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Titans QB Marcus Mariota admits he has to ‘be better’

Marcus Mariota

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who hasn’t exactly set the world on fire this season, admits that he needs to be better. Well, ugh, yeah!

In what was an absolutely dreadful game to watch on Sunday, the Titans fell to the Arizona Cardinals, 12-7.

That is less a football score and more like a beer-league softball outing.

Anyway, Marcus Mariota was 16-of-31 for 159 yards and two interceptions on the day and said after the game that he feels like he’s holding the Titans back.

“Frustration is an understatement,” Mariota said, via the team’s website. “The defense played lights out, special teams did their job and I have been hurting our team and I have to find ways to get better and improve. I expect myself to do my job, and that’s taking care of the football and converting third downs. And I haven’t been up to par. I have to be better.”

On the season, the gunslinger has more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (10). While he is completed roughly 63 percent of his passes, his quarterback rating is below 70. For those unaware of that number’s value, it is bad.

Coach Mike Mularkey said in his press conference that Mariota hurt his knee early in the game. The QB, to his credit, wasn’t having any of the excuse making, saying he was fine health-wise and “just pissed off” about his performance.