All eyes on QB Marcus Mariota as Titans open training camp

All eyes on QB Marcus Mariota as Titans open training camp

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Pro Football Writer
    
NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Marcus Mariota barked out the snap count loud near the end of Tennessee's first practice of training camp. Sure enough, a defensive lineman jumped offside.
    
So much for all that talk about how the quarterback might be too quiet.
    
The No. 2 draft pick overall showed some of the skills Friday that led to him winning the Heisman Trophy last season at Oregon, completing 13 of 18 passes in team and 7-on-7 drills with no turnovers. Fans cheered a long pass from Mariota to Justin Hunter in one drill.
    
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says Mariota didn't make a lot of mistakes and handled himself well. Getting a defender to jump offside is something Whisenhunt says they worked hard on this offseason, but the coach says they still have a long way to go.
    
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