Locker's injury made me sick to my stomach (vent alert)

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  1. GeronimoJackson

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    Being out of state, I don't get many Titan games, so when there is one, you can imagine the excitement for me. Whenever I do get to watch a Titans game, I'll have to watch the entire game all the way until the final whistle and then the post-game stuff, whether we're down by 40 or up by 40, whether all our starters are in or our third-stringers are in.

    Thinking yesterday's game was an early game and under the impression it wouldn't be aired here (since the Texans game was an early game), I was preparing to stream the game, and even for a stream, I made sure to get up before noon after getting to bed at 6 in the morning, and then when I realized the game was a late game AND it was going to be aired, I was so happy and didn't even dare go back to sleep because I didn't want to risk any chance of not waking up for kickoff.

    Yesterday was the very first time I actually saw Locker as a possible franchise QB, although I always had hope for him, until yesterday's performance, I was never a big believer. While we're dominating the Jets with virtually no help from our 50 million dollar star (CJ), I was thinking "man, we're going to be a really good team this year, and should even be 4-0 right now...and more importantly, we FINALLY have our quarterback since the post-McNair era....this man is starting to look like a star in the making. Regardless if we're a contender or pretender this year, the Titans are coming, their time is near."

    Then the injury happen... And at first, I thought he just got the wind knocked outta' him and that he'd get up, sit out a series at worst and everything was cool. But when they wasted no time in carting him off, my heart sank. Like, I felt sick and I was unmotivated to watch the rest of the game. Like I still had the game on and would walk in every 10 minutes or so, but this was like the first time where I wasn't glued to the t.v. during a Titans game. I just didn't care anymore. It felt like...spending years building your dream mansion and when it's finally completed, it burns down the next day.

    I'm preparing for the worst tomorrow, and I'm not a religious man, but I'm praying to a God that I may or may not believe in. Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and realize it's still just a game and I take it too seriously and that sh*t happens and I need to move on with my real life. But tonight, this is how I feel. Tomorrow may be different.

    /vent

    P.S. I'm not even mad at Wilkerson, it wasn't dirty, it wasn't malicious, it was just unfortunate. Reminded me of when Patrick Beverley injured Russell Westbrook in the playoffs.
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  2. onetontitan

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    It's odd. Upon further review, I thought that the hit wasn't even a hard one. Just a funny angle falling, I guess. I hope that we didn't lose him for the season.
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  3. Scarecrow

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    The best situation we could possibly be in, is that it is likely not season ending and nothing to do with his arm/shoulder.

    When he comes back, he *should* just be able to shake some rust off. His deep ball might not be as good, but we should come out okay.
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  4. Scarecrow

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    Also, I just want to add for those of you calling it season ending before he even made it to a hospital.


    Go **** yourselves.



    Seriously,



    go **** yourselves. Its one thing to speculate, its entirely something different to say this guy will never play football again. There were ZERO *0* reports of him with any significant injury that would even be season ending. If you were involved in it, you ought to be banned.
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  5. Big TT

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    Season is not over by any means. Other than horse face and the broncos every other team has "warts". Fitz has been a decent QB, probably the best back up in the league now. He will obviously get all the snaps in practice so he will be OK. Question is who will the Titans get to back him up? Bring back Rusty? Anyways, thankfully the D has the "punch you in the face" mentality this year...hell even michelle is hitting a little bit.
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  6. CJtheBeast

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    Michelle knocked some dude out 2nd play of the game.


    It sucks that Locker is going to be out. It doesn't suck that we have a 3-1 cushion and can drop some games.

    I've had/have really high hopes for this team so I'm hoping Locker comes back soon and Ryan works some Fitzmagic in the meantime. Our receivers are looking beastly and all they need is a point guard.
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  7. Scarecrow

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    Next week is arguably the most important week of our season.

    We HAVE to beat the Chiefs. They will be gunning for a wildcard along with Miami, Ravens, Bengals, or Colts. We should aim to take the South, but we can't let teams in the race for a wildcard get one over on us. Next week is huge.
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    That's not much of a cushion. We can't afford to drop some games. We drop 2 games and all the sudden we are a 500 team.
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    The only better cushion we could have is if we were undefeated.
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  10. CJtheBeast

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    It's not a must win but its pretty important. I think its more about proving we're a contender rather than a must win for playoff position. If Locker is healthy I think we beat the Texans come Week 17 and I like our chances against the Colts. I think they'll knock Luck out of the game and the Jags aren't scaring anybody.

    The big question mark is Locker and how effective Fitzmagic is.
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