NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Perhaps chief among the criticism Mike Mularkey and his coach staff have faced this year is that they are stubborn, and have not adjusted enough from things like their run-first mentality when it’s not worked.

Rare are the instances when the Titans have passed to set up the run.

TitansJaguarsHelmetsComing out of a loss in Arizona when they scored 7 points in Arizona, Terry Robiskie said the team was more likely to cut things down and really focus – perhaps running one running play six times instead of running six different running plays.

They’ve surely added other smart wrinkles along the way like the one Mularkey talked me through with Derrick Henry’s 17-yard touchdown run in Jacksonville in Week 2.

But from my vantage point, the willingness of Mularkey and Robiskie to push the envelope as needed and to stray from core offensive philosophical principles hasn’t been a big feature.

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