Tennessee Titans Need More From Their Quarterbacks

By Ben Grimaldi
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The Tennessee Titans finished the 2012 season with a record of 6-10 and came in third place in the AFC South, and when you look at the play they got from their quarterback, it’s pretty remarkable they won six games. Neither Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker played well enough last season for the Titans to compete and if they don’t get an upgarde in 2013, the results will likely be the same.

Looking at the Titans quarterbacks, they only threw 17 touchdowns, which simple math will tell you is just over one a game, while throwing 16 interceptions. Throwing for so few touchdowns is unacceptable considering the NFL rules are much more geared towards the offense, and the passing games in particular. They finished 22nd in the league in passing and that isn’t good enough, especially with Chris Johnson in the backfield.

The Titans also have the weapons in the passing game to be successful with emerging talents like Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright and Damian Williams to pair up with veteran Nate Washington, so it’s on the quarterbacks to help the receivers make plays. It’s natural to assume that Hasselbeck’s time is up and it probably is but the Titans needs much more from Locker.

It’s too early to bail on Locker but Tennessee should think long and hard about bringing in a better option either through the draft or free agency this off-season. Of course, it would be great to have Locker play a full season in order to get better but he’s missed too many games in his first two seasons and it’s slowed his growth.

The Titans have the skill pieces on offense to be a better offense it won’t happen until they get better play from their quarterback.

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