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Tennessee Titans Football

Locker Excited to Start Season

Posted by Craig Peters on July 12, 2013 – 5:51 pm

Jake Locker finished hosting his two-day youth football camp on Friday but is already thinking about another camp.

The Titans QB said he is “really excited and looking forward to” the 2013 Tennessee Titans training camp, which opens July 25. Players are scheduled to report the day before, and the first training camp practice open to the public is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on July 26.

Jake Locker is looking forward to Tennessee's training camp as the starting QB.

Jake Locker is looking forward to Tennessee’s training camp as the starting QB.

The NFL schedule is currently in a mandatory break between last month’s mini-camp and training camp. Locker, however, met with Titans receivers away from Saint Thomas Sports Park, to throw some passes this week and is planning a couple more outings next week.

During his media session about the camp, Locker was asked about pundit predictions and preseason rankings. He said he won’t put much attention on those because he’s focused on Tennessee’s on-field opportunities with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ new system in place.

“I think there have been a lot of changes. Guys have taken it really well in stride and done a good job with it,” Locker said. “I’m looking forward putting our product on the field.”

This training camp will be different for Locker from last year’s when he was in competition with veteran Matt Hasselbeck to become the starter. Hasselbeck is now in Indianapolis, and the Titans brought in veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tennessee has made it clear that Locker will be the starter this season.

Tennessee used free agency and the NFL Draft to strengthen its offensive line and add elements it thought it lacked last season across the offense and defense. Locker said he and his teammates are encouraged with the trajectory the team had at the end of its offseason program and look forward to continuing that.

“I expect great things from this team,” Locker said. “I don’t care what everybody else says. I’m excited about the opportunity to get out there and shock some people.”


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37 Responses to “Locker Excited to Start Season”

  1. By addicted2football on Jul 14, 2013 | Reply

    Looking very forward to seeing our guys in action, I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people this season. The additions we made on offense and bringing in Williams to help run the defense will both pay huge dividends. GO TITANS!!!!

  2. By fredrick boothman on Jul 14, 2013 | Reply

    titans go 20-0 have perfict season win super bowl ya baby.

  3. By phirewolf on Jul 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jake Locker says ““I don’t care what everybody else says.” I don’t know what he’s been hearing, but all I’ve been hearing are good things and those things are exciting!

  4. By addicted2football on Jul 15, 2013 | Reply

    What he’s been hearing is a bunch of crap from Ron (Jaws) Jaworski, who ranked Jake 31st of the 32 starting QB’s in the NFL. I’m glad Jake isn’t listening, Jaworski certainly was no prize when he played QB so who cares what he thinks.

  5. By Titansfans on Jul 16, 2013 | Reply

    hey jake, hope you will get a good score as always in the new nfl season.

  6. By EBTITAN on Jul 16, 2013 | Reply

    LET’S ROLL, I’M EXCITED TOO! BREAK OUT TIME!!!! JAKE WILL LEAD & I REALLY LIKE WHAT I’M HEARING OUT OF POLLARD, HOPE HE IS SIGNED TO MORE THAN THAT ONE YEAR DEAL. HE IS THAT LEADER ON ‘D’ THAT HAS STEPPED IT UP. CODE BLACK & BLUE THIS YEAR

  7. By Santokitime on Jul 16, 2013 | Reply

    What Jake has been hearing is the template the mainstream sports media uses to vindicate there opinion of someone when going thru the draft for the specific player . They alwasy like to say I told you so. Screw Jaworski he was a piece of crap as a player and is also as a talking head on ESPN.

  8. By fredrick boothman on Jul 17, 2013 | Reply

    locker rank for now should be between 20-25 only because he is unprovein right now he does not even have a full as a starter yet give him a break he played hurt and had no ol remember i do.

  9. By Martin Ibanez on Jul 17, 2013 | Reply

    Agree with Fredrick. Ranking should have been 20-25. Weeden should not have been placed ahead of him at all. lol

  10. By addicted2football on Jul 18, 2013 | Reply

    Weeden and Blaine Gabbert for sure should have been lower, we don’t even know who will start at QB for Buffalo, Flynn was already ranked lower and I believe Mark Sanchez should have been lower too. Let the ANALysts talk, I have a feeling they’ll all change their tune now that we have our O Line reloaded. I can’t wait to see some action, even if it’s just pre-season. GO TITANS!!!!!

  11. By fredrick boothman on Jul 19, 2013 | Reply

    i forgot about preseason titans go 24-0 for season win super bowl ya baby

  12. By phirewolf on Jul 22, 2013 | Reply

    Titans only weak spot is DL, but if the Titans often use the 3 safety package, Titans will be in beast mode.

  13. By Titanman45 on Jul 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jake Locker is the same LAME player we was in college… Im looking forward to seeing Fitzpatrick getting a better feel for this offense than Jake can. Jake has a problem seeing over BIG offensive lineman. I have been saying this since we got our butts handed to us in week 1 against the Patriots.

