It has been an up and down spring for Marcus Mariota and the Titans offense. Today, in day 1 of their mandatory mini-camp, was a down day:
In #Titans’ first full team period today, Mariota was truly terrible. Missed Davis right, missed Davis left, had a pick dropped, missed Sharpe badly. Other team period was all short stuff/ swing passes to backs. Don’t go nuts. But real throws in most real action were just awful.— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) June 11, 2019
Lest you think this is just Kuharsky being negative, here is what Turron Davenport of ESPN had to say about Mariota’s day:
Marcus Mariota struggled during team period today. A few late throws and one mistimed one to a TE. #Titans Mostly defensive standout today.— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) June 11, 2019
I am interested to see where all of you come down on this, but I just really don’t care how Mariota looks on the field in June. Would it be great to see that he was 14-14 and threw 5 touchdowns during practice? Absolutely, but ultimately that doesn’t matter any more than this negative performance.
What I do really want to see is everyone break training camp healthy. That’s absolutely the most important thing. After that, I just want to see the offense make positive progress throughout the offseason.
Of course we can just spin this in a positive for the defense, right?
I would love to hear your thoughts on at what point you would start to be really concerned about the offense if the up and down performances continue.