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@OILERMAN,  hate to admit it but you were right.  Marcus is pretty bad.  Titans would be best served to trade him.  As for Marcus, it would be best if he gained about 20 pounds and get rid of those rpo's.

 

This team is far from emulating the Pats.  No discipline, they play slow, and lost.

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1 hour ago, Face said:

Lewis is so much better on a down to down basis it's ridiculous. He led the RB's in DVOA for FO last year & led the league in YPC.  It's not even close.

 

Henry does break a lot of long balls & will put up a few incredible runs here & there but what are you going to do, sit one of the best backs in the league for long stretches in the hopes that Henry pops one?

 

That's the problem with Henry now, there's no real role he fills. I don't care how big he is, I'd much rather give it to Dion on 4th & 1. Henry is great & breaking long runs at the end of the game against tired defense, and it's exciting, but if we're up by 4 points with 3 mins to go & we need a 1st down or two I want Lewis in as well.

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Never expected much from the team this year anyway, at least not the first half of the season.   Lots of young players and first time coaches, gotta expect some growing pains.  If they still look rough towards the end of the season I’d start to get concerned but next season is when I’d expect them to put it all together.

 

I think some fans may have had inflated expectations based on the Rams success and the Titans making the playoffs last year.  But the Rams already had a great defense and Gurley to carry the load on offense, Henry and Lewis combined probably don’t equal Gurley.  I also personally felt the Titans were closer to a 5-6 win team last year, I don’t think they would have won 9 games with a healthy Luck and Texans team. 

 

@tgo post earlier was a pretty good breakdown, I don’t see this year as a rebuild but a development year.  

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Huston   
4 minutes ago, Cyrus said:

Finally caught up on the entire game now that the condensed replay is up. I mostly watched the offense. 

 

- Prior to the elbow injury, any Mariota criticisms are really nitpicky. Probably the worst throw preinjury was the quick out throw that was far behind the receiver. Play didn’t have much of a chance anyways, but it was a poor throw.

 

- Hayes tackle on Mariota was really awkward, almost like a late cut block rather than a hit. Not a super common football play. Think he tried to ease up and didn’t have much control. Ended up colliding with Mariota somewhat sideways. Kind of a fluke play and injury.

 

- Dion Lewis is a stud. They need to get him involved earlier. I think he’s exactly what Mariota needs, even more so than Walker/TE. Just someone to come to late and will likely always be open underneath.

 

- Good to see Davis involved. He’s going to be critical moving forward. He and Mariota need to have confidence in what the other is thinking and where they’ll be on the field.

 

- Interior OL still looks like it could use some improvement. 

 

- Gabbert still stinks. Ball ends up low and in the dirt too often. 

 

- Defense was legitimately bad in the first half. Just got totally gashed in the running game. Hard to excuse really. Way too slow of a start.

 

- Florida stinks too. I think the weather delays impacted both teams. Long games / days like that almost never happen. Teams can play in virtual blizzards and torrential rain but not lightning. 

 

Personally, I’m hoping Mariota is 100% next week and think the team should just forget about the Miami game and just consider next week the real start of the season. It’s still a loss, but it’s far too early to dwell on it. 

 

 

A voice of reason.

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Cyrus   
4 minutes ago, Huston said:

There are a lot of picks being thrown by established QB's that can actually grip the ball.

Mariota’s picks weren’t egregious either. Neither were good mind you, but if he was throwing with numbness it might excuse the quality of the pass. (Obviously) The first INT in particular looked like it was impacted - ball just off target and floated. Second one looked like a bad play we’ve seen before.

 

No idea how bad the numbness was. Just a bad day for everyone. A multitude of little things went wrong. 

 

I actually like the offense too.

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Denali   
3 hours ago, Kirkster said:

Evans and Landry better both be quality starters, immediately. 

 

 

 

They already aren't.  They didn't even play.

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OILERMAN   
5 hours ago, Face said:

Lewis is so much better on a down to down basis it's ridiculous. He led the RB's in DVOA for FO last year & led the league in YPC.  It's not even close.

 

Henry does break a lot of long balls & will put up a few incredible runs here & there but what are you going to do, sit one of the best backs in the league for long stretches in the hopes that Henry pops one?

 

That's the problem with Henry now, there's no real role he fills. I don't care how big he is, I'd much rather give it to Dion on 4th & 1. Henry is great & breaking long runs at the end of the game against tired defense, and it's exciting, but if we're up by 4 points with 3 mins to go & we need a 1st down or two I want Lewis in as well.

This is the biggest fault of the coaches/Robinson. 

 

It's one thing for a bunch of fans to not know Lewis is better than Henry in every way but for the team to actually feature Henry and leave the team's best offensive player on the bench for so long was malpractice. 

 

Henry's role is to absorb carries to keep Lewis from being overused, that's it. 

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6 hours ago, Face said:

Lewis is so much better on a down to down basis it's ridiculous. He led the RB's in DVOA for FO last year & led the league in YPC.  It's not even close.

 

Henry does break a lot of long balls & will put up a few incredible runs here & there but what are you going to do, sit one of the best backs in the league for long stretches in the hopes that Henry pops one?

 

That's the problem with Henry now, there's no real role he fills. I don't care how big he is, I'd much rather give it to Dion on 4th & 1. Henry is great & breaking long runs at the end of the game against tired defense, and it's exciting, but if we're up by 4 points with 3 mins to go & we need a 1st down or two I want Lewis in as well.

Henry is the change of pace back. His size just throws people off.

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If Mariota doesn't progress this season we will draft a QB. But it's week 1 let's wait till week 8 before looking for potential replacements 

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Only the Jags won a game this week; so the division is still wide open :) 

 

Also, Fournette's injury seems to be related to his strength...could be a problem for a while for him. What I mean is that as a power back, he can't really use that power if he's got a tweaked soft tissue problem in his leg. 

 

Much depends on how we look this week against the Texans. 

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