Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer
Marcus Mariota QBR by area.
Marcus Mariota QBR by area.
The Titans are making it a priority for Marcus Mariota to create defensive hesitation with the way he sells play-action.
Here's the latest news and notes on the Titans after Thursday's practice.
The Titans need to find a way to involve WR Kendall Wright more in the offense and find a shiny new head coach after the season ends.
Delanie Walker of the Titans leads all NFL TEs with 53 catches. But in fan voting for Pro Bowl he's not in the top 10. "Is that surprising?" he asked. "No, come on. No fans look at stats. It's all about popularity -- who's a big name, who the NFL pubs. That's who the fans look at. So it's not surprising to me that I'm not even in the top 10. ...I'm just expecting not to be in the Pro Bowl, just like last year."
Kendall Wight is good to go Sunday for Titans against Raiders, said Mike Mularkey. Here Mularkey watched OC Jason Michael chat with reporters.
Marcus Mariota has shown he can throw accurately on the run, but the Titans haven't called many plays that use that part of the rookie's skill set.
Titans injury report.
The Titans are raving about Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree, who leads team with 57 catches (for 696 yards) and 5 TDs. The receiver-needy Titans should have signed Crabtree in the spring. He got a one-year, $3.2 million deal.
Quinton Spain was starting LG Wednesday with Andy Gallik back at C, Mike Mularkey said. Still not set for Raiders, but could be in two hours after interim coach reviews practice tape.
Mike Mularkey said WR Kendall Wright "looked much better than I was expecting" at Wednesday practice. After three missed games with a sprained left knee, Wright was still limited to specific number of plays.
Marcus Mariota was back at Oregon over the weekend, where his Heisman Trophy got a Hawaiian blessing. He left field Wednesday with his LT, Taylor Lewan.
Wesley Woodyard struggled in 2014 and 2015 didn't start out much better, but the veteran LB found his niche and has produced five sacks.
If disaster struck, Kendall Wright or Harry Douglas would be next up under center for the Titans. In fact, Douglas took some QB reps in a recent practice. Emergency QBs
Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.
Six other head coaches hired at the start of 2014 have all outlasted Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired midway through his second season with the Titans.
When it comes to target share, you rarely see a player as consistent as Titans TE Delanie Walker this season. In nine games, he's seen 20, 24, 20, 24, 26, 21, 22, 19 and 31 percent of the Titans' targets. Fantasy 32 (Insider)
The Titans have scored more than 13 points just once in their past seven games and lost to the Jags on Thursday night. How far did they tank down in ESPN's Power Rankings? NFL Power Rankings
Running back Antonio Andrews says every game feels like an away game for the Titans.
The futures of Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and his staff are unclear, but many of their players would like to keep the group intact.
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