I'm officially on the Jake Locker bandwagon.

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by HeadOnASwivel, Apr 27, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gut

    Gut Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    3,782
    locker stocker

    Um, I disagree. Jake will sometimes have a perfect pocket and a wide open throwing lane and make a very poor throw. He also sometimes chooses to throw into double coverage down the field.

    If you watched his Senior Bowl practices with no rush he still uncorks some inaccurate throws...especially in 7v7. If you watched the College All Star challenge - same thing. And there you can't talk about his footwork being messed up due to traffic in the pocket.

    And sometimes he uncorks a wild throw.

    [quoteThink of it this way if Jake can be very accurate throwing on the move, which is more difficult then throwing from inside the pocket can he really be a net inaccurate passer?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, he can!

    Because

    Gut
  2. Sin on Sunday

    Sin on Sunday Camp Fodder

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    I am a huge jake fan, grew up close to him, but I can admit he has accuracy issues at times, especially on deep passes when he is throwing over the top. as some QB coaches have said, he takes too long of strides when taking the drop, which causes him to put too much weight on his back leg, making the ball sail. he already has great arm strength, so add to that the bad weight distribution and he has trouble with touch. that being said, he doesnt do it every time, so we know he CAN make those throws. its a matter of getting the reps in and making sure its muscle memory so that come game time he defaults to the proper technique.
    • High Five High Five x 1
  3. EdRomeo

    EdRomeo Football Fan

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    370
    Thats true for any QB prospect.

    I guess there is no need to discuss it anymore with you then.

    Cheers,
  4. EdRomeo

    EdRomeo Football Fan

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    370
    I agree but I think its more a question of consistency and experience then accuracy.

    Jake is very accurate throwing on the run because that's what he's been doing for most of his QBing career (Wing-T, Spread-Option) up until the last 2 years under Sark.

    Jake is basically a sophmore in terms of playing in the pocket, not to mention he plays behind a bad OL. The lack of experience and lack of pass protection imo cause Jakes most of Jakes breakdowns.

    I've always thought Jake had good touch and deep ball accuracy, I would even consider this a strong suit in his game he made a lot of big plays by throwing accurate deep balls, sometimes even back shoulder or stop fades.

    I would like to see Jake trust the pass protection more because like many QBs that are great runners he sometimes looks to flush from the pocket too early.
    But, Jake rightfully didn't have much of a reason to trust his pass protection but he's gonna have to re-learn/re-gain that comfort and the Titans OL will go a long way in solving this issue.

    I think Jake needs to learn how and when to slide or get out of bounds.

    I would like to see Jake have better ball security both inside the pocket and when he's running downfield.

    I would like to see Jake stand a little taller in the pocket, Jake it appears to me that Jake sometimes drops back and at the top of drop back he's in between running or staying in the pocket which imo causes him to crouch down as opposed to standing up.

    I think the Titans are very lucky and will be very happy with Locker.
    I'm a bit jealous b/c it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Mike Shanahan would have drafted Locker at 10.

    The Titans essentially stole my QB, lol.
    You know what's funny? Jake kinda reminds me of the late Steve McNair, but faster w/ a stronger arm.
    And I know that's high praise in a Titan's forum, but Jake's leadership, grit and toughness remind me of Steve.
  5. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    43,426
    First Favre, now McNair comparisons. WOW! I can't wait to see him in training camp, and in preseason. Stupid lockout better end sooner rather than later.
  6. mud

    mud Locker Fan Boy

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    With the exception of Kearse, Lockers receivers were not great at making plays. Jake did overthrow lots of deep balls, but that is certainly safer than underthrowing the ball. Jake's INT's aren't out of line with the rest of his class. Does he nail every receiver? No, but when he misses, does he err on the safe side? Usually.

    I will admit that Jake does throw into double coverage... Some of those are glaring examples of his accuracy issues. Other times it's highlight real material.

    Jake has learning to do, as does every rookie QB. He has lots of bad habits to break. The most important one is to sometimes not get the first down/TD... Staying healthy could be the biggest challenge I see for Jake.
  7. World Peace

    World Peace n/a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    6,529
    scrub coaching staff and scrub qb.. ugh.
  8. bobbyt77

    bobbyt77 New Titans fan/locker fan

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    I do

    I'm already on the bandwagon I've watch him grow up always been a winner I know you'll see that his so called % will not be an issue I think you guys got a great team player and even better peson don't know if you seen espn E-60 video but that will show what kid of person he is and how he so involved in the community you will love he im sure. So guess you can add me as another titans fan good luck
  9. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    43,426
    Hater! You Hh-a-ter!
  10. Gut

    Gut Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    3,782
    Well...

    Aside from sailing some throws...which I agree to a lot of the why you wrote, but he also sometimes misses badly on crossing throws...can throw almost a yard behind the WR.

    Again, he did it in games but also did it in the all star challenge when the targets aren't moving very fast.

    Not sure why that is an issue.

    I do like that he has been working with some people to try to correct issues and he's a dedicated leader/worker.

    Gut
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.