Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) prepares to take the snap against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: Thoughts on Pre-Season

The Tennessee Titans have impressed me on offense this pre-season and I am so ready for the regular season to kick off this Sunday.

Quarterback Jake Locker has looked solid in his snaps thus far showing poise and accuracy.  I think most Titans fans would agree we have a good QB in Locker “if” he could stay healthy.  That’s a major if though.

Locker has a good arsenal of weapons at his disposal with WR Kendall Wright, WR Nate Washington, WR Justin Hunter, TE Delanie Walker, and newly acquired weapons RB/WR Dexter McCluster and rookie RB Bishop Sankey.

Locker entered the final week of pre-season with 119.9 QB passer rating with a very efficient 70% pass completion.

I really hope Locker is able to stay upright this year and avoid unnecessary hits so he can stay on the field.  On a side note, in the event that he does miss time, rookie QB Zach Mettenberger has been very impressive in pre-season.

Mettenberger led the NFL pre-season stats in passing yards with 504 through three games.  He also has a cool 68.6% completion percentage to go with it.  However, Mettenberger’s downside is his 4 turnovers he has.  That comes with rookie trial and error.

Former Titans backup QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and current Houston Texans’ starting QB, may have had the experience but I truly feel that if the Titans had to rely on Mettenberger he would deliver better.

In a recent article on two analysts graded Mettenberger with a B- talking about his “raw talent” and “cannon arm” but still is a work in progress.  One of the analysts described him as having “high highs” and “low lows”.

Going forward into the season I really look forward to seeing how McCluster is utilized.  I also look forward to seeing Sankey get the ball more and more opportunities with the first team offense.

What have you liked so far from this years’ Titans?  What haven’t you liked? Please comment below.

Until next time, Titan Up!



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