Titans: Mike Vrabel defends Marcus Mariota, throws shade at media
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel took a bit of time out of his Monday presser to gloat and have some fun regarding his quarterback, Marcus Mariota.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had himself a great game in Week 4, and head coach Mike Vrabel made sure to point out that the questions about Mariota’s future stopped as a result.
During his Monday presser following a win over the Atlanta Falcons that saw Mariota have arguably his best game of the season after completing 67 percent of his passes en route to 227 yards and three touchdowns, Vrabel threw some shade at the media.
All of Mariota’s biggest supporters just had themselves a nice little chuckle over that burn.
Vrabel has been dealing with weekly questions about Mariota’s future, so it’s no surprise he had a little fun after the Oregon product put on a show in the first half of the win over the Falcons.
Of course, this doesn’t seal the deal for Mariota’s future, but it certainly does help move it in the right direction. Mariota was coming off two performances in which he struggled, so he desperately need to come out and play well in Week 4.
And he did just that. Mariota showed great pocket presence, he was decisive, and his accuracy was on point. The Titans offense as a whole did slow in the second half, but it did everything it needed to in the first two quarters with the defense playing so well.
Still, the Titans need to play a more complete game moving forward and keep the pedal to the metal for 60 minutes. In their Week 1 win, the Titans only played one good half of football offensively also, although it was in the second half.
Things are looking up for Mariota and Co., as the return of star left tackle Taylor Lewan, along with rookie right guard Nate Davis finally getting in a game, has the Titans playing at full strength on the offensive line.