Titans corner says Jake Locker reminds him of Vince Young

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Pro Football Talk, Jul 25, 2012.

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    [float][​IMG][/float] The Titans organization hopes that quarterback Jake Locker can one day become the longtime franchise quarterback that Vince Young failed to become for the franchise.

    It’s funny, then, that Titans corner Alterraun Verner chose to invoke the name of the former Titan when asked to compare Locker to another NFL quarterback while he was a guest on Ross Tucker’s Sirius XM NFL Radio show. It’s important to note that Verner was only making the comparison based on playing style and that he has a solid point.

    Both Locker and Young came out of college as quarterbacks prized for their athletic ability and, at 6’3″, Locker is just a shade shorter than Young. Both quarterbacks played in offenses that had them throwing on the move often while in college, leading to questions about how effectively they’d be able to run a professional offense. Given the lazy habit of only comparing players to others with the same skin tone, you probably would have heard a lot of Young comparisons when Locker was coming out of school if Locker was also African-American.

    While there’s no denying the physical similarities, Locker has two advantages over Young. He still has a chance to disprove concerns about his ability to transition to the pro game and he can avoid the off-field issues that helped bring Young’s time as Tennessee’s starting quarterback to an end. If he does those things, you’ll be able to look back on the comparisons to Young as being almost as ridiculous as the fact that Cam Newton was also compared to Young when he came out of college.



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  2. JCBRAVE

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    Vince is no Jake. Other than the No.10 these two guys have nothing in common. I tend to think thats why we drafted Jake.
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  3. Titans Eternal

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    Fire him.
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  5. Scarecrow

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    Verner you should be cut for saying things like that
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    Man only if locker was African-American
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  8. Ewker

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    what an insult to Locker
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Ewker! I thought you died buddy.
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  10. Joe_C0oL

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    Jake is too mentally tough for that comparison
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