By: Brendan Smart ( @ Bsmart21 )
Sunday, The Tennessee Titans took on former head coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. For those of you who speculated a regular season atmosphere, we defiantly felt it throughout the first half. The Titans rookie quarterback, Marcus Mariota, showed up, and shined brighter than ever, but what the defense did is just a preview of what is to come from this young Titans team.
From the first snap on Sunday, the Titans seemed to be hungry, hungry for success that we all know they are capable of. Brian Orakpo saw the field more, and he sure made an impact on the game. Orakpo was in on numerous gang tackles, along with sealing bounce out runs. While Orakpo was impressive he only showed just a sample of what he can do. The defensive line seemed to rush Rams quarterback Nick Foles almost snap, which led to a Perrish Cox interception on the Rams first drive. The overall defensive mindset has changed since the less than stellar opener versus the Falcons.
By: Browning Stubbs ( @ BrowningStubbs )
Coming off a two-turnover performance in the preseason opening loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota soared the Titans to their first victory of the preseason over the St. Louis Rams. The rookie quarterback played a quarter and a half and finished the game throwing 5-for-8 for 59 yards with a 84.9 QB rating in the Titans 27-14 win. The more impressive statistic is that Mariota did not turn the ball over and wasn’t sacked either.
By: Brendan Smart ( @ bsmart21 )
The Tennessee Titans enter Sunday’s matchup with the St. Louis Rams with numerous headlines. Marcus Mariota is looking to build on his first career start against the Atlanta Falcons. Ken Whisenhunt continues to change up the offensive line, looking for more fire from veterans. Veteran Jason McCourty has officially hit the field for recovery, looks for a return to the practice field soon. Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher returns to Nashville to face his old team, along with a few former teammates in Kenny Britt, and Jared Cook.