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  1. Marcus Mariota: Is it Time ??

    Another thing that provides some perspective as to Marcus' performance over the last couple of seasons is how an all time great(Rodgers) looks in a very similar system. The schemes are not providing Rodgers with clear and obvious throwing windows. Basically the system being run is just very limiting to offense since third and 8+ is the norm. I think our coaching staff is in a situation where they see Henry as someone that they "must" establish in the game plan. The problem I see is they can only see one way to establish him...slow paced run him on 1st down/2nd down and 3rd and short situations. They don't seem to think that he can contribute in an up tempo style of offense. We all think that you can establish him while using up tempo, but then pound him late. The coaching staff seem to be stuck on pounding him early...then we fall behind and he becomes usless late.
  2. Marcus Mariota: Is it Time ??

    As frustrating as that play above is, and the fact that he won't cut it loose....is that the scheme apparently calls for two players to basically be running to the same area 25yrds down field and two guys to be running down the line of scrimmage toward him. Look at all of the open field at the bottom!!! It's clear that he has lost his nerve and is only seeing the pass rush and he refuses to step into a throw with anyone around him. I feel like someone has told him to cit down the turnovers if he wants to stay on the field so in his mind 8 sackes is better than even the possibility of an interception.
  3. Week 2 GDT: Colts @ Titans

    Yeah, I have been a big MM supporter...but he is way too hesitant, and he is seeing the interior line collapse even when they are holding up. His internal clock is just off, maybe he was shaken up yesterday after the flip and another hit shortly after that, but he is late to feel the pressure then he steps forward which makes it worse. I have never been a fan of benching him but if he has lost confidence then he is done. I think we have all felt that he was pretty good in cluch spots mostly...and then that thing yesterday!!! That was just odd for him to be completely incompotent in a late game situation. I really think that we should turn him loose, run him 15 times a game, more read options and QB sweeps, then if he gets hurt we turn to RT and if he doesn't get hurt he will probably be highly effective. Use him up!!!
  4. We are gonna be giving up 45-60 yrds a game on personal fouls against the line.
  5. In the end I am sure I will love this pick...just kind of feel blah since he is injured. The uncomfortable part of the Wingo bit was it seemed to me like the party, excitement, and the whole event just stopped and it turned into CSPAN for 10 minutes...Like a member of the House Arms Committee was giving a speech on a mishap in the desert or something....he just rambled on as if they didn't think he would get drafted and someone said in his ear " No highlight, just kill the segment" If NFLN did the same thing it must have been that the league made them do it.
  6. First round talk. (No pick tipping!)

    Sweat or Brown!!!
  7. First round talk. (No pick tipping!)

    This is unfolding in a way that Jax could be getting the steal of the draft. I know they don't exactly need defense, but can they pass up on the guys that will be there??
  8. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    Yeah my assumption is Hockenson will be gone...if he falls somehow that falls in the best player available scenario. But I get what you are saying!
  9. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    I will only be super upset if we go QB...any other position being talked about is of fairly equal need...WR, DL, OLB, G....best available at any of those positions. Having said that, the only way we beat the Colts is to put points on the board, they will put up points vs us and that is just a fact, so I would prefer an impact player on Offense which for me meand OL or WR. Having said that, we have legit pieces on the Offensive line...receiving corps, not so much, so I am on the train to pick a WR at 19 or trade back(if possible) and select best WR/OL at that position and hopefully pick up a second day 2 pick. Having said all of that...we'll probably pick a TE or QB and I will cry myself to sleep tonight!!!
  10. NFL Draft Event Talk

    BTW most of us live in home/apartments that are where they are because trees were cut down. Those trees look quite young also. This strikes a particular chord with me since I work for the government as a construction inspector, and the hoops that we have to jump through with EPA, state, and local gov't to remove trees is absurd!!!
  11. Offseason Thread

    I was sort of waiting for someone to bring this up...since I have gone through a very similat situation which happened Jan 7th and is still affecting me today. I had a pinched nerve/stinger on Jan 7th and for the first 3 and 1/2 weeks it literally was like a 9/10 pain in my arm from the elbow to my thumb any time I was standing or had weight on my arm...like just hanging. I had to take sleeping aids to be able to get 4-5 hours of sleep. I am no elite athelete but was probably in the best shape I had ever been in, but working out or really any activity was excruciating for weeks. The injury caused my right arm strenght to plummet...I injured it doing 100 lb dumbbell bench press, one month after I went to the gym and could not do 35 lbs more than once!!! As of now my index finger and thumb are still numb, the forearm pain comes and goes and I can hardly do 10 push-ups. Having gone through something similar to what he did, I think I definitely was underestimating his toughness and how difficult it must have been to play at the highest level. Having said all of that...the truth is that toughness is a great thing....but the question with Marcus is can he avoid the injury so he doesn't have to play through so many injuries.
  12. Arthur Smith promoted to OC

    I have no issue at all. Maybe next offseason I will, but then again if we could know the future we would never miss on any coach or draft pick. Given what I know now...if we were to rewind to last offseason...and if we hired Lefuer again I would be upset. His offense simply didn't offer any scheme upgrade which coralated to increased production. Yet we thought we got the belle of the ball last offseason as far as OC's went.
  13. AFC Championship GDT

    Titans fan here, but my wife is a Chiefs fan, she is deployed and can't watch so I am carrying the flag for her today. Also my best friend is a Pats fan so....please destroy those guys!!!
  14. Marcus Mariota: Is it Time ??

    One frustrating thing about his injuries this year is that it wasa freak injury in week 1 that lead to the whole season long battle. Past years it was Hamstring, knee, ankle all due to normal football related plays(bush league maybe) but this elbow was such a freak thing on a borderline legal hit!!!
  15. Marcus Mariota: Is it Time ??

    I think the whole OC/Mariota issue has me at my low point with this franchise!!! I could live with it if Marcus simply wasn't good at all, if we just missed like say Jamarcus Russell. The fact that we have had this particular type of player for 4 going on 5 years and have not really done anything to accentuate his skill set is beyond ridiculous. I just feel like if they would have hired someone along the way that implemented an offense that most say would highlight his skill set...we would know for sure if he was good or not. As of now we truely don't know. Would a quick pass spread offense have kept him more healty...don't know, would his numbers be good enough to deal with missing 2-3 games a year on average...don't know, would he have worse numbers and more injuries...we just don't know. Now we probably never will!! Would anybody be shocked if Marcus went to another team and made 5 probowls, probably not. Would anybobdy be shocked if he went somewhere else and started 1 year then became a career backup, probably not. That is a failure of our team to identify if he is a franchise player or not. So what are the chances that we do it with the next guy under the same leadership!!