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Titans Lay Out Plan To Improve QB Jake Locker’s Accuracy

Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, explained how he hopes to make rookie QB Jake Locker a more accurate passer. “Right now, he is a 55 percent passer,” Palmer said. “If he throws 20 passes, that’s 11 of 20. Our job is to get him to complete 13 out of 20. In the California game he was (17of-27 for 63 percent). So you know he has it within him. We want him to complete two more balls out of 20. How hard is it going to be to complete two more of those balls? That’s the goal. When we get to 13, now can we get to 14.”

Already, Palmer and Locker’s private coach Ken O’Brien have asked Locker to try to shorten the length of his stride in attempt to get more accurate passes and Palmer has more ideas to implement with Locker once the lockout ends. He talks about creating better accuracy by getting Locker to be more consistent with his balance and rhythm, by keeping his shoulders at the right level, by pointing his belt buckle on his target, by turning his front foot a certain way. “Jake is a tremendous passer on the move,” Palmer said. “I don’t know if in 20 years I’ve been in league seen a better one throwing on move. When he’s in balance, in rhythm, he shows can make all of those throws. It’s like a golf swing, the slightest error and you’re over in the woods.”

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