"“Wait a minute here … was that passing we saw Sunday? Like, completions downfield and stuff? Finally, Marcus Mariota and the Titans‘ air game got something going against the Eagles. They were “Air Coryell” out there. OK, let’s not go too far. But understand that Tennessee was ranked 30th in the league in scoring coming into Sunday’s matchup with Philadelphia. The passing game was ranked 29th. Mariota completed 30 of 43 passes for 344 yards. He did toss a costly interception. However, the throws that matter are those a quarterback makes late. The game-winner to Corey Davis was right where his young receiver could make a play on the ball — and exactly where the corner could not. We know Titans DC Dean Pees’ defense is stout. If the offense holds up its end of the bargain?”"
So wait a second. You are telling me that when a team finally isn’t playing practice squad players at tackle and has their starting QB back that they will pass the ball?!
That doesn’t make sense right? Shouldn’t we expect them to pass the ball just as much with the trio of Blaine Gabbert, Taylor Marz and Kevin Pamphile as they do with Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin?
Oh no? And that was a foolish and lazy surface level analysis that talking heads passed off instead of spending any time at all watching the games? Got it.
In all seriousness the Titans have been penalized for having a smart OC too often. Being versatile and doing what you need to do to win is all that matters. It isn’t about being cute and it isn’t about yards because that is a useless stat, it is about winning games.
This is what the offense can be and they missed three huge chunk plays that would have ended up netting about 150 more yards and probably anywhere from 9-21 points.