New Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur has a vision, and if all goes well, it will produce winning results for the offense, and quarterback Marcus Mariota. It doesn’t sound like he plans on doing it with a “three yards and a cloud of dust” approach. LaFleur said on Wednesday he thinks it’s extremely important for the team to be aggressive when it has the football. He pointed to last weekend’s Super Bowl between the Eagles and Patriots as an example. “It is extremely difficult to dink and dunk all the way down the field,” LaFleur said. “The defenses are just too good. If you look at it, statistically the teams that are getting the chunk plays, the explosive (plays), those are the teams that are going to produce more yards, more points. “Ultimately, the yards really don’t matter. So you have to score enough points, and I have been fortunate in my career to have been around some really good play callers, starting with Gary Kubiak and then going with Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, and that was always at the forefront of our minds: How can we create explosive plays?” LaFleur, hired last month, met with reporters on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. He thanked new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel for the opportunity, and McVay, head coach of the Rams, for the chance to take a job where he could call plays for the first time in his career. LaFleur said he’s in the process of evaluating personnel, and said ultimately his plan will be tailored to the team’s players, including Mariota. He said the offense will be a collaborative effort from the entire staff.
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