Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw a huge block and laid out Giants linebacker Alec Olgetree. The block, which probably should have been flagged in today’s NFL, allowed running back Derrick Henry to turn the corner for a big run.
Mariota vs. Linebacker…
Advantage: Mariota 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/mPEqy6Qm1g
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 16, 2018
The Titans probably don’t want Mariota launching his moneymaker into linebackers, even if it does spring a nice run. The NFL probably doesn’t want him launching any part of himself into his opponents.
There should never be a roughing the passer penalty called on any hit on Mariota. How do you rough a passer who throws blocks like this?