One of Jake Locker‘s first challenges as the Titans starting quarterback will be to prove he can become a consistently accurate passer, which is really the only flaw that critics have harped on since he was drafted eighth overall last year, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
Locker completed about 55 percent of his throws as a senior in college, and in limited duty last season he connected on just less than 52 percent.
“I really don’t think he got the credit he deserved coming into training camp last year for how well he was throwing the ball,” Titans quarterback coach Dowell Loggains said. “And through the season, that success continued. I really think he’s throwing the ball really well right now.”
Nobody has spent more time working with Locker during his first two seasons than Loggains, who has altered the player’s footwork in order to improve his passing technique.
Loggains thinks the more repetitions Locker has — and he’ll get plenty now that he’s been named the regular-season starter — the more natural he’ll become when dropping back and stepping into pocket throws.