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Lions ready for Titans, Marcus Mariota and 'funky' offense

Posted at 3:15 PM, Sep 14, 2016

The Lions didn't have long to enjoy their Week 1 win over the Colts before they had to turn their attention to their latest challenge: the Tennessee Titans.

Detroit will host the Titans at Ford Field Sunday at 1pm. Safety Glover Quin says the team is looking forward to their home opener.

"Last year, we came home for our first game, we were 0-2. This year we're 1-0 and the fans should be excited to help us get over the hump and get to 2-0," Quin said ahead of Wednesday's practice.

They have their work cut out for them against the Titans and their unique offense. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell says Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was a tough challenge to prepare for.

"He's a triple threat kind of a guy. He can run, throw, he can throw from the pocket, he can run very well and he's got legitimate speed. Oftentimes we talk about a quarterback that can run, he may be a 4.8 guy or something of that nature, but this guy...he can move," said Caldwell.

Several members of the team described the Titans as big and tough up front. They acknowledged they're team that likes to play physical. Cornerback Darius Slay had a similar take.

"Old school, that's the 1950s. Just run in down their throat and our man gonna beat your man. But they try to put a little 'new school' in it by tricking you a little bit. So it's a good little game plan but I'm sure our coaches come up with a better one," said Slay.