Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Titan Sized Week 3 Tennessee Titans Player of the Week: Jake Locker

Jake Locker: Tennessee Titans Week 3 Player of the Week, Titan Sized

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Titan Sized readers have chosen Jake Locker as the Tennessee Titans Week 3 Player of the Week following a 20-17 comeback victory against the San Diego Chargers. Locker finished 23-of-37 for 299 yards with one passing touchdown. Locker added five carries for 68 yards and a designed seven-yard touchdown run.

It wasn’t a Peyton Manning-esque performance. What made it special was how he silenced his critics with a 10-play, 94-yard scoring drive that was capped off with Justin Hunter’s 34-yard touchdown reception with 15 seconds remaining. The Titans needed Locker to take advantage of one of the NFL’s worst defensive backfields. Locker did just that.

Not much to debate there. Nate Washington had numbers that would’ve gotten him this honor almost any other week. Washington went from what many people thought was a potential piece on the trading block to becoming this team’s best receiver. Kenny Britt may hold the label at the top of the depth chart. That doesn’t mean he has been the best player.

Can Locker keep this up when he faces a much tougher defensive challenge against the New York Jets? What about after that with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers?

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  • P. Loew

    You don’t have to be Peyton-esque to win in the NFL. Nor do you have to be R.G. III-esque to win, despite what all the hype told us leading up to this season. Lo and behold you can still win games with a QB playing a smart, ball control–yes I said it–game manager style e.g. Alex Smith.
    Jake Locker has some great tools that will help him grow into the quarterback position. He is showing signs of future greatness; but he’s not there yet. The coaching staff is transitioning him and the fans and media need to be patient. The Titans are winning, in great part, because Locker is not making the big mistake, i.e. pick 6 interceptions. I for one am not ready for him to throw caution to wind and air it out like Drew Breeze or Tom Brady. I am glad that–as of the previous game– he’s using his wheels and I hope that becomes a trend in the offense. As long as Locker continues to take care of the ball and improvises with his legs more than his arm, I think this team is good for at least 9 to 10 wins; that is, as long as the defense holds up and the run game gets stronger.
    That being said, I would like to see more play action passes and more emphasis on the screen game.