd rather him be held back so he can be a star over the next decade than throwing him to the wolves and us losing our first franchise QB since McNair.

    If we had better coaches I'm sure they could do more with him, but this is what we have right now and it's not the worst plan I've ever seen either.
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