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Mike Mularkey is bad for Marcus Mariota's career

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The Titans offense is a poor match for a quarterback with Mariota's skill set.

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An early look at Mike Mularkey’s outdated offense with Marcus Mariota. This is not a good thing for Mariota's career. Mularkey's offense leans too much on making Mariota run, but the passing game is having a far more deleterious effect on his career. Here's how Cian Fahey describes it:

"With a great quarterback, someone who can move in the pocket like Mariota does, someone who can manipulate coverages, throw against pressure and read through progressions like Mariota does, it's not smart to simplify your passing game," Fahey said. "Great quarterbacks need options. In today's NFL where the rules heavily favor the receivers, your goal should be to have as many receivers on the field as possible while letting the quarterback keep his eyes on them to find them."

Hey, that's not a good thing! If the Titans want to get behind Mariota and play their way back to relevance, they may need a new head coach before it's too late.


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