Titans expect to have Jake Locker in Week Two

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The Titans’ season-opening 34-13 loss to the Patriots was bad enough all by itself.

The fact that the Titans had to take their starting quarterback Jake Locker out of the game after he got hurt making a tackle on an apparent interception that should have been blown dead as an incomplete pass made it potentially much worse. Luckily for the Titans, it doesn’t appear they’ll have to make a quarterback change.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that coach Mike Munchak said Monday that the team expects to have Locker in the lineup on Sunday against the Chargers. Munchak had a similar report on Locker’s condition after the game, but, as we learned with Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes, further evaluation can sometimes uncover worse news than anticipated.

Locker injured his left, non-throwing shoulder on the play and the Titans obviously feel that the injury shouldn’t hinder him significantly. Locker was 23-of-32 for 229 yards and a touchdown to go with a pair of turnovers against the Patriots. It was a mixed bag, to be sure, but still a good bit better than many of his teammates were able to manage in the season opener.

5 responses to “Titans expect to have Jake Locker in Week Two

  1. From this Patriot’s fan’s perspective, the Titans have a good QB on their hands.

    Giving him pass protection was a tall order given the play of the Patriots D yesterday – but if I’m a Titans fan you gotta love the fearlessness and leadership shown by this guy.

    He clearly can make the throws – whether he has the time and the personnel to catch them is another question.

  2. The biggest question mark about Jake coming out of college was his accuracy. At the end of the first half, he’d completed 75 percent of his passes, and at game’s end, better than 66 percent. And now that we know he changed the play (to something they hadn’t even practiced!) on that brilliant early 4th and 1 play and was making his reads, I’d say the future is looking mighty bright in Tenn.

    Props to JoeSixPack for the feedback.

  3. Let me start by saying I have been a Locker fan since well before they drafted him. And I LOVE the tenacity & fire this kid plays with. And he showed you that with the tackle he made. But as much as I love to see that kind of stuff from a QB, he has to learn to not take that risk. I get that he wants to stop the return & I love that about him, but let someone else make the tackle. His health is more important that the 5 or so yards he prevented with the tackle. Gotta be smart, and I’m sure Munchak has already told him this.

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