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Thursday, September 5, 2013
RTC: Jake Locker a rare homegrown leader

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans…



Since the Titans beat the Steelers in a January, 2003 playoff game, Pittsburgh’s won 10 playoff games and Tennessee’s won one, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Jake Locker gives the Titans a homegrown leader, something they haven’t had in too long, said David Climer of The Tennessean.

To which I say: It’s a really good point. The Titans have been hit and miss in the draft, but not many of the hits have grown into the direct-the-team brand of guys.

The Titans elected Locker, Michael Roos, Nate Washington, Bernard Pollard, Jason McCourty and Patrick Bailey as captains, says Wyatt.

Steve McNair’s history “gives the Titans reason to believe that a quarterback does not need a full season as a starter to learn all he needs to be effective in the NFL. Perhaps three training camps and 11 starts are all it takes.” A look at where Locker stands heading into his third season, from David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

Locker and the Titans are preparing for Pittsburgh’s array of blitzes, says Craig Peters of the team’s website.