Posts Tagged ‘Jake Locker’

Why it makes sense for the Dolphins and Titans to name starting quarterbacks now

Monday was a busy day in the quarterback competition world. First, we awoke to the news that the Tennessee Titans had anointed second-year QB Jake Locker as the starter. A few hours later, the Miami Dolphins did the same thing, announcing that rookie Ryan Tannehill would run their offense. Both players hadn’t exactly lit the world on fire in the previous preseason games, and both QB competitions could have extended for a much longer period of time. Tannehill was 11 of 23 for 100 yards against the Panthers, while Locker was 4 of 11 for 21 yards and one interception vs. the Bucs. Certainly not the stuff of legends. Instead, they didn’t wait. Teams made the call, went with the future […]

Checking in on the Tennessee Titans QB battle: “For us, it’s about winning”

Hello from Nashville, Tenn., where the Titans are getting ready to practice in a few hours. Right now, veteran LB Keith Bulluck is officially announcing his retirement, which is great to see. But for this year’s team, it’s all about the QBs.

Matt Hasselbeck had a big day yesterday, while Jake Locker was slightly innacurate. Locker, the 2011 first-round draft pick, has had other big days. So, who has the edge? What will determine it?

A couple minutes ago, I spoke with GM Ruston Webster. He broke it down.

NFL fantasy football: Shonn Greene in for big year?

Can Shonn Greene still produce big for fantasy football owners even though Tim Tebow will be a red-zone threat?

Munchak on QBs: Titans ‘can win’ with Locker or Hasselbeck

Titans coach Mike Munchak told me he is looking forward to watching QBs Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck compete for the starting job this offseason, and confirmed that the race will indeed be open.

Munchak sees QB competition on horizon for Titans

Titans coach Mike Munchak admits to having a nice problem on his hands at the quarterback position.

Three and out: What’s next for Peyton Manning?

With front office changes in Indianapolis and the Colts holding the top pick in the draft, the future of Peyton Manning is very much undecided.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 16

A running log of NFL Week 16 from a fantasy perspective.

Three and out: Comb Packers roster for WR depth

Losing Greg Jennings to a knee injury certainly will impact fantasy owners currently in the playoffs, but there is plenty of value to be found in the rest of Green Bay’s deep receiving corps.

Playbook: Five rookie QBs on display Sunday

On Sunday, we saw five rookie quarterbacks try and bring their teams back from behind – and failed. Nonetheless, they continued to make strides in their NFL journey.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 11

With Reggie Bush, Michael Bush and Chris Ogbonnaya having good days, running back controversies could be brewing in a few different NFL locker rooms. That and more in the Week 11 fantasy feedback blog.

Cover Two Podcast: Rookies going into storage?

For all these months during the lockout, rookie quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Jake Locker looked like they had inside tracks to be their respective teams’ starters. Then we got back to football.

Data Points: Top games by rookie QBs in Week 1

With several teams seemingly uncertain about their status behind center and the fact that six quarterbacks were drafted in the first 36 picks in April — including four in the first round — we could be getting ready to see something in Week 1 that we’ve never seen before.

Three and out: Le’Ron wants what?

Well, the news of the day in Ravens-land is that fullback Le’Ron McClain wants to get more carries in 2011, whether it’s with Baltimore or some other team. Um, okay.

A few minutes with … Keith Bulluck

Veteran linebacker Keith Bulluck terrorized quarterbacks for a decade with the Tennessee Titans before spending last season with the New York Giants. The free-agent took a break from his NFL Network visit Friday to discuss the retirement of Kerry Collins, Eli Manning‘s absence from the “Top 100,” and his take on Internet Gangsters.

Three and out: Burress in the Big Apple?

Plaxico Burress will return to the NFL in 2011 after a two-year absence. But can he make an immediate impact for fantasy owners?

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