  14. By addicted2football on Jul 22, 2013 | Reply

    Seeing over the O line wasn’t the problem last season, it was just the O line period. Give Jake a chance to show what he can do now that the O line is fixed, Levitre is probably the best LG in the league and Warmack will be a beast. Bottom line, if we don’t do well this year we’ll have a new HC (prpbably Gregg Williams) and a new QB, but I think we’ll do fine.

  15. By fredrick boothman on Jul 22, 2013 | Reply

    titanman45 sounds like a bills fan not a titans fan jake will be alright now that he as got a ol to play behind. this is only his second year as a starter with justin hunter at wr new target and rebuilt ol which my turn out to be best ol in the nfl isee locker doing wonders this season and many more.

  16. By fredrick boothman on Jul 24, 2013 | Reply

    why have they not signed warmack yet please do not tell me they found out he is a titan hater not a titan lover after alll . say what they do not have enough money left to sign him or that he wants six year contract and CBA does not allow that.

  17. By Titanman45 on Jul 24, 2013 | Reply

    Boothman… Now tell me what games were you watching last year. Or let me help you out, have you ever seen Jake Locker in college running around like a chicken. Locker best year in college was his JR year.
    Boothman did you see the game agaist the TEXANS when they knocked Locker out the game. That was Locker fault. Stevie Wonder saw that DB blitz coming.
    He cant see over the offensive line. Thats something I would expect out of a high school QB, but not a 1st rd pick in his 2nd yr. So before you come on this board talking like you MEL KIPHER….PLEASE DO YOUR HOME WORK.. GO TITANS

  18. By addicted2football on Jul 24, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll get Warmack in the fold, I’m sure of that. It is disappointing that it hasn’t already happened though. 15 days from now we’ll be seeing our guys in action, and I have a feeling it’s going to look good. I can’t wait to see a 3 WR set with Britt, Wright and Hunter, or a 4 WR set with Washington in the mix too. Throw in CJ in the backfield and a mobile QB in Locker and you have a D coordinators nightmare. GO TITANS!!!!!!

  19. By fredrick boothman on Jul 25, 2013 | Reply

    that sack was ol fault dumb ass titanman you a idiot you know nothing you talk out your ass boy . can not see over ol get real dude what stupid statement.

  20. By curson4life on Jul 27, 2013 | Reply

    The Locker apologists kill me. Not only is he inaccurate, he is also injury prone and has proven since college he is not a winner. Then when you consider Titan Management rushed to sign another train wreck in Fitzpatrick, you see why out Super Bowl cabinet is empty.

  21. By addicted2football on Jul 28, 2013 | Reply

    I won’t apologize for Locker, but I do believe in him. I seem to recall the Titans had another QB who started his career with some accuracy and injury issues, his name was Steve McNair. What makes a good QB is leadership, good work ethics and a desire to win, Jake Locker has all of the above. What kills me are the people who aren’t willing to give a young player a fair chance. Last year was the 1st season for Jake as a starter, and yes he got hurt, but our O line was crap which also caused a backlash in our run game. If you don’t know that a solid O line and a strong run game are a QBs best friends then you shouldn’t be watching football at all. If our O line stays healthy, our run game returns to its old form under new O coordinator Dowell Loggains and Jake still doesn’t perform well this season then I will change my opinion, until then, give the guy a fair chance. Locker didn’t have a storied college career, but his O line a Washington was a wet paper sack too, and despite a winless season, he never quit.

  22. By curson4life on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    I just wish people would stop with the O line excuse…CJ ran for nearly 1, 300 yards, yet the O line was horrid. The fact is Locker didn’t perform. His O line didn’t make him throw more picks than TD’s. And when you factor in other first and second year QB’s having success, how can anyone saw give Locker more time for evaluation? Locker was average in college and is average now.

  23. By addicted2football on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    Last years O line issues are not an excuse, they are a fact, which is quite obvious by our moves in FA and the draft. Also, praising CJ for “nearly” rushiing for 1300 yards is laughable. Don’t get me wrong curson, you have a right to your opinion.

  24. By curson4life on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted I’m not praising CJ at all…I’m simply pointing out the facts…And the facts are that behind an alleged bad O line our top rusher rushed for close to 1300 yards…FACT…Jack Locker threw more int’s than touchdowns…FACT…Jake Locker has not shown an ability to stay healthy…FACT. We Titan fans have got to be realistic about our franchise…We are a middle of the road franchise with a thus far, sub par QB!

  25. By addicted2football on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    I’m still willing to give Jake 1 more season, if he and CJ don’t both perform well behind the new O line then I’ll hop on your bandwagon and bid them both farewell. Until then Locker is our QB and I support him 100%, but I still believe he’ll prove you and the other skeptics wrong though. Time will tell if my faith is misplaced. GO TITANS!!!!

