First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Wait For Marcus Mariota To Sign


With suspensions being handed out like parking tickets around the NFL, the only news still coming out of the Tennessee Titans headquarters is no news that a deal has been reached with their first-round draft pick. Marcus Mariota continues to be the only first-rounder without a contract and 23 days left until training camp starts. I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth of July celebration. Get your coffee and let’s get going!

Titans WR Harry Douglas: Marcus Mariota has ‘unbelievable accuracy’ – Jared Dubin CBS Sports

The early reviews for new Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota are in, and it’s safe to say his teammates are quite impressed. Wide receiver Harry Douglas, according to ESPN, said Mariota has “unbelievable accuracy,” and is excited about what that might mean for his and the other Tennessee wideouts’ opportunity to do damage running after the catch this coming season.

"“And that’s one thing that makes a receiver dynamic – first being able to catch the ball and then being able to do some things with it after you catch it. I feel like [to this point] Marcus has done everything he needs to do to get the ball to his receivers.”"

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Who will see the Titans’ opener at Tampa Bay? – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

If it was a noon game, no. But it’s a 3:25 p.m. CT game. The competition is Saints at Cardinals, Lions at Chargers, Bengals at Raiders and Ravens at Broncos. CBS has the doubleheader. That Baltimore-Denver game will be the one most of the country sees, I feel certain. But Florida and the Pacific Northwest will be wide open, and with the strong interest in Jameis Winstonand Marcus Mariota, I think Titans-Bucs will be on in those regions.

AFC South Q&A: Can the Texans challenge the division? – ESPN

Today’s question: Are the Texans better now than they were last year? Can they challenge for the division as they are?

Tennessee Titans rookie’s best game: Bishop Sankey – Will Lomas Music City Miracles

Bishop Sankey didn’t have a lot of big games to choose from, but honestly I don’t think that was 100% his fault. The rookie only had five games where he ran the ball more than 10 times. In fact, in his best game he only touched the ball 11 times, despite being very difficult to stop.

The game I am talking about is the Week 3 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals.

These are the notes I came up with as I was watching:

New York Giants: Impact of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injury – Ryan Disdier NFL SpinZone

Numerous reporters and outlets on Sunday, including Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, reported New York Giants All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a hand injury in a fireworks accident over the 4th of July weekend.

While it’s still unclear exactly what Pierre-Paul’s injuries are, the Giants can ill-afford to have their premiere pass-rusher miss time.

Three Colts linemen pose naked to show they’re not fat slobs – Michael David PFT

Colts offensive lineman Todd Herremans is listed at 321 pounds. Anthony Castonzo is listed at 311. And Jack Mewhort is listed at 308. But unlike most 300-pounders, they have athletic bodies that they’re happy to show off.

The three linemen appear together, naked, in theESPN Magazine Body Issue, saying they jumped at the chance because they want the world to see that offensive linemen are athletes, not just fat guys.

Andrew Luck ranked as third-best quarterback in the NFL – Josh Wilson Stampede Blue

is offseason we have seen a lot of different quarterback rankings, but when it comes to Colts quarterback Andrew Luck there hasn’t been much variation.  He has been on the top ten of every list we’ve looked at and has been near the top five range almost every time as well.  In short, there is a large consensus on the Colts’ young quarterback: he’s already really good and only going to get better.

Recently, the MMQB’s Andy Benoit offered up his quarterback rankings, ranking the 32 projected starting quarterbacks for 2015 (why not just rank the best regardless of their starting status?), and he had Andrew Luck at number three – and had some very high praise for him.

"Has a chance to one day reach the All-Time Mt. Rushmore, right up there with Brady, Montana and whoever else you have. Right now, he’s already the best play-extending pocket passer in the game, by far."

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