Mariota ready to leave painful 2018 behind

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is brought down by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Mason Foster (54) in the first half of a game on Dec. 22 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

To take in Marcus Mariota’s dour press conference Monday was to hear someone for whom the year 2018 couldn’t give way to the New Year fast enough.