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

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by GeronimoJackson, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. RTH

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    Someone else said this on this board, but I concur...

    Hard to be a Titans' fan, we can't have anything good.

    Just when someone shows "flashes", the Football Gods take him away in one way or the other.
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  2. davidc502

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    If you watch the tape closely, it's a offensive lineman, for the Titans, that steps on Lockers heel, which turns his right leg around at a strange angle. This is what caused the injury, and not the late hits.
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    I reject your reality
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  4. TitansWillWin2

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    9 out of 10 players would have been ok after that play and got right up. Locker is just made of glass.
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  5. steverife

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    Folks on ESPN were saying it was a really late, unnecessary hit by Coples. That makes me feel a bit better.
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    I don't feel good about this situation. Even though it is not a season ending injury, it sure does feel like it. 4-8 weeks is a long stretch of games to be out. Can we overcome it, yes I do think we can but as jake takes 1 step forward, he gets pushed two steps back. frustrating
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  7. GoT

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    thing is we all know JL will keep his head in the game not open a steak house or daycare center or hang with Sweetpea and friends.

    Does it suck - yep
    Will JL be better at the end of this - who knows

    This is why Fitapatrick was signed. His 3 of 8 sunday should be looked at as what it was. Comming in cold with scout snaps and in the rain. Still he hit a couple that made the jest pay for stacking the box.

    As a Titan fan it was about as boring of a 4 score lead as I can remember. Scrubbing clock too preserve a W, but it was smart football

    Bottom like I trust JL and the Titans will make the best of this bad situation
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    I guess I just don't get the "not wanting to watch the rest of the game" and "not excited for next Sunday" mentality some fans had after the injury. Was Locker looking good? Yes. Damn good. He was possibly even in the midst of a career-defining game. It sucks. No doubt.

    But let's step off the ledge for a second. It's not like we just lost Peyton Manning or something. This team wasn't built on the back of one guy like the Broncos, Pats, etc (those teams lose their QB and it's game over). Locker wasn't being asked to put the team on his shoulders and carry us to victory week in and week out. He was mostly just being asked to manage the game and limit mistakes.

    Are some of you guys really so convinced that Fitzpatrick can't be an effective game manager and win football games? He made some poor throws coming in cold off the bench with zero run game to lean on, but so what? I really don't get what some people were expecting. Most backups aren't going to come into a situation like that and be throwing lasers all over the field and put up 3 or 4 TDs.

    IDK I just find it amusing that 2 weeks ago most people here were either down on Locker or indifferent. Then he has 6 whole good quarters and suddenly our season is doomed because he got hurt. To be honest, at this point I'm more worried about the run game holding this team back than I am Fitz.
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    All AFC games are must wins. Think back to when we lost to Cincinnati at LP a couple years ago. Proving we are contenders is only good for ESPN and NFL Network.
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  10. Childress79

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    How do you feel today dude? I sure it the wound doesn't feel as raw.

    Today actually hit me harder than last night. It wasn't just that Locker was starting to look like a great QB. The team is on a roll and we have chemistry that this kind of thing destroys.

    3 weeks ago I vented to a friend that Locker wasn't good enough and that we should bench him and start Fitzpatrick. I was pissed because we let Houston of the hook and let loose with some over the top venting.

    Give Fitzpatrick protection and he'll win games. Under pressure he's turnover machine. I think Locker will be fine and so will Fitzpatrick after practising with the first team.

    It sucks but Locker will be back. The Chiefs aren't all that and the 49ers certainly are just middle of the pack right now.
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