Nate Davis, Jamil Douglas grades, and more
If you were wondering how rookie right guard Nate Davis fared in his NFL debut, look no further.
Per PFF, Davis had an inferior overall and run-blocking grade to Douglas, however his pass-blocking grade was superior to that of Douglas.
-Per usual, Douglas’ pass-blocking grade was dreadful. Believe it or not, it was actually an improvement from Week 3, as Douglas earned himself a 12.4 pass-blocking grade against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
-Davis’ grades are nothing to write home about for sure, but we have to remember this was his very first NFL game, and he didn’t get any action in the preseason either. Things will get better on that front, and at least Davis is already a big step up in pass protection from Douglas.
Marcus Mariota notes
-One of the biggest reasons why the Titans didn’t allow a single sack in Week 4 was because Mariota got rid of the ball four times to avoid them. In the previous three games, Mariota had three total throwaways.
-While Mariota has posted some pretty solid numbers with pressure this season, those numbers did not come to fruition in Week 4.
-The biggest explanation for this is that Mariota threw the ball away four times in the face of pressure, so of course that skewed his completion rate. Still, it’s better than taking sacks and losing yardage.