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Pat Oâ€™HaraRole: Quarterbacks CoachNFL Coaching Experience: 3 seasonsPositions Coached: Offensive Assistant (Houston Youth Marcus Mariota Jersey , 2015-2017)Collegiate Coaching Experience:NoneCoaching Track RecordArena FootballTennessee Titans Quarterbacks Coach Pat Oâ€™Hara is no stranger to the limelight. In fact, thereâ€™s a good chance he had a role in some of your all time favorite football flicks.Oâ€™Hara spent his professional playing career as a quarterback bouncing between NFL clubs and Arena Football teams. He made a name for himself in the Arena Football League and earned some jewelry. Oâ€™Hara claimed three ArenaBowl Championships. He even was cast in the unique role of a player-coach - in which he was able to coach and play on the team. Yes. The AFL is strange.As mentioned above, Oâ€™Hara became a journeyman in the film industry. He earned roles either directly in the film, as a stunt double and served as a mentor for actors trying to emulate a football player.Now, Oâ€™Hara has taken a leave of absence from the movie sets and has assumed a role as a coach on the NFL Sidelines.Houston TexansOâ€™Hara was one of a handful of coaches HC Mike Vrabel plucked away from Houstonâ€™s staff. Serving as an Offensive Assistant, Oâ€™Haraâ€™s primary focus centered around helping the quarterbacks. During his first season in Houston, Oâ€™Hara worked with Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden and T.J. Yates. Not exactly the cream of the crop. However, Hoyer threw for over 2,500 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. It was enough offense to aid a solid Texans defense into securing the AFC South crown.In 2016, the Texans went all in on free agent QB Brock Osweiler. Oâ€™Haraâ€™s QB stable included the newly acquired Osweiler Youth Rashaan Evans Jersey , the returning Weeden and fresh off of injured reserve QB Tom Savage. Savage, who was taken in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, missed the entire 2015 season, showed flashes of potential in a brief cameo subbing in for an injured Ryan Fitzpatrick.Osweiler did not live up to the hype. He threw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Despite being surrounded by solid receiving weapons - including one of the best in the game in WR DeAndre Hopkins - Osweiler took a monumental step in the wrong direction. He was one and done in H-Town, despite the team finishing in 1st place for the second consecutive season and a playoff win.In 2017, the Texans appeared to have finally found the quarterback. QB Deshaun Watson set the league on fire during the first half of the season before suffering a season-ending injury. Watson finished one yard shy of 1700 through the air, adding 19 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also added a pair of rushing touchdowns to his stat line. He was placed on IR following Week 9 in an injury sustained during practice.Oâ€™Hara worked closely with Watson. In Houston, Oâ€™Hara was a part of a team that build a solid relationship with Watson by understanding what he felt comfortable doing offensively. [img]http://www.sndpic.com//nike_nfl_jerseys/nike_tennessee_titans/nike_titans_1142.jpg[/img]
Labeled a â€śmarriageâ€ť of college and pro-style offensive schemes, the Texans allowed Watsonâ€™s input and tailored the offense to work around what he does best. The results were undeniable.Tennessee TitansHaving worked with a quarterback with mobility will only help Oâ€™Hara. He is eager to work with QB Marcus Mariota. Oâ€™Hara will bring his familiarity of the position, diverse experience in working/coaching various personality types and willingness to establish a â€śgive and takeâ€ť relationship into the quarterback room. Oâ€™Hara will be the first true Quarterbacks Coach Mariota has had at the professional level. Helping Mariota work through OC Matt LaFleurâ€™s concepts and terminology will come naturally for Oâ€™Hara.With a seasoned staff member like Oâ€™Hara in the mix and an offensive-minded LaFleur drawing up the plays, Mariota may finally be surrounded by the mentors needed to help take his game to the next level.Titans vs. Eagles Thursday injury report The Titans continue to trend in the right direction as far as injuries are concerned. Marcus Mariota was a full participant in todayâ€™s practice as were Jack Conklin http://www.titansfootballauthentics.com â€¦ -authentic , Adoree Jackson, Kamalei Correa, Ryan Succop and Kendrick Lewis. Conklin still appears to be on track to start his first game of the season. That means the Titans offense will be at what is now full strength (with Delanie Walker already being out for the year). Adoree apparently isnâ€™t all the way through the concussion protocol, but he has to be getting close if he has practice two days in a row.For the Eagles, Jay Ajayi returned to practice as a full participant. Alshon Jeffery, who was cleared for contact yesterday, missed todayâ€™s practice with an illness. Darren Sproles remained out with his hamstring injury. Jordan Matthews and Corey Clement were both limited.This is going to be the biggest test the Titans have faced this season, and it looks like they are finally getting healthy for it.