Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Luke Smartwater, Nov 12, 2013.
Ummm. Yes! Vince actually took us to the playoffs and won a lot of games for us. What is Jake Locker's record? Hell Jake can't even stay healthy enough to prove anything other than bust.
This is a really tough question for me to answer. I really love Jake's potential, and I feel he's really turned a page this season; he's developing nicely into the franchise quarterback we all hoped he would. We can all admit he's not perfect and he still needs more time to get better but he's clearly on the right track.
All that being said a team is only as good as it's backup quarterback, we know that all too well with whats transpired over the last couple of years. Most, if not all teams, are basically done if their starting quarterback goes down with an injury for a prolonged period.
If you can't stay on the field then you can't produce. If Jake can't produce for us then we have to take measures to solidify the quarterback position. Fitzmagic is decent but he's the furthest from clutch I've ever seen from a quarterback. He always makes at least one terrible play that ends up costing us; he is just not a great solution to back up Jake.
Honestly we can't win without a franchise quarterback on the field this reality has become painfully clear to me watching Jake's career as a Titan thus far. I think if this organization sits back and doesn't develop a viable plan to deal with Jake's injury proneness then were in serous trouble.
I truly feel that we must draft a quarterback this year, and not a 6th round guy I'm talking about a first or second round draft pick. This year there seems to be a ton of good quarterbacks coming out so the Titans had damn well better start scouting them. Let Jake and the rookie battle it out and the best one starts, I could care less if we have two extremely good quarterbacks on the roster, it's imperative we develop great depth there anyway.
Look I know we need a defensive play maker that can get to the quarterback, I know we need to draft a right tackle but without a solid, reliable, franchise quarterback we are not going to win squat.
Hell, VY can't even make a team or practice squad. Why the hell would we want him now. Quit living in the past dude.
Since nobody is steering the ship, Jake and Munchak will both be back. Hopefully we have a better backup plan than Ryan Fitzpatrick.
This is what is frustrating to me. They don't come back because they deserve to be back but because no one is there to make decisions. We need to pick a direction and go that route!
If this happens I'm out. Call me a fake fan I don't care. If they are that complacent with being a 6-8 win franchise they can get used to having an empty stadium. The fact I have to watch Munchak's same gay ass facial expression for one more week makes me angry enough let alone a whole other season.
I think jakes future depends on where we land in the upcoming draft. If we only get 2 or 3 more wins the rest of the season or "tank", then I almost have to believe with a top 10 pick we go QB. That's what I would want.
Locker is brittle. There is absolutely no denying it. He was in college, he has been in the NFL. His injury history IS NOT FLUKEY BAD LUCK as some have suggested.
He has injured the ligaments in almost every portion of his body during his 3 years in the NFL. His shoulder, his hips, his knee and now a LisFranc tear in his foot. His body is not built to withstand the NFL hits and the physical demands that the lengthy season requires. There is no future with Jake Locker. He is a backup at best whereby he can be called upon for 2-4 games at a time. That is the extent of his "potential".
To think otherwise blatantly disregards the reality of his history playing football. There isn't something "magical" that is going to make him suddenly not injury prone. If we rely upon Jake to be a franchise QB, then we better expect we only get 8-10 games per year out of him tops.
Draft a QB this next year in rounds 2-4 (value) and have open competition with Jake/Fitz in Spring. Cut Fitz when the new kid finally starts.
Walther football has us taking Taaj Boyd in 2104.
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