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Pump the brakes on the Mike Mularkey is going to ruin Marcus Mariota narrative

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Clark of The Ringer wrote an article the other day entitled "The Importance of Being Marcus." The premise of the article is that Mike Mularkey is going to kill everything that makes Marcus Mariota special. The writer assumes the Titans are never going to play from anywhere other than under center and run the ball 8,000 times a game.

There is no doubt the Titans are committed to running the football. There is no doubt that they see the game going towards a lot of spread and specialization and are trying to go back the other way because they think that gives them an advantage. They freely admit to both of those things.

That doesn't mean, however, that you won't ever see package plays. Go back and look at what they did after Mularkey took over. You still saw plenty of that stuff during games. Go look at the offense Mularkey ran in Pittsburgh with Kordell Stewart. He adapted to Stewart's strengths in order to move the ball.

A lot of people on Twitter are convinced that Mularkey is going to kill Mariota's spirit. I am not convinced that is the case. What I am 100% sure of is that we don't actually know what the offense is going to look like at this point, so let's see how it plays out before we declare it a disaster. Capiche?