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Opener offered no real data on Locker

8/10/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In reviewing the Tennessee Titans' 20-16 win over the Packers in the preseason opener for both teams, I didn’t even touch on the work of Jake Locker.

Ken Whisenhunt left the starting quarterback in longer than planned, but the heavy rain did not cease and there was little usable information produced by his performance.

Locker didn’t handle the ball well in the weather. He needs to do better with that, but anyone would have had a hard time with it.

He only threw two passes. As David Climer of The Tennessean illustrates, one of them was a third-and-3 fade for Justin Hunter that wasn’t close.

The good thing was that Locker was in football action and got hit for the first time since Nov. 10, 2013. He wasn't sacked, but he did run twice.

As for assessing where he stands, we really got no significant update.

Blame Mother Nature that we have another week before learning more.

The Titans are at New Orleans Friday night. There will be no conditions to deal with in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.