  26. By curson4life on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted, you continue to llump CJ’s performance with Jake’s. But
    I can’t understand how one has to do with the other…Because since CJ entered the league he has been a 1, 000 yard back…And 1, 200 yards ain’t to shabby, even with a poor O line. Jake on the other hand has been less than adequate….Injuries, interceptions, his inability to string together wins, his inability to throw accurately, and you say there is hope…Heck, as mentally weak as our last QB was at least he won at a 66% clip for us…But I’m premature in my assessment?

  27. By addicted2football on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    There must always hope curson, without hope there’s no reason to be a fan of this team. Yes I lump the run game with QB performance because the best friends a QB has are a solid O line and a strong run game,the lack of either or will allow opposing defenses to key in more on the QB, no matter if you’re Jake Locker or Johnny Unitas. How many times last season did we see CJ finish a game with 15 to 20 carries for 20 or 30 yards? I don’t have the actual count, but it was several. Granted CJ came on strong late in the season, but I believe we need more consistency from him as well, especially for what we’re paying him. I’m not ready to enshrine Locker in the HOF, I’m just saying give the kid 1 more season before we jettison him. I don’t think that’s asking for too much.

  28. By addicted2football on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    If Jake falters this season I’ll willingly admit that I was wrong, if he does well, are you willing to do the same?

  29. By curson4life on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted, our hopes begin and end with Locker…And like so many other Titans fans you are a fan and not an analyst. We have to be objective. And while I love my Titans, I am 100% objective about our franchise. We are an average franchise who has shown very little ability to identify talent…Such as Locker. He was inaccurate and average in college, yet Titans fans act like he is going magically turn into Aaron Rogers…Heck, I would settle for him being Russell Wilso…But he is not even on Wilson’s level. And drafting a middle of the road QB eigth in the draft is emblematic of our
    franchise. And if you say I’m wrong, how many franchises besides ours would keep 500 Jeff Fisher on board for 17 years? He was a bum who should have been
    fired after we lost to the ravens during the playoffs in the early 2000′s.

  30. By curson4life on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted, if I am wrong about Locker I will personally apologize to you…But I’m going with the facts. See I’m tired of traveling to games in places like San Diego and having to leave the game early in the 3rd quarter because our QB can’t sustain drives and give ourD some well deserved rest. Heck, at least our last QB had us competitive…And he was a mental weakling.

  31. By addicted2football on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    curson, I respect you and your opinion, and an apology is the LAST thing I would ever ask from a fellow Titans fan. I appreciate the fact that you and I can have differing opinions without the smack talk or vulgar name calling that usually accompanies conversations of this nature, so kudos to us both. I admit that I may be overly optimistic, probably for the same reason that you have doubts. We’re both tired of seeing our team struggle and long for the glory days of McNair, George, Mason and a bone crushing defense that was feared and respected league wide. I look forward to sharing more thoughts and opinions with you. GO TITANS!!!

  32. By curson4life on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted I couldn’t agree more with on the mutual respect issue. As for our Titans, I am so tired of being the only guy in the room whose team has never won
    a Super Bowl. I guess the reason I am so dang pessimistic is our lack of Lombardi’s. The organization asks us to be loyal and patient, but what are we rewarded with besides mediocre seasons? Again, I love our Titans…Just tired of our expectation never being to win the SB.

  33. By addicted2football on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    Despite my optimism, I do admit we have the question mark over our QB. The bright side is, the signings of Andy Levitre and Delanie Walker, along with the drafting of Chance Warmack do show a concerned effort to improve th O line and run game. I can’t remember the last time Bud Adams spent this much money in FA, it just better pay off.

  34. By curson4life on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    Addicted, I agree that Bud has spent an unprecedented amount of money is free agency…The one signing I totally disagree with is the signing of Fitzpatrick. He was truly ineffective during his years in Buffalo, yet when they chose to part ways with him, we ran to sign him. Just another reason I get disappointed by this franchise.

  35. By addicted2football on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    I was a little shocked that we showed Hasselbeck the door and picked up Ryan Fitzpatrick, still don’t understand the logic behind that. I think we got a good sleeper pick in Lavar Edwards at DE, he didn’t get a lot of attention but the depth chart for the whole D line is pretty deep at LSU.

  36. By curson4life on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    To be be honest with you, I never liked the Hasselbeck signing…I thought we paid too much for an old has been. And let’s face it, is an old has been QB really better than a young unproven player? Or is that what the league perpetuates?

  37. By addicted2football on Aug 3, 2013 | Reply

    If we do struggle again this year, how do you see 2014 shaping up? Do we keep Munchak or promote Gregg Williams to HC, and what would you like to see us do at QB? Obviously we’d be drafting a new rookie, but would he start, would he sit behind Fitzpatrick or do we pursue a different veteran mentor?

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