Titans want better execution from receivers on deep passes

Published Dec. 1, 2015 2:31 a.m. ET

Tennessee Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey delivered a message to his wide receivers in the wake of Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders, saying the team needs better execution on deep balls.

Tennessee's longest completion against Oakland went for 36 yards to tight end Delanie Walker and Marcus Mariota failed to connect on deep passes intended for receivers Kendall Wright and Dorial Green-Beckham. 

Mularkey said Monday the Titans' receivers aren't doing enough to help their rookie quarterback.

“We had chances, Marcus is giving these guys chances,’’ Mularkey said, per the team's official website. “But we’re not making the plays."

The coach said he told his receivers he isn't looking for the spectacular, just the ability to come away with the ball.