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Locker becomes a Titans captain

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It’s his first year as the starter in Tennessee, and it’s also his first year as a team captain.

Jake Locker is one of the five men who will wear the “C” this season for the Titans.

The other four captains will be veteran offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson, cornerback Jason McCourty, linebacker Colin McCarthy, and special-teamer Tim Shaw.  They were voted to the positions by their peers.

I think it’s a great honor,” coach Mike Munchak said, via ClarksvilleOnline.com.  “It shouldn’t matter how much money you make or how many years you’ve been in the league or what you’ve accomplished.  It’s more about what you mean to that team, and if we’re having struggles or we need someone to turn to, who’s that guy that you trust the most on the roster and who would you want to be there for you if need be?

“We don’t need a bunch of guys standing up and giving team talks or having private meetings.  I think it’s more about lead by example, lead on game day, say that one liner that needs to be said in the huddle or on the sideline, so I think they should be proud of the fact they were picked by these guys because I think there’s a lot of choices on this team, which I knew would make it hard, but they should be excited.”

Locker is one of 11 starting quarterbacks who have one year or less of NFL experience.  He’ll get a baptism by fire from Pats coach Bill Belichick on Sunday.

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15 Responses to “Locker becomes a Titans captain”
  1. rickastleydancemoves says: Sep 8, 2012 10:16 PM

    What about that Predator lookin’ mother with the gode teef?

  2. trbowman says: Sep 8, 2012 10:17 PM

    “He’ll get a baptism by fire from Pats coach Bill Belichick on Sunday.”

    Baptism by fire? Seen the Patriots defense?

  3. brenenostler says: Sep 8, 2012 10:41 PM

    That would be weird if they put Hasselback back in halfway through the season.

  4. minnesotablizzard says: Sep 8, 2012 10:49 PM

    Steve Hutchinson is a great locker room presence and that is how he earned his captain status, because he showed on the field last year that he is in a steep decline. He is truly a shadow of his former self, his best season came when Chester Taylor was the Viking’s RB the year before we drafted Adrian Peterson. Hutch was a monster that year, eye popping blocks and movement/positioning. It was also the year he probably tried his absolute hardest after being the first player ever to be poisoned pilled and opened up the guard position to big pay days.

  5. bcfalcon says: Sep 8, 2012 10:54 PM

    I love this kid, he was great in Washington plus he has the work ethic and toughness to make it in the nfl! Good for him becoming a captain and all.

  6. scottpavek says: Sep 8, 2012 10:57 PM

    it’s true, Hutch/McKinnie/Birk made it awfully easy for Chester to get those 4 yard dives every carry. Hutch was good during AP’s rookie year, too.

  7. gotitan says: Sep 8, 2012 10:59 PM

    Titans win. CAN YOU DIG IT!? Locker will soon be a ROCK STAR on SUNDAY! Go Titans!!!

  8. rhodeislandpatriotsfan says: Sep 8, 2012 11:20 PM

    I wish Jake Locker well—except for tomorrow, of course. That said, I would be less than candid if I said I wasn’t concerned about the Patriots O-line minus Matt Light and Brian Waters, especially considering Brady’s lack of mobility and his occasional tendency to hold on to the ball too long. Unfortunately, today’s Patriots O-line isn’t yesterday’s Patriots O-line. Welker and Hernandez will therefore need to take it up a notch, and Brady will need to get the ball out quickly against an athletic Titans defense.

  9. onbucky96 says: Sep 9, 2012 12:41 AM

    Shouldn’t he get half of a C for his jersey since he barely completes half his passes. He’s like Tebow without the wins and the idiot fan base.

  10. dbarnes79 says: Sep 9, 2012 2:22 AM

    They cant go back to Hasselbeck, they just can’t. No matter how the season goes if you believe Locker is the guy you gotta roll with him all season!

  11. randallflagg52 says: Sep 9, 2012 3:34 AM

    minnesotablizzard says:Sep 8, 2012 10:49 PM

    Steve Hutchinson is a great locker room presence and that is how he earned his captain status, because he showed on the field last year that he is in a steep decline. He is truly a shadow of his former self, his best season came when Chester Taylor was the Viking’s RB the year before we drafted Adrian Peterson. Hutch was a monster that year, eye popping blocks and movement/positioning. It was also the year he probably tried his absolute hardest after being the first player ever to be poisoned pilled and opened up the guard position to big pay days.

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    Hutchinson’s best years were when he was making holes for Shaun Alexander and when Hutch played next to Walter Jones.

  12. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 9, 2012 4:11 AM

    Oh, goodie!!!
    Locker gets to shake hands with officials and call the coin flip before each Titans game. That’s important stuff. I’d say he’s well on his way to the Hall of Fame…

  13. rumbley1 says: Sep 9, 2012 6:20 AM

    How do you go from back up QB to captain ? There was time when that title meant something. You had to put your time in and earn it.

  14. wikipediasaidso says: Sep 9, 2012 7:42 AM

    brenenostler says Sep 8, 2012 10:41 PM

    That would be weird if they put Hasselback back in halfway through the season.
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    Weird? It would make no sense.

    If they had opted to go with Hasselbeck and the team started slow (very possible with their schedule, even if QB play wasn’t the issue), it would make sense to switch to Locker halfway through and get him on the field.

    So now that they’ve commited to Locker right out of the gate, it really doesn’t matter how many wins they have halfway through. If it’s enough to still be in the playoff hunt, then they’ll obviously stick with Locker; and if it’s too few to be in the hunt, they’ll still play Locker to get him more experience.

    Nice to know Hasselbeck is there if Locker gets hurt, though.

  15. playin2x says: Sep 9, 2012 8:03 AM

    Why does every1 talk up the pats defense they had the 31st or 32nd ranked d last year .. Get real .. It’s the offense you worry about

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