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Using Oregon elements, Titans getting it right for Marcus Mariota

The Titans' coaching staff deserves credit for Marcus Mariota's perfect passer rating in his NFL debut. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Mariota finished his first NFL game with four touchdown passes, no interceptions, a win and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. While I wrote at PFF that his performance didn't quite live up to the fancy statistics, it did at least go a long way toward answering the question of how NFL-ready Mariota is coming out of that spread offense of Oregon.

The more interesting thing to examine is not exactly how well he played against the Bucs, but how good can he be going forward.

As well as Mariota played, the much-maligned Titans coaching staff deserves an enormous amount of credit for the system it has built around him.