Tennessee Titans fans have been searching high and low for hope after watching their team manage just five wins over the past 32 games.
New offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie has identified second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota as the natural source of optimism.
If Robiskie's effusive praise rings a bell, it's because Titans players and coaches believe Mariota holds the key to their successs.
"I have always been a big believer in just aggressive, physical, nasty football. Bloody your nose and let's go play," Robiskie explained. "Marcus kind of opens the playbook up a little bit more, gives you more options. He creates more problems for the defense, so we have to take that into consideration."
If Robiskie wants to play "nasty" football, new general manager Jon Robinson must find a talented power back to complement Mariota's unique ability to throw on the run in an offense that figures to feature play action and roll outs.