It's another sad day in a season which hasn't had many high points. The Titans took a 20-7 halftime lead into the locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium. When they exited, they left their game in the locker room and couldn't make their lead stand up. Jake Locker threw a pair of costly interceptions in the second half which gave the Colts ten easy points. Andrew Luck led the Colts to another come from behind victory.
It's perhaps too easy to put too much weight on one play, but the quarterback sneak on 1st and 10 summed up much of the Titans' play this season: clueless.
It's a little early to make judgements about Locker, but like Scott and Drakal I am starting to seriously doubt that he will ever be anything other than inconsistent - flashes of brilliance followed by dreadful decisions and throws. I hope I'm wrong, but yesterday I found myself wishing that Hasselbeck was playing in much the same way that a few years ago I used to wish that Collins was playing in place of Young.
Pathetic. There is no other way to describe it. There is no need for a 24-hour rule. We have seen this movie many times this year. And just like the last time they played the Colts, the Titans gave the game away. Like dragak1981, I am also questioning whether Locker can be the guy. His inaccuracy, his boneheaded decisions/plays (which are too many to mention) and his inability to lead a game winning drive (all year) all point to the likelihood that he will fail to be a franchise QB. I think the Sanchez comparison has some validity, although in Sanchez's first two years he did make a few plays in the closing moments of games to get his team the win. There better be a housecleaning when this season is over. From the president and general manager all the way down to the assistant coaches. Bud should just get rid of them all and start again. Clearly, it was a mistake to fire Fisher, maintain the same management group and hire a guy to be head coach who was on nobody's radar screen. The number of dumb personnel moves combined with terrible coaching decisions have turned the Titans into a bit of joke this year. A four-win season might be fine for franchises like the Jaguars, Browns and Chiefs, but it should be unacceptable for the Titans and Bud Adams.
@Scott P Totally agree Scott. Sanchez may have actually looked better...and that is sad. I don't want to give up on Locker....but if they keep trying with him and he keeps failing, they are just wasting time. A decision on a quarterback has to be made quickly because trying to stay with the same guy when indications are he is not going to be able to cut it puts a franchise back for you years
After watching this game, I am starting to really doubt that Locker is going to be a QB that will lead the Titans to the playoffs (let alone a Superbowl). His interceptions were horrible, especially that pick 6. I mean that was one of the worst throws I have ever seen. His decision making is very suspect. He misses open receivers too often (i.e Kendall Wright wide open in the endzone). He has the heart and the competitive drive and plays hard, but that is not enough to win. Looking at what other young QBs have done, without even a season to sit and learn, this is very disappointing (i.e. Wilson, Luck RG3). There are too many Locker apologists out there. Andy Dalton was able to pick things up right away. The three I previously mentioned sure are. Perhaps they have much better coaching staffs (actually, I they do), so they are in overall better situations. In my opinion Locker gets one more year to prove he can be the guy, after that the Titans have to start looking elsewhere...look how much time the Jets are wasting on Sanchez...i mean that guy sucks and that has been apparent for years...but they keep making excuses for him and drag it out. Once the Titans realize the odds of Locker being the guy are less than the odds that he will be a failure, he has to go.
What say you Tom and Andrew?
Also, this coaching staff sucks...they all need to go.