Marcus Mariota owns the redzone
Marcus Mariota and the first team offense apparently dominated the early part of practice.
As soon as they transitioned from the bubble, he started lighting it up:
The day was uneven at that point, but that was more thanks to the defense (I will get to that in later slides).
It is great to see Marcus Mariota attacking the middle of the field in these drills because it means that the receivers/tight ends are getting open with in breaking routes and that Mariota is hitting them in rhythm.
Sure, you want to see him hit every part of the field, but linebackers will need to focus on Derrick Henry this year and with the amount of play action we expect to see, being able to take advantage of frozen linebackers is key.
We have seen Corey Davis dominate on the outside and guys like Tajae Sharpe and A.J. Brown will get their chances, but Davis, Humphries and Delanie Walker are going to be key to really abusing teams with the play action.
If the chemistry is there between Mariota and those three, the offense should be vastly improved from last year.