NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The referee announces a timeout, and the quarterback heads to the sideline.

The conversation there is short, but it offers time to reset.

And as an offense returns to the field, I think it’s reasonable to expect a higher degree of success than on a random play in the game not after a timeout. It’s like the 15-play script an offense leans on at the start of a game. There should be some advantages.MariotaHandoffIND

Mike Mularkey doesn’t necessarily agree.

“It just gives you a chance to rethink things,” he said. “Is there something better? I never factored in anything like (the idea that production should be better after a timeout). Just you get more time to discuss the next play.”

In Sunday’s loss to the Rams, the Titans didn’t impress coming out of timeouts.

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