Looked pretty good week 1 against the Browns also so I'd say 2 games out of the 4 being the worst..IZigUZag wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:59 pmSo Mariota rebounded at every lvl this Sunday vs the Falcons.
Looked confident, pocket awareness, ball placement and accuracy were pretty much perfect all game and finally got the TEN WR's involved in the passing game.
I am by no means saying that he's turned the corner -- he's had stretches of excellent play only to fall back into mediocrity before-- but it was encouraging to see that he hasn't completely regressed into a 3rd string QB.
And despite 3 out of these 4 games being some of the worst play I've ever seen out of him, he currently sits as the #8 fantasy QB on the season.
The TEN receiving core that's been holding him back his entire career suddenly looks like one of the better cores in the NFL with the emergence of AJB; and he might just be the beneficiary of that.
Mariota has always seemed to play well against NFC teams fwiw. Also made the move to rookie Nate Davis at RG over Jamil Douglas in which seemed to be a good move for production. The protection was huge for Mariota Sunday. Last week 9 sacks on 19 pressures and then 0 sacks allowed against the Falcons. Not many Qb's can succeed with that much pressure in your face all game in which they came into this weeks game allowing 17 sacks on the year ( average roughly 6 per game).
For all the "switch to Tannehill" guys out there, what does Tannehill do better than Mariota? I can answer that... absolutely nothing. Comparing those two is like comparing Brand name food to Great value brand. Mariota is a faster-yet slightly-better version of Tannehill and the same problems will exist no matter who is under center. Trust me as a Titans fan, it's very easy to yell at the TV.. " FIRE THE QB". but there's much more underlying issues on that offense than just the Qb. Starting with the O-line consistency.