Titans’ Marcus Mariota on new teammate Eric Decker: ‘He makes it easy’
After joining the Titans on a one-year deal last month, the wide receiver got his first opportunity to get on the field and work with third-year quarterback Marcus Mariota during Saturday’s opening practice of training camp.
The 58-year-old former Seahawks safety wanted to deliver a serious message for which he feels strongly.
Black lives do matter, he said. And all lives matter, too. But the carnage affecting young black men today, from random violence to police shootings across this nation, has to stop.
We’ve got to stand up as a country, as black Americans, and fight the good fight to protect our youth and our American constitutional right not to die while driving or walking the streets black in America.
It has to stop, and we can do it.
The lessons we learn in sports can help.
Easley does his part by running a youth flag football league to occupy the minds of children and keep them busy and out of trouble.
You occupy the mind, the body will follow, Easley said before his teleprompter went out to indicate his time was up, but his message was delivered and met with applause by those in attendance.
Cutler’s next contract, should he earn it, can be structured similarly to that of Alex Smith, a deal that allows the team to get out after the second year with minimal cap hit. This lies under the premise that Cutler can play well enough and stay healthy, but changing out Tannehill’s bloated deal with Cutler’s team-friendly, short-term solution could ease Miami’s 2018 cap concerns.
Plus, the Dolphins would need an established veteran to hold the fort while the team searches for a franchise quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft, one of the best classes in recent history.