Marcus Mariota Preparing For Offensive Changes in Tennessee


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The Tennessee Titans fired Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt on Tuesday morning. The team has been struggling for most of the season and currently stand at 1-6. As a team they have been pretty inconsistent. The best game of the year was in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since, the team has fallen apart at both Quarterback and Offensive Line. An injury to Starting Quarterback Marcus Mariota probably did not help matters, although with a new QB one would have thought that Whisenhunt would have had more of a ‘pass’ to get Mariota up to speed with his style of Offense. (Mariota injured his MCL in a game against the Miami Dolphins three weeks ago and has yet to return to the Starting Lineup. Zach Mettenberger has started and lost two straight games since Mariota’s injury.)

"Offensively, we know we have not really been complementing our defense as well as we did earlier in the year and we need to get back to doing thatMike Mularkey on the Tennessee Titans Offense (via"

Moving forward the team will look to Interim Coach Mike Mularkey for the remainder of the 2015 season. Mularkey comes in with plenty of experience. He was Head Coach of Buffalo for two seasons and Jacksonville for one. While the Offensive mastermind for the Titans has been Whisenhunt. In two seasons with the Titans he was 3-20. One player can not turn around a team. Marcus Mariota was special in college. He had chemistry built over a three year period that led to success on the field. In Tennessee, the early season success was good for the rookie quarterback. Now, the team will look for suitors who can coach and teach the young quarterback. It will be interesting to see who ends up landing the job.

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At the moment, the Titans Offense is ranked 31st in the National Football League and there are changes to be made to make things more efficient, according to Mariota is in a learning year in the NFL. He will likely be out again this week recovering form an MCL injury. The Tennessee Titans visit the New Orleans on Sunday. (10am PT, CBS)