Many fans expressed concern over Jake Locker’s first preseason start. Locker completed 7-of-11 passes for 58 yards. Two of his incompletions were a result of either a dropped passes or a wide receiver not coming back for the football. Despite an efficient showing, Locker nearly got picked off on his one pass attempt that he went downfield.
An inconsistent week of practice has skeptics voicing their displeasure. Locker had a rough Sunday (Aug. 11) when he threw three interceptions and botched a pitch to Chris Johnson. Moise Fokou should’ve made it four interceptions. Reportedly, Locker recovered well on Monday (Aug. 12).
Every AFC football die-hard understands that the Bengals have a dominant defensive line with Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap. How will Locker respond to that pressure? Will offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains resort to a more aggressive passing attack? Or will Locker continue a game-management style?