Don’t ever accuse Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey of being too conservative with his approach. On Sunday, Mularkey called for an onside kick on the team’s first play against the Oakland Raiders.
Unfortunately for the Titans, they did not convert.
And within the matter of two minutes, the Raiders scored a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
It come in the form of a touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Amari Cooper, a connection we promise to see many times over this season.
And it was absolutely brilliant.
.@AmariCooper9 REFUSES to be stopped!
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2017
Maybe, in this case a conservative approach to open the season might have made more sense. Giving an elite-level Raiders offense a short field might not be a solid game plan here.