Titans, Mike Mularkey Raising Money for ALS After TDs
October 20, 2016 - als
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Mularkey scored 9 touchdowns during his nine-year personification career.
As a member of a Vikings and Steelers, a former parsimonious finish admittedly had a flattering low-key celebration.
“I did a Gronk, though maybe not to that extent,’’ a smiling Mularkey pronounced on Thursday, referring to Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. “It was only a spike. we was happy to be there, and afterwards applaud with your teammates.”
Delanie Walker said. “It is something good to do as a team, and we consider a fans are amatory it, too. They are means to get a diversion ball, and they feel a partial of it. And Mike and a group are doing something good for ALS, and Tim Shaw.”
A former Titans linebacker, Shaw was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. During training camp, a Titans sealed Shaw to a contract, creation him a “Titan for Life.” Since, Shaw has been a visit caller during Saint Thomas Sports Park, where he has a locker. He’s also attended games.
Mularkey pronounced on Thursday he had no intentions of creation a team’s post-touchdown slight famous publicly. But when told his players common a story, Mularkey common a background. He pronounced a slight has been partial of his story as a conduct coach, dating behind to his days with a Buffalo Bills in 2004-05.
Back then, Mularkey done a concession to a Ronald McDonald House for players who gave a footballs behind to officials after a measure to equivocate an extreme jubilee penalty.
Mularkey pronounced he wanted to do something in Nashville to prerogative Titans fans, while also bringing courtesy ALS. According to a ALS Association, amyotrophic parallel sclerosis is a on-going neurodegenerative illness that affects haughtiness cells in a mind and a spinal cord. Also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS eventually leads to death. Patients in a latter stages of a illness might turn totally paralyzed.
“I wanted to do something for Tim, being around him as most as we have,’’ Mularkey said. “I wish to demeanour classy, we wish to make a fans happy, and we wish us to be means to celebrate. What a players are doing, there is zero disastrous about it. It has unequivocally been for a good cause.
“It’s a good gesticulate by a players, who wish to applaud with a fans. Everybody is a leader when we measure touchdowns.”
Delanie Walker scores a touchdown opposite a Dolphins in Week 5. He handed a round to descent lineman Quinton Spain, who finished adult giving it to a fan in a crowd.
Walker got copiousness of courtesy when he gave a football to a immature Lions fan in Detroit in Week 2. The boy’s mom posted a note about Walker and a Titans on Facebook. In final week’s diversion opposite a Browns, parsimonious finish Anthony Fasano delivered a football to fan after his score.
Skill position players have customarily handed a football to descent linemen after scores. Guard Quinton Spain has been busy. Running behind DeMarco Murray gave a round to Spain after one of his new scores. As a team, a Titans have scored 15 touchdowns.
“Every time we score, we give a round to a kid,’’ Spain said. “It is great. we adore to be a partial of it. Kids have been excited. we got a presentation on Twitter about what a good thing we did, giving it to a kid. And to see a kids amatory it, we only wish to keep it up.”
Rookie lineman Jack Conklin has taken partial of a movement as well.
“I got to do it once,’’ Conklin said. “It’s lifted utterly a bit of income so far. It is fun, and it’s good for ALS and Tim Shaw, and a fan removing a ball.”
Mularkey pronounced a he’s perceived some good letters from fans in new weeks, thanking a group for a kind gestures any week.
Mularkey, of course, wants to keep it going.
The some-more touchdowns, a better.
“It is fun for a lot of reasons,’’ Mularkey said. “Plus, we can lift income and recognition for ALS.”