Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn 5/9 Edition


After the Tennessee Titans talked up their incumbent first-year quarterback before the NFL Draft, they shouldn’t be surprised that there might be a little apprehension in the locker room after they drafted Marcus Mariota. There are obviously some players who are loyal to Zach Mettenberrger, but they all need to get on the same page and get behind whichever quarterback can help this team dig itself out of a 2-14 season.

Delanie Walker: Titans should understand Marcus Mariota will play – Paul Kuharsky ESPN Tennessee Titans Reporter

"As a guest of the radio show I co-host in Nashville, The Midday 180, Walker said Friday players will ultimately embrace Marcus Mariota as the team’s quarterback and marketing face.It’s a case of falling in line or fall aside.“You better adjust or you won’t be in the locker room,” he said. “That’s just how it works. This is a business. At the end of he day, Zach [Mettenberger] is our friend, we hang out with him, but it comes down to who’s going to help us win the game, who’s going to be the better quarterback for us this year"

 Top 10 rookie matchups of 2015 NFL season – Chase Goodbread NFL.com

"6. Marcus Mariota vs. Leonard WilliamsGame:Tennessee Titans at New York JetsDate: Dec. 13Why it moves the needle: Heavy speculation in the months leading up to the draft suggested the Titanswould take Williams No. 2 overall, and that the Jets would end up with Mariota. As it happened, they ended up in the opposite camps. Don’t think the respective fan bases won’t remember what might have been if things don’t work out with the player they have. Jets fans would like nothing better than to see Williams harass Mariota for four quarters, but it won’t be much consolation if Geno Smith can’t get the win on the same day."

Senior Bowl steered Croom, Titans to pair of backs – John Glennon The Tennesseean

"They drafted a pair of Senior Bowl backs — Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler and Minnesota running back David Cobb — thanks in part to Croom’s observations as well as the relationships he formed with the two players.“When you practice with guys for a whole week, you learn a lot about them — you really do,” Croom said. “We’ll see how everything turns out, but I think we made the most out of our entire experience as far as evaluating the talent there.”"

Note: This is not a Tennessee Titans story, but as a Vietnam Veteran I have been following this story. This kid will probably not make the team in Seattle, but you have to embrace the effort. Hopefully he can prove himself to a team needing a long-snapper somewhere.

Former Green Beret Nate Boyer soaks in his first day in NFL – Terry Blount ESPN

 Nate Boyer won’t likely forget walking in the Seattle Seahawks‘ locker room on Friday and seeing the blue No. 48 jersey with his name on it.

"“To go in there and I see [the jersey], it’s awesome,” he said. “To be able to officially say I’m an NFL player, as long as it lasts, it’s amazing. It’s hard to describe.”At age 34, Boyer is the inspirational story of rookie camp, a Green Beret war hero who became a talented long-snapper for the Texas Longhorns in his 30s. Now the Seahawks are giving him a shot in the NFL as a rookie free agent.“I’m so fortunate to be here,” Boyer said after his first NFL practice. “I’m soaking up every minute of it. You can’t ask for more. This is the best team in football.”"

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