Can Whisenhunt make Locker a pocket passer?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Pro Football Talk, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Pro Football Talk

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    The Titans once made Steve McNair into a pocket passer. Under coach Ken Whisenhunt, the franchise apparently are trying to do the same thing with quarterback Jake Locker.

    As explained by David Climer of the Tennessean, Whisenhunt is adapting the mobile (and oft injured) Locker to Whisenhunt’s system, which means that Locker ideally will be less mobile. And possibly less injured.

    It may be easier said than done, but men like McNair and Hall of Famer Steve Young found a way to run as an absolute last resort. For Locker’s longevity in Tennessee or elsewhere in the NFL, he needs to find a way to stay clean and thus healthy.

    It may work. It may fail. But Locker’s future hinges on his his ability to become a better quarterback. Which hinges on his ability to be able to play quarterback more often. Which hinges on his ability to remain healthy enough to play.

    When he’s been able to play, he hasn’t played poorly, generating a 7.1-yard average per attempt. Last year, his passer rating was a respectable 86.7 in seven starts.

    Regardless of what happens, the Titans appear to be all in with Locker, for 2014 and perhaps 2014 only. They didn’t pick up his fifth-year option, but the primary backup is Charlie Whitehurst.

  2. 5tweezyPOT

    5tweezyPOT Pro Bowler

  3. amy

    amy Starter

    Yes, all the negative vibes sent his way is not helping. People have to work hard to overcome negativity from others. And it really should not be necessary. Instead of hoping he will fail, why not send success vibes his way. We are what we think. Always and forever. Any negative thinking from ourselves and others that we have to overcome makes life way harder.

    So just stop it and do something positive.
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  4. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

    I woulda just posted a gif, but I guess what Amy said works.
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  5. 5tweezyPOT

    5tweezyPOT Pro Bowler

    The secret
  6. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    Do not worry Amy. Some of us are actually cheering for Locker.
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  7. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

    I don't think anyone is actually hoping he fails. Well I'm sure somewhere out there someone is. But for the most part I think Titan fans want him to succeed. We are just tempering our expectations based on the history.
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  8. Alzarius

    Alzarius Pro Bowler Tip Jar Donor

    Actually, since its been brought up a couple times... who wants Locker to fail again??? in fact, I think EVERYONE would be happy if he became the guy. Also, hes a grown man and the QB of a football team, if he cant handle negative vibes, he is nothing more than Vince Young. (and I always try to find the positive in every situation)

    however going into his 4th season, having not played an entire season yet... yes... ill hold my reservations and its not being a negative thinker by doing so.
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  9. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    Not talking about you guys. There are some people who have gone off the reservation when it comes to Locker.
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