There wasn’t much to look at when reviewing Jake Locker’s first action of the season, and the Titans are OK with that.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said his quarterback’s pedestrian night was largely by design.
“We just took what they gave us and didn’t force things that weren’t there,’’ Munchak said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “There will be plenty of opportunities to throw the ball down the field as we go into the next game.”
Locker was an unspectacular 7-of-11 for 58 yards, and wasn’t taking many chances. He was nearly picked off on his first pass attempt, and was sacked twice.
“We’re not worried about it,’’ Munchak said. “He had some pressure early – the first couple of passes we didn’t block very well, and had breakdowns. And that’s why we kind of got away from the pass there, and the run game was producing, . . . And we had some drops that could have been some big plays.”
The Titans are going to lean on their run game this year, and there were signs last night it might not be the worst idea. But Locker’s going to have to make some plays, or many of those running lanes up front are going to shrink.