Pat O’Hara worked with Deshaun Watson last season in Houston. He gets to groom Marcus Mariota this season. Since being named the Titans quarterbacks coach, O’Hara has spent all his time studying his new pupil. “It is obvious he is an explosive player with the ball in his hands,” O’Hara said, via Jim Wyatt of [more]
The Titans pulled the plug on Mike Mularkey’s “exotic smashmouth” offense last month when they discarded Mularkey as head coach in favor of Mike Vrabel. Vrabel’s background is on the defensive side of the ball and he’s hired Matt LaFleur to run the offense. At a press conference on Wednesday, LaFleur outlined some of his [more]
Marcus Mariota has played three seasons. He has never played all 16 games. He missed four games as a rookie and one game each of the past two seasons. But the Titans quarterback enters this offseason getting a chance to work on football and not rehab. “The fact that I have an opportunity to just [more]
Titans coach Mike Vrabel wants to put Marcus Mariota in an offense more like the one he ran in college, but Ryan Day will not be coordinating that offense. Day will remain at Ohio State rather than take the Titans offensive coordinator job, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Vrabel had reportedly been interested in Day [more]
Tennessee’s new coach isn’t going to make the same mistakes Mike Mularkey did.
New Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was previously the defensive coordinator of the Texans, which meant he had to draw up game plans for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. Vrabel says that wasn’t easy. Vrabel said at his introductory press conference that he found it nerve-wracking to figure out how to stop Mariota, remembering the long [more]
New Titans coach Mike Vrabel wants to make quarterback Marcus Mariota succeed by putting him in an offense like the one in which he won a Heisman Trophy at Oregon. Vrabel wants to hire Ryan Day as offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Day is a disciple of Chip Kelly, Mariota’s coach at Oregon. [more]
New Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich had his first press conference since getting the job on Thursday and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was one of the biggest topics of the day. Helfrich cited Trubisky when asked why he decided to make the move to the NFL after coaching in college throughout his career and said that [more]
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota regressed in several major statistical categories this season, which contributed to coach Mike Mularkey being fired.
When the Titans opted to move on without head coach Mike Mularkey this week, there was a lot of discussion about the move being centered on a desire to see more from quarterback Marcus Mariota. While that may be a driving factor, changing head coaches affects more than one spot on the team and more [more]
The Titans are looking for a new head coach and their eventual hire will be their third since they took quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick of the 2015 draft. That lack of stability might be a concern for some teams, but Titans General Manager Jon Robinson made it clear that the Titans [more]
The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change. They fired coach Mike Mularkey and want someone to help them chase a championship.
Tennessee wisely chose its young quarterback over its coach.
Grading the Titans' performance in their 35-14 divisional playoff loss against the Patriots on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
After the Patriots tied Saturday night’s game against the Titans at seven, Tennessee tried to get an answering drive going. Facing third and four from their own 27, quarterback Marcus Mariota found receiver Eric Decker for a 13-yard gain. And then came the flag. Decker was called for offensive pass interference, forcing the Titans back [more]
Marcus Mariota couldn't lead the Titans back from another deficit, watching as New England scored five straight touchdowns to beat Tennessee 35-14 in their AFC divisional playoff game
Can the Titans claim another shocking win in the AFC Divisional Round? In an outcome that few expected, the Tennessee Titans bested the Kansas City Chiefs during the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Marcus Mariota and Tennessee will now head to Massachusetts for the AFC Divisional Round against the New England Patriots on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. Show More Summary
Marcus Mariota sparked his team to an amazing comeback at Kansas City. What can the Titans quarterback do for an encore? Just beat Tom Brady.
It’s been noted this week that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota have the biggest age gap between two starting quarterbacks in a postseason game in NFL history. The 16 years between the two players account for a big edge in experience for Brady and that’s also illustrated by the fact that [more]
Key player: As well as quarterback Marcus Mariota has to play, the impetus to a Tennessee upset is actually running back Derrick Henry. The former Heisman winner and second-year man has been marvelous filling in for DeMarco Murray. In two games as a starter, Henry has amassed 308 total yards and two