Titans hearing from a more vocal Marcus Mariota this year

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In the months leading up to any draft, people pick apart just about everything having to do with the top prospects.

One of the nitpicks found with Marcus Mariota in 2015 was that the quarterback was too quiet at a position that some feel calls for a more vocal leadership style. It’s something that Mariota said he wanted to change about himself this offseason and tight end Delanie Walker is among the teammates who have seen the difference.

“Marcus is just a leader,” Walker said, via the team’s website. “You can tell he is starting to be more vocal. I think he is starting to get more comfortable with the system, and the guys are knowing that he is a leader on this team. So his throwing is always going to be good. But he looks faster, and he seems like he is grasping the offense really well. I am excited to see what he does.”

It’s only natural that Mariota is going to get more comfortable in all aspects of life as a professional quarterback the longer that he is in the job. Regardless of where he winds up on the vocal spectrum, that should cement him as the leader of the offense in Tennessee and an essential building block to better Titans teams in the future.

11 responses to “Titans hearing from a more vocal Marcus Mariota this year

  1. Even at QB, the new guy on the job is still the new guy. If a rookie QB comes in and “takes over” he’d be criticized for that, too. This year, he’s comfortable in the system and ready to take his play to the next level.

    Frankly, I’m impressed with some of the young QBs around the league. Mariota, Carr, Winston, Bortles. I didn’t expect much and they are proving me wrong.

  2. MARCUS MARIOTA IS AN ANIMAL…1 OF QUICKEST RELEASES IN THE LEAGUE….US TITANS FANS JUST ASK THAT YOU GET DOWN AND BASEBALL SLIDE WHEN IN DANGER…..THANK YOU

  3. QB’s make a big leap in year two. It’s commendable that Marcus, and Jameis for that matter, played so well as rookies in the most difficult position to play in the NFL. They will both be noticeably better this year.

  4. Even at QB, the new guy on the job is still the new guy. If a rookie QB comes in and “takes over” he’d be criticized for that, too. This year, he’s comfortable in the system and ready to take his play to the next level.

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    Exactly. I don’t think Shanahan liked it too much when RG3 called that meeting & decided he would “take over.” Haha

  5. Titans fan here. When is it ok to simply buy in? I really like MM & I have very high hopes. But I just can’t get that nagging “Is he a bust?” feeling out my mind. I mean we were burnt bad with very high picks on VY & Locker. And I liked both those guys too at first. I even bought a VY jersey! BTW, for sale: 1 VY Titans jersey. I make you good price.

    Anyway, I really hope Mariota is the guy to change the fortunes of this team. He’s seems like a humble (albeit extremely talented) & likable kid. I’m rooting for ya man.

  6. I’m a hardcore Titans fan, and I really have to rack my brain to think of even one thing that I would change about Marcus Mariota. I mean, seriously … that dude is the whole freaking package–intelligent, athletic, disciplined, hard worker, unflappable, and good with people.

    And that one thing by the way? Mariota is absolute money when throwing short and intermediate range passes, but his bombs need more precision. I’ve seen quarterbacks from Joe Theismann back in the ’70s and ’80s to Steve McNair make dramatic growth in that area, and I expect nothing less from Mariota–because that guy’s committed to the game.

  7. There is a reason your keyboard has a light on it to indicate when your Caps Lock button has been pressed…#smh

    atntitan says:
    May 20, 2016 12:18 PM

    MARCUS MARIOTA IS AN ANIMAL…1 OF QUICKEST RELEASES IN THE LEAGUE….US TITANS FANS JUST ASK THAT YOU GET DOWN AND BASEBALL SLIDE WHEN IN DANGER…..THANK YOU

  8. The key is keeping him healthy and surrounding him with good talent. He has all the intangibles, and he has the physical ability as well. I just hope he doesn’t get ruined and wasted by Mike Mularkey…

  9. All the best to Mariota. I wanted Winston here in Tampa but wouldn’t have been upset if they chose MM. Hopefully they can have a rivalry similar to the ’83 QB class.

  10. waynefontesismyfather says:
    May 20, 2016 1:28 PM
    There is a reason your keyboard has a light on it to indicate when your Caps Lock button has been pressed…#smh

    SOMEONE IS SALTY OUR QB IS BETTER THAN THEIRS 😂

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