While Mariota certainly is very fast and the offense occasionally caters to his athleticism with a designed run or option play, it is not their offense.
When the National Football League schedule was released earlier this year, some were looking forward to seeing Marcus Mariota's Tennessee Titans square off with Ryan Tannehill's Miami Dolphins. With Dan Marino sidelined by an injury, Damon Huard started at quarterback for the Dolphins in this Sunday night game at Pro Player Stadium and he threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Tony Martin and Stanley Pritchett.
However, the quarterback which they have signed has caused a lot of people to criticise the Titans, as they have opted to sign Brandon Weeden as a backup quarterback, over a more experienced quarterback who is still available, Colin Kaepernick.
Marcus Mariota was limited at practice Wednesday and his status remains day-to-day due to a hamstring injury sustained last Sunday at Houston. Looking ahead, Mariota is no lock to return in time for the Titans' Week 6 contest on October 16 against the Colts, with Ian Rapoport of NFL.com having suggested that the recovery time for the hamstring injury Mariota suffered back on October 1 "estimated to be 2-4 weeks". The main issue for Tennessee this season has been the defense, which is giving up 31.5 points and 397.8 yards per game.
Mariota injured his hamstring in the Titans' loss to the Texans a week ago as he dove for the end zone while outrunning a defender on a 2-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter.
So far this season, Mariota has completed 60 percent of his passes for 792 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Cutler went 12 for 26 for just 92 yards, but the Dolphins improved to 2-2 while the Titans fell to 2-3. However, he struggled the last two weeks with quarterback ratings of 70.3 against the Jets and 71.1 against the Saints. That means the Titans will likely rely heavily on their running game in this one. According to Mularkey, Matt Cassel got "all the reps" with the starters. All the Dolphins need to do for a big play to happen is to improve their anemic offensive line.
Dolphins fans spent most of the team's home opener booing Jay Cutler and the Dolphins lackluster offense.