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Ken Whisenhunt: Low hit on Marcus Mariota was 'B.S. football'

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans is attended to by medical staff after receiving a late hit by the Miami Dolphins during the first half of a game at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans is attended to by medical staff after receiving a late hit by the Miami Dolphins during the first half of a game at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota was down, but not out, after a low hit Sunday.

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A second-quarter hit that left Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota down and in pain during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins didn't sit well with Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Mariota suffered an injury to his left knee on a low hit by Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon but stayed in the game. According to multiple reports, Mariota wore a brace on his knee the rest of the afternoon.

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Afterward, Whisenhunt let reporters know what he thought of the hit.

Despite his coach's anger, Mariota said he didn't think the hit was malicious and that Vernon sought to make amends after the game.

The second overall pick in last April's draft, Mariota finished 21-of-33 for 219 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

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