Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported last night that Marcus Mariota is dealing with a pinched never in his elbow. As a result of that pinched nerve, he still doesn’t have complete feeling in his fingers. That can be an issue when you are trying to throw the football.
#Titans QB Marcus Mariota, who is dealing with a pinched nerve in his elbow, still has not regained complete feeling in his fingers, sources say. He’s going to try to play, but there is no telling how he’ll respond. That’s why Blaine Gabbert is expected to rotate in.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2018
I don’t really understand the rationale here of rotating Blaine Gabbert in. It seems like they should make a determination on whether Marcus can go or not and roll with it.
If you have been reading here for the last 6 months or so, you know that I have been very optimistic about this team. I honestly believe, when healthy, they have the ability to contend in the AFC. However, I have no optimism about this game today. It is hard to envision any scenario where they are able to sustain any offense with all of the injuries and facing a defense that features Watt, Clowney and Mercilus.