The Tennessee Titans didn't start using a play clock much until last week but it's fully fired up now for Marcus Mariota and the offense as they get closer to Friday night’s preseason opener in Atlanta.
Monday also featured a lot less scripting. Only two of six or seven offensive periods followed preordained scripts. The rest of the work was on-the-fly reaction to play calls from Ken Whisenhunt.
"I think the hardest thing for him right now is there is no real call sheet," Whisenhunt said of his rookie quarterback. "When we get to a game, and just from the time I've been around him, the way he operates, he'll know those cold. So most of the time once you start to say the play, he'll be able to pick it up.
In his ninth practice, Mariota was 10-for-20 without an interception. He had a couple poor incompletions, had balls batted down by Brian Orakpo and Ropati Pitoitua, and threw a couple passes away.
The Titans offense didn't do great work on all the situational stuff.