How Has Jake Locker Only Thrown 1 Interception In NFL playing time?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Bababooey, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Blind Luck

    1 vote(s)
  2. Better than meets the eye

    8 vote(s)
  3. Good, but just lucky so far

    12 vote(s)
  1. Bababooey

    Bababooey Veteran

    It means next to nothing in the grand scheme, but I find it really interesting this guy has some weird knack for not getting picked off.

    In plenty of playing time in the regular season and now 5 preseason games with decent play time, he's only ever thrown one pick, and that was the second preseason game, some of his earliest time on an NFL field.

    Is there anything about him that really helps that or is it blind luck? I never considered him any sort of elite passer but it can't be a COMPLETE coincidence that he's done this. He has throwing power and rollout ability, but not really great accuracy.

    So why has he never been picked off? Great luck so far? In 120+ passes, he's gotten picked off only once in the NFL.

    It may mean absolutely nothing or it might mean something. But what it could mean, I'm not sure. Any thoughts about his play style or the play calling making this possible somehow? I've never really studied his passing snaps.

    Does he always put it where it's either receiver or nobody? I have no clue. But I'd love to hear some ideas.

    Also, I don't think this because of his demeanor but- because he hasn't gotten picked off so much yet, when he does, do you think it might rattle him when he takes over as starter and starts getting more passes picked off?
  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    blind luck. he had some drops last year, but i hope its a trend.
  3. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing Straight Cash Homie

    poor choices available...but in a nutshell:

    He's a smart guy with a rocket arm, he doesn't try to force the issue by throwing into impossible angles. He doesn't make many mistakes, and when he does, his arm strength can sometimes bail him out (we've seen it multiple times including this preseason when the pass was batted down at the line, if he doesn't throw hard that ball is going the other way)

    We've seen our recievers drop his passes more than enough, now imagine how hard it is for the defender to catch them.
    • High Five High Five x 1
  4. Bababooey

    Bababooey Veteran

    The choices are that he's good enough to pull that off on a semi-regular basis, that it's a fluke, or that he's good but the rate of ~100 attempts to 1-2 INT isn't what we should expect from him.

    I'm not going to make paragraphs for choices.
  5. SlidePiece

    SlidePiece Starter

    He takes care of the ball, and he's got a cannon for an arm. He doesn't give the defenders much of an opportunity to make a play on the ball. I hope he gets as much time with the first team as possible before the season, because it looks like our receivers aren't used to such a high velocity on the ball. Although, Kendall seemed to handle his passes pretty well.
    • High Five High Five x 1
  6. SlidePiece

    SlidePiece Starter

    Your choices seem kind of one sided to me.

    sounds like:
    A. He sucks, but hes lucky
    B. It looks like he sucks, but maybe he doesn't
    C. He's somehow good now, but not for long

    Ever think He's just a good QB that doesn't throw many interceptions? Is that not a possibility?
    • High Five High Five x 1
  7. costarica2

    costarica2 Banned forever

    Play calling--sure he is smart and has a good arm but that's got nothing to do with it.

    Lets wait he has to make some throws in pressure situations before I judge him on this.
  8. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    No one cares.
    • High Five High Five x 1
  9. Bababooey

    Bababooey Veteran

    If you think he's a top-tier QB in his second year and expect better Att-INT ratios than even Rodgers didn't quite get last year, be my guest.

    That doesn't mean he LOOKS like he's on Rodgers' level right now.

    Hence the "better than he seems." We haven't gotten a huge sampling, but considering how his time on the field hasn't be eye-openingly dominant, it would be impossibly impressive if he continued such an incredibly efficient streak even when put into situations that are much more demanding or stressful.
  10. SlidePiece

    SlidePiece Starter

    That has a LOT to do with it. Hasselbeck is running safer plays than Jake.

    What about the Saints and Falcons games?
  • Welcome to

    Established in 2000, is the place for Tennessee Titans fans to talk Titans. Our roots go back to the Tennessee Oilers Fan Page in 1997 and we currently have 4,000 diehard members with 1.5 million messages. To find out about advertising opportunities, contact TitanJeff.
  • The Tip Jar

    For those of you interested in helping the cause, we offer The Tip Jar. For $2 a month, you can become a subscriber and enjoy without ads.

    Hit the Tip Jar