August 24, 2012 |
Jake Locker did not start any games during his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans last year and was just named the team's 2012 starter a few days ago. But he certainly acted like a team leader on Thursday night, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and earning a passer rating of 109.2 in the Titans' 32-27 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals. “He's our leader,” Titans tight end Jared Cook said of Locker, who was drafted eighth overall by Tennessee in 2011. “We had all the confidence in him. He made plays out there.” Titans Coach Mike Munchak added: "He does things that people wouldn't notice he was doing that most young quarterbacks wouldn't even think of being able to handle.
August 21, 2012 |
A person familiar with the situation said Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will play multiple home games in London beginning in 2013. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL and the team are waiting to announce the deal Tuesday in Jacksonville. The person said the Jaguars will play four home games in London, one each year between 2013 and 2016. New owner Shad Khan has made it clear he wants to play games overseas in hopes of increasing the team's brand globally.
April 26, 2012 |
No. 20 Tennessee Titans: WR Kendall Wright, Baylor -- Despite a small frame at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, Wright was the favorite target of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at Baylor. He had 108 receptions for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season. Comment: A year after the Titans took quarterback Jake Locker, they gave him a dangerous weapon - Griffin's favorite target at Baylor. MORE Photos: 2012 NFL draft picks First round of draft is a rush to judgment NFL considers suspending Pro Bowl after 2013 NFL draft: Baylor WR Kendall Wright goes to Titans at No. 20
April 25, 2012 |
NEW YORK — We won't get fooled again. Unlike a year ago, when an early run on quarterbacks caught most NFL draft prognosticators flat-footed, most have now resigned themselves to the notion that the QB count might reach four before the first round is done Thursday night. And the first two passers are already penned in. Stanford's Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 pick, by Indianapolis, and Washington will take Baylor's Robert Griffin III second. It will be the first time quarterbacks have gone 1-2 in the draft since 1999.
July 26, 2011 |
Expect Washington's football team to have a new look this season. Out is the pass, since the Huskies don't have Jake Locker at quarterback anymore. In is the run, since the Huskies have running back Chris Polk , a senior from Redlands East Valley High. Polk has 2,528 yards rushing over the last two seasons, so he is no stranger to leading on the field. Off the field is a different matter. "I can't be the guy in the back anymore," he said Tuesday during the Pacific 12 Conference media day interviews in Los Angeles.
May 21, 2011 |
For NFL rookies, football has become a game of haves versus have-nots. Do you have a playbook or not? With team facilities shut and no contact with coaches allowed, players are left to improvise in order to prepare for the season — whenever that may come. Chances are, if a player was drafted in the first or second round, he has a playbook. But with later-round picks — selected after the briefly-lifted lockout was put back in place — all bets are off. Consider Jamie Harper , a Clemson running back taken in the fourth round by Tennessee.