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  1. Week 3 GDT - Titans @ Jaguars

    Just imagine what would happen if Marcus doesn't play, Gabbert has a great game, and pulls out the win for us. I wonder how many people would start calling for a QB controversy. I personally think Marcus is ready to go, but Vrabel has shown that he plays it on the safe side with injuries which I'm sure all the players appreciate. If he doesn't feel like Marcus is at 100% I could see him giving it another week.
  2. Titans Pick'Em Competition - Week 3

    With Marcus: Titans 27 Jags 23 With Gabbert: Titans 13 Jags 26
  3. Around the NFL

    One of my Marcus' greatest qualities going back to Oregon and his first two years in the league was his quick release. He saw where he was going with the ball and boom it was out. It was all instinct based, and he was really deadly in the short and intermediate passing game. Over these last two years he seems to have lost that and plays with quite a bit of hesitation. The coaching staff really needs to just let him go out there and let his instincts take over again. He's overthinking everything, and I'm hoping that as he gets comfortable in this offense he can get back to that, but of course he has to be able to stay healthy to ever get back to being the guy we drafted.
  4. Week 2 GDT - Texans @ Titans

    I'm trying to look at the whole thing too, and I'm not one of those that thinks Vrabel was really outcoached. Did he do some questionable things sure, but that can be said for every Head Coach every single week. My main gripe is in looking at the whole team we're going to be playing without Lewan and without our backup RT. Our OLine is in shambles and going against one of the stoutest DLine units in the league we're still considering playing Marcus who can't feel his fingers 24 hours to game time. It's just a recipe for disaster. The whole "expecting both guys to play" thing is just silly, because number one that's just a ridiculous plan in and of itself and two what advantage are we gaining from this? The only ones we're playing is ourselves, because everybody knows Romeo Crennel isn't losing any sleep over game planning for Blaine Gabbert. If Marcus has been struggling throughout the week you start Blaine and bring up a PS guy or sign someone to back him up. It's that simple. I just see no reason to put Marcus in a situation like this in his current condition. But hopefully Marcus shocks us all, starts, and throws for 300 yards and 3 TDs all while not being able to feel his fingers.
  5. Week 2 GDT - Texans @ Titans

    It's not ineptitude and mismanagement when you put your team in a potential scenario to be playing Rishard Matthews at QB in a game because you're expecting your QB who can't feel his fingers 24 hours before game time to give it a go? More than likely Gabbert plays the whole game, and the playing Rishard at QB thing is a moot point, but to even allow that to be a remote possibility is pretty ridiculous. I love you KT, and I usually try to stick on the more optimistic side as well, but the way that this whole situation has been handled is completely bush league and that goes on Vrabel and JRob. Hopefully it all works out for the best and a lot of us are just hitting the panic button too early, but the outlook right now is not good at all.
  6. Week 2 GDT - Texans @ Titans

    My biggest concern is the nature of a nerve injury like this (just never knowing when the feeling could come back), and the fact that Vrabel and JRob for that matter are willing to roll the dice and put us in a situation where if Marcus can't go and Blaine goes down we're put in that type of situation where we have to play a receiver at QB. I get that we're probably screwed either way with a PS QB, but it's just complete mismanagement and ineptitude in all aspects by the head guys in charge. That's what is really worrisome to me.
  7. Week 2 GDT - Texans @ Titans

    I hate to be this bleak about it, but this injury to Marcus could seriously alter the rest of his career. Nerve injuries are just so unpredictable. The feeling in his hand could come back tomorrow or his fingers could be numb for months. It's just the nature of the beast, and even if he is technically able to throw he won't be able to put any zip on the ball until that feeling comes back. We saw that first hand on his two throws post injury that were interceptions. Not feeling confident at all in where this is headed and feeling even less confident in the way that the coaching staff is handling it. Not signing or bringing up a QB from the practice squad when your starting QB is still an uncertainty is just mind numbingly stupid.
  8. That is still probably one of my top 10 favorite moments for us. That was such an incredibly emotional week after what we'd been through. Mularkey crying after we won still sticks with me. Say what you want about Mularkey, but there's no denying he had a big heart and the team was really special to him. Hopefully we get some great moments like that from Vrabel. "Bah Gawd the Titans did it and Vrabel is wind sprinting across the field to hug the young maestro!"
  9. Week 1 Thoughts

