Listen: Marcus Mariota, Rodney Harrison And Jameis Winston discussed on NBC Sports Radio
"Rodney Harrison and Rodney depending on what happens with the Baltimore Ravens this week in the Tennessee titans. May be in that number six spot the second wildcard spot before this weekend is up and I'll tell you what they haven't been a great team. But I watch ray-ban that sideline. I watched the highlights a him before games. Putting on the blocking pad working with defensive players. You know, what it is that guy motivates players to want to run as you say through a wall for him. And you got to be proud of your old teammate for what he's done there in Tennessee, very proud of Mike Gabel and everything that he's accomplished as a as a teammate. He was really the same way to guy would come in run on a treadmill. He would you know, go on special teams and the scout team and play defense rundown on kick off. I mean, the guy just loves football. And he was very very very very, very smart. Very smart. He was he was one of the smartest players I've ever played with I knew Mike would eventually go into coaching. I thought eventually he was going to beat Ohio State head coach, which they probably should have made them. But just really proud of Mike man, and you could tell the relationship that he has with the players the players respond to them. They work hard. They respect him. They know that he's a good guy. Mike's a good guy, and I'm just really profit all the success that he's having right now. Although I'm not a big believer in the Tennessee titans. Going anywhere. I mean, you kind of look at their schedule. They got the giants and they've got the Redskins and their toughest game will be against the colts. But you talk about the Tennessee titans. Gone far in the playoffs. I'm just I'm not a big believer of that team. I agree. I don't think there they'd go far in the playoffs. But to get to the play offs at the giants. And then home for the Redskins home for the colts. Yep. That's a worst nine and seven, right. I mean, they they might be a ten and sixteen and depending on what happens with Baltimore who've won what three hundred Lamar Jackson. The fact is. They might get in. I mean. Yeah, they might not get far. But they may actually be playing playoff football come the start of the year here. My question is this question to you is this you look at Marcus mariota? And and kind of like you get really excited he gives you opportunities really get excited about him. And then all of a sudden you like the same. Oh markets like where where are you at with him? Are you like a big believer in him? Is he a franchise quarterback? Are you giving them one hundred thirty million dollars? No, I'm not even sure I wanna pay him twenty some odd million next year is a fifth year option. I don't think he's good. I don't I don't see it. I don't know. What people see Marcus mariota? Who think? He's good. What does he do? Well, I don't know. Rodney you watch the tape. Is there anything that? Okay. So you can move in the pocket. Okay. That's great. He's got some legs fine. But in terms of his passing abilities. I don't see any improvement. I don't think he's any good. I think he's a gimmicky type of guy that if he's got to stay in the pocket. He can't he can't do it. So is Marcus mariota franchise quarterback that I wanna pay five. Five years one hundred twenty million wherever the heck the money would be the answer is absolutely not. I don't think he's very good Rodney. Wow. Wow. Yeah. He's he's he's very mobile. A lot of times, you know, he'll scramble and he'll make an incredible player. He'll run for a first down. And you like, oh, wow. And then he'll come and make the boneheaded play. And you like why would you do something like that? Do we give him a pass because he's such a good guy? And it's just such a really pleasure to to to know in meeting just because he just the way cares himself as opposed to Winston that. That's exactly the point. Because he is compared to Jameis Winston because Winston went one. Mario went to in that draft. And while both of them have not been good on the field. The fact is Marcus mariota has been a darling off the field and James Winston's name is the one that's been synonymous with problems. And you're right. I think we give Marcus mariota a pass because he's not Jameis Winston off the field, and it kind of masks the problems that he has on the field. But in terms of on the field. They'll let's face it. As as nice guys. He is Marcus mariota. Never really. Learned how to play the position. And that was a worry coming out of Oregon with the spread offense is he had never taken a snap under center. He's he's he's still a raw quarterback that isn't getting better. Don't you? It's been what four years see, I kind of disagree with you. I think he's got better this year. I think he's starting to see. And this is Matt Lauer floors offense coordinator his first year under him. He was with Sean McVeigh last year with the Rams as a quarterbacks coach, I think he has gotten better. I think things are starting to slow down a little bit. And I think when you have a new offense coordinator, you have new system is going to take time. And I think they're gonna keep them because you're not gonna get very many quarterbacks that first of all he's got experience. I mean, yes, he's been hurt. He's got experience. This is his fourth year next year will be his fifth year. If you start over first of all you're not going to get someone in free agency. That's good enough to replace him. But then if you start over with a young quarterback, you never know what you're going to get at least, you know, what you got right now, and you can develop. This guy. I do believe that he's going to be their franchise quarterback. I think if he can stay healthy. And if he could just continue to progress with his offense coordinator, I think he's gonna be very very solid. I don't think he's going to be great. So you have good expectations for him. You actually do have to be a good NFL quarterback. Good kid works. Hard wants to be good. Good heart. I think I think that all pays off. They haven't this weekend's preview of the safety blitz right here on many of the same affiliates on NBC sports radio myself and football night in America's Rodney, the so we get into a lot of good stuff. So you definitely don't wanna miss this upcoming show this weekend. But really the Jacksonville Jaguars. What a disgrace that ninety nine yard touchdown run by Derrick Henry how many guys were trying to dance with him. AJ? Your rowdy, right? You grow."