Any time there’s a list, the people on it will always think they should be ranked higher.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker’s no exception, but he said ESPN’s Ron Jaworski listing him 31st of 32 starting quarterbacks is not a motivator.
“It doesn’t matter to me. It is a preseason ranking, no games have been played. So in my opinion it means nothing,’’ Locker told Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “People can judge, do whatever they want. I am going to go out and play and do what I always have and do the best I can to put us in a position to win. That is my goal and people can say and do what they want.
“To me, it doesn’t really matter.”
Only Oakland’s Matt Flynn kept Locker out of the basement, though Locker insisted that being deemed one spot above the worst starter in the entire NFL by a former NFL quarterback did not bother him.
Of course, if it makes him feel any better, Locker could always take comfort in the fact that it’s not just Jaworski.