Jake Freaking Locker has no excuse now.

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by DownSouthPlayer, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    Nope, never even read his lol
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  2. DownSouthPlayer

    DownSouthPlayer Starter

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    All the experts are agreeing with me, Locker is our weakest Link after this draft.

    Kinda sad we are back to this problem.
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  3. Ensconatus

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    Well based off one year lol and being hurt... What did you expect. Hopefully he gets it together this year and goes on a tear. He's got to handle situations better and be more accurate with his foot work.
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  4. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    I'm so glad some of you already know the outcome of Locker who hasn't even started enough games to complete a full season. I'll hold judgements until the end of this season, seems like we have enough talent around him now and a coach that actually wants to utilize him properly.
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  5. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Pro Bowler

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    I'm trying my best to be (cautiously) optimistic about Locker. On the one hand, he has some very legitimate excuses for his less than impressive production. On the other hand, I still think he would have shown us more than he has if he had "it".

    At this point, no one knows whether he's the guy for the long haul. But what isn't up for debate or interpretation is that he's the guy for this year and we've given him every single tool he needs to be successful, and then some. If he's successful, AWESOME. If he fails, then at least we can move on with a fair amount of confidence that we're doing the right thing.

    I'm trying to be realistic about this season. Barring some miracle, we likely aren't going to be a Super Bowl contender. But this is a crucial season for the future of this team. Lots of key people within the organization have a lot to prove. And jobs are absolutely on the line. It should be fun to watch.
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  6. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    Vince Young is available.
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  7. Chronos

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    So is my mother, but I wouldn't want her as quarterback either.
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  8. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

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    I'm just glad we are building ourselves an offense that we can pick and pull our QB and not suffer a setback.

    Thank God this whole team isn't built around Locker. Instead it's Locker being built around the Titans.
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  9. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    okay anyway...

    trying not to defend Locker too much, he clearly has some work to do and needs to improve a lot in his game but this wasn't a guy that was NFL ready right from day 1, he was a bit of a project when drafted. If he can't get it together over this off season and show some progression every game/week then I would be more than happy doing whatever it takes to get Teddy Bridgewater because this is a team that's built to win now and the future with the way Webster is brilliantly putting this team together and if Locker busts or holds us back to the point a playoff caliber teams fails then we should look in a new direction but I have a lot of faith in Locker and hoping he's the real deal.
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  10. Young54

    Young54 The KID

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    I don't see what the big deal is about a QB struggling in his first year as a starter. Some of you are getting spoiled by what some of the recent rookie QBs have done. It's normal for players to struggle. Be hopeful! Give the kid a chance develop. Jake will be fine!!!

    McNair's first year as a starter:
    Games: 16 Comp %: 51.3 Yards: 2665 TD: 14 INT: 13 Rating: 70.4

    Locker's first year as a starter:
    Games: 11 Comp %: 56.4 Yards: 2176 TD: 10 INT: 11 Rating: 74.0

    If I recall correctly, McNair became a pretty decent player. Granted, McNair had a great year running the ball, but we can compare how they throw. Steve developed his passing game over time. Jake might not have played up to our hopes, but he wasn't that awful either.

    How many of us thought Vince had "it"???? How did that turn out? You can't judge a player on such a small professional sample size.
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