    I totally get what you're saying, but just to throw my two cents in here... Whether we lose 27-20 or 59-0, a loss is a loss to me. Regardless of the score or circumstances surrounding why we lost the only absolute is the result at the end of the game. If we have enough of these at the end of the year a lot of changes will be made (not calling for Vrabel's head here lol) but that's just the reality. Whether all our losses are by a point or whether we get blown out every week how much we lost by week to week is pretty irrelevant when you're sitting at home in January.
  10. Titans Pick'Em Competition - Week 2

    I'll say we pull it out, but I'm not confident. Titans 20 Texans 16
  11. Mariota expectations

    Posted this in the Week 1 Thoughts thread. Figured I'd go ahead and throw it in here too since it's about #8... Before his injury Marcus just seemed a little too hesitant on some of his throws which led to those under throws and being late on what should've been a Delanie TD. I'll go ahead and chalk that up to him just not being comfortable in the new offense yet. I'm starting to have overarching concerns about his injuries though. As special as I've always thought he could be as a player, and as badly as I want him to be our guy going forward, it's going to be really difficult for us to commit to him long term if he keeps getting nicked every week. As much as I've defended him on here through bad offensive schemes that I still think hindered his development early on, the injury bug is just something that can't be ignored when we evaluate what decision to make on him going forward. I hope that he starts next week and plays the rest of the season injury free, but it feels like an all too familiar trend and something that I'm afraid we'll always be talking about when it comes to him.
  12. Week 1 Thoughts

    Before his injury Marcus just seemed a little too hesitant on some of his throws which led to those under throws and being late on what should've been a Delanie TD. I'll go ahead and chalk that up to him just not being comfortable in the new offense yet. I'm starting to have overarching concerns about his injuries though. As special as I've always thought he could be as a player, and as badly as I want him to be our guy going forward, it's going to be really difficult for us to commit to him long term if he keeps getting nicked every week. As much as I've defended him on here through bad offensive schemes that I still think hindered his development early on, the injury bug is just something that can't be ignored when we evaluate what decision to make on him going forward. I hope that he starts next week and plays the rest of the season injury free, but it feels like an all too familiar trend and something that I'm afraid we'll always be talking about when it comes to him.
  13. Titans Pick'Em Competition - Week 1

    Titans 17 - Dolphins 10
  14. AFC South Discussion Thread

    I think Jalen low key still wants to be a Titan. I've always felt like if he gets an opportunity to hit Free Agency eventually, we'll be one of his top choices. Who knows what the circumstances will be surrounding our team when he actually has that opportunity, but I always hear or see that he's hanging around here a lot in the summer (he's from my hometown). So, giving a ton of praise to Marcus kinda lines up with what I think he'll eventually want to do. #BringJalenHome
  15. Training Camp Thread

    This is one of those things like most in professional sports where winning will cure all. Belichick can get away with it, because he's a proven winner. Vrabel is really playing with fire to an extent here in the larger scheme of things. Things like this alienate the local media/fan base that he's going to really need behind him if we struggle early on in his tenure. He's not exactly buying himself a lot of wiggle room long term if things go south. That's one thing that FIsher was always great at. He knew how to play the game and schmooze the media/fan base which was a factor in him being able to survive several bad years throughout his tenure. Like I said, if we win nobody will care about Vrabel's attitude towards the media, but if we start to struggle, his rough around the edges attitude towards anything PR related is really going to wear thin and hurt his job security moving forward.
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