Titans Sign FS Rashad Johnson

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by ImATitan, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. JCBRAVE

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    But you dont have to sell out for a Tackle No.1 overall to cover your QB's ass.

    Certain formations and plays make up for your O-lines deficiencies, why not top the defense off this year with an lite DB prospect and get that right? Then next year take the next 2-3 Tunsils that come along..?
  2. Jwill1919

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    I guess I'm just quite scared at the thought of getting the best QB we've had since McNair hurt and ruining his/our chances at success.
  3. JCBRAVE

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    I dont worry much about him getting hurt again.

    For one we'll be running him around more according to Mularkey. That in itself will buy him time in the pocket since teams will have to spy him to be sure he doesn't run out the backdoor.

    By running him he'll also be exposed to less brutal hits in the pocket, he can slide or get out of bounds to protect himself.

    Last year he was a sitting duck, but this year with more 2-TE sets and a more dominate running game Mariota shouldn't see the same amount of pressure.
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  4. RollTide

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    Actually there is no evidence at all that mobile QBs get sacked fewer times than pocket QBs, actually the other way around. We know the last running QB we had was injury prone.

    McNair also suffered a fair share of injuries and failed to have a long career.
  5. JCBRAVE

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    McNair and Mariota have different styles of running tho, one avoids contact if he can whereas McNair willingly took on 300lb linemen..

    I wouldnt expose Mariota with designed runs, but would suggest he scrambles more when the defense isnt looking. Designed runs have a bad tendency of backfiring, saw that a ton at Oregon with Mariota.. 2-3-yards arent worth it with a QB.
  6. JBC

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    I agree, but Mariota needs to slide before being hit. Pocket qbs last longer in the NFL because they take fewer hits than mobile qbs. Even if the mobile Qb is able to scramble away from a sack and run down field there is still potential for a hit at the end of a run. That can be harder on the Qb than a sack because he is considered a runner, so the defense can knock him out of his shoes. It sometimes takes a while before young qbs figure that out. They try to get that extra yard or two.
  7. Rudad

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    Rashad Johnson's 1-year deal with #Titans is worth $2 million, including $500K to sign. Can earn an extra $1M for playtime, INTs, Pro Bowl. That's a good deal for the Titans. Cheap.
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  8. VondyP

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    That's pennies. I can't believe he agreed to such a low contract honestly.
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  9. Roscoes Wetsuit

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    Idk, the biggest bust in the last few years got his only NFL win cause of a couple of busted coverages.
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  10. Young54

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    Maybe took a pay cut because he wanted to play near his ailing father.