Newly drafted Tennessee Titans players are beginning to show up in Music City for the rookie mini-camp that starts on Friday morning, but there are logistics to deal with before they can get started. They need lockers, uniforms….etc! The big question was answered on Tuesday when Marcus Mariota, who wore #8 at Oregon needed to negotiate with kicker Ryan Succop for that number for the last year in Tennessee. See how they settled the problem.
"Playing at Oregon, quarterback Marcus Mariota has gotten used to changing uniforms almost every game wearing almost every variation of Duck green and yellow imaginable. Coming to the NFL and the Tennessee Titans, his apparel is about to take a step toward the drab in comparison.That’s OK with Mariota, who posed with his new No. 8 with the Titans on Friday night."
"Our projections see the Titans returning to mediocrity after their dismal 2-14 record in 2014. We’re used to the Titans running on a hamster wheel of unexciting 7-9 seasons, and at least this mediocrity will come with hope instead of boredom, thanks to the excellent projection Marcus Mariota got from our QBASE system. This projection may also be a little high, as our numbers don’t know that the spread-centric Mariota will probably need a couple of seasons to fully adapt his talents to the NFL game."
Tennessee Titans Rumors: Marcus Mariota Starts Over Zach Mettenberger? – M. Jussim Sports World Report
"The Tennessee Titans have a new quarterback in Marcus Mariota and the number two pick could start in Week 1 for Ken Whisenhunt over Zach Mettenberger and this comes as the team has added a number of new players that should contribute from the draft, including Dorial Green-Beckham, Jalston Fowler, David Cobb, Tre McBride and Jeremiah Poutasi."
"Legendary former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden doesn’t sugarcoat much and said Tuesday that Winston did the school no favors when it came to his off-field behavior.“I think it’s a consensus among Florida State fans and boosters that he was an embarrassment, in a lot of ways, to the university,” Bowden said on “The Paul Finebaum Show”. “He won a lot of ball games and was probably one of the best football players that ever attended Florida State but he hurt himself off the field. The good news is he’s young enough to get over that.“… He just can’t make those junior high school decisions he made when he was in college.”"
"“I am going to do my best to show him what an NFL defense is going to look like,” LeBeau said with a smile on Tuesday. “I was glad we drafted him where I won’t have to face him. I hope we can’t stop him on the practice field. But we’re going to try to.”Mariota, the second overall pick of the NFL draft, reported to Saint Thomas Sports Park on Monday and began working with the rest of the rookies. He’ll take part in a rookie minicamp beginning Friday."