Jake Freaking Locker has no excuse now.

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

  1. DownSouthPlayer

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    I give Locker 5 games to come alive. After that im losing all faith. We cant afford him to suck half the season then show a small progress. Thatll kill the draft plan. We need to know soon.
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  2. Keeferdog

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    I know some recent young qbs have taken their teams deep into the playoffs but typically it takes young qbs a few years to perform at high levels. Jake only has 11 starts under his belt. I wouldn't be freaking out if he started poorly but if he is still playing really badly at the week 10 mark then I might start to worry.
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  3. UrbanLegend3

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    For those of you guys who are giving Jake only a few games to "prove himself" take a look at the first half of our schedule. We owe him at least one full season. If he plays badly or is injured most of the season than I feel good moving on from Jake.
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  4. SawdustMan

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    Exactly. And if it turns out Locker isn't the guy then the silver lining is that at least our next potential franchise QB will be stepping into (what should be) a stacked offense.
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  5. JCBRAVE

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    You wont find a bigger Jake Locker fan than me around here, but if he starts us off 0-4 then he has to be benched. I dont think itll ever reach that but if by some chance it does, Ill be the first calling for Fitz to step in.
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  6. SawdustMan

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    I think the plan is absolutely to let Locker play out the entire season as the starter. However if we start off just awful I could see them making a QB switch, only because this entire coaching staff's jobs are on the line. And that would be unfortunate for Jake, because the early part of our schedule is pretty brutal.
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  7. TitansWrath

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    Frankly, with that line, and that receiving corps, no quarterback would have excelled last year.

    Locker had no run support, no blocking, and to boot suffered an injury.

    This year, it appears he will have much better to work with.

    We need to use what the 49ers did with Smith and later kaepernick as our blueprint. Use some read option. Rely on the ground game first and foremost. Don't ask the young qb to do it all.

    If we can do that, this team can challenge for the division. If we do like last year and ask Locker to sling the ball around 30 times a game, we will pick top ten again, as our defense will wear out.

    That simple. I believe Locker can be our qb of the future, but he ain't gonna morph into Aaron rogers overnight. He's gonna have to develop over time, and it appears we may finally have put the systems in place to let him do that.
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  8. Titansman1

    Titansman1 Time To Start Crushing!

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    I think we'll definitely follow the blueprint that worked so well for 49rs, Seahawks, and Redskins. Run the ball, high percentage passes, and an Oline that can keep Locker from running for his life when he does drop back which ultimately had him trying to do too much, more than he is ready to do.

    Oh, and not having a moron coordinator running the offense is also a huge plus. I think he'll do fine with the protection, running game and weapons around him that he has now and if he can't get it done now, he never will so all we'll have to do is plug in a QB that can get it done and we're ready to rock. I just hope he's up for the task!
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  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Which isn't very difficult.

    And it's not 50/50. haha
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I don't think anyone ever thought Vince had "it" from his first season onward...

    Jake doesn't either, but we're stuck with the guy. So it is what it is... hope he can "manage" the game well enough to not hinder us. I'd be ok with that out of him.
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