Colin Kaepernick reached out to Titans after Marcus Mariota injury
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 09, 2017,
Oct 09, 2017, 9:41
A native of Jackson, Miss.
While the play here is on the Titans, the handicap is nearly all about the Dolphins. He also added 2,300 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns. But Mariota just ran for two TDs for the first time in his career, the franchise's first quarterback with two TDs rushing since Steve McNair against New England on October 5, 2003.
It's freaky to remember that not that long ago, the Dolphins were supposedly entering a season with an attack and offensive-minded head coach capable of pinball-like scores and fearing the defense might concede just as quickly. It was the difference in an ugly, low-scoring game. Mariota's potential return is one of the only things worth a smile regarding the Titans' offense Sunday.
The Dolphins won despite totaling just 178 yards.
After amassing a 10-6 record past year, the Dolphins (1-2) found themselves lagging behind the New England Patriots (3-2) and the surprising leader Buffalo Bills (3-1) in the AFC East standings. They wasted a great defensive performance.
That's how and why you play until the whistle is blown. Whereas someone like Marcus Mariota moves to throw, Reese said, Kaepernick is most comfortable "moving to run". At that point, Cutler had 21 passing yards and an interception. Left tackle Taylor Lewan said the disputed rulings were part of a pattern.
Titans: at home Monday, Oct. 16 against AFC South rival Indianapolis.
"Our d-line is the best in football", Timmons said.
The bad? The offense remains a mess, able to generate only 178 yards on 3.0 per play. Matt Cassel accounted for 141 yards, one touchdown and a lost fumble. It brings up the puzzling question of why the Titans didn't do more to upgrade their backup quarterback position this offseason. However, if you did try and make that argument, the Titans definitely weren't listening because they made a decision to sign Brandon Weeden after working out four quarterbacks on Tuesday. Mariota is a game changer for this Titans offense, and if he can't go, I'm not sure how much I trust Matt Cassel to lead an offense. So far this season he has completed 70 of 105 attempts for 614 yards and just two touchdowns.
Many had felt Tennessee would have been a good fit for Kaepernick due to their ability to use Mariota's mobility, but that doesn't appear to be the case.