Exploiting the Mismatch: Locker to Cook GIF'd

Marc Serota

Jake Locker completes the pass that Matt Hasselbeck couldn't.

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So there it is. The pass that Matt Hasselbeck couldn't complete that would have won the Colts game and had the Titans at 5-5 heading into the bye week with a reasonable shot that the playoffs. I will say it again, there is no reason for the Titans to not take two or three of these shots per game. Anytime you can create a single coverage situation with Jared Cook and a linebacker or safety a big play should ensue.

Of course if you watched the whole game you know that this is only one side of the proverbial Jared Cook coin. He also dropped a huge third-down pass in this game that would have kept a drive alive.

That inconsistency is part of the reason the Titans and Cook's camp aren't seeing eye to eye on a contract extension. Cook wants to be paid like one of the biggest playmaking tight ends in the league, which he can be, but the Titans want a bit of a discount because of the inconsistency. That leads to a stale mate and probably a franchise tag.

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