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Jake Locker and the "VY effect"

We all know what CJ was able to do when Vince Young was here. I think he may have had a 2,000 yards season or something like that. CJ2k may have not been 2k without... you guessed it VY. Vince did have his flaws, but he was just the complement that Chris Johnson needed. A guy that took that extra defender out of the box, which gave him more running room for the big home runs we loved so much.


It would be rude to blame Vince when he went 30-17 during his tenure with the Titans. Other things were not working for the team, but enough of the past and onto the future. If you did not know, the Titans drafted a guy by the name of Jake Locker 8th Overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Locker had some playing time last season playing in 5 games. He passed for 542 yard and 4 TD's with no INT's, but he will need to improve his 51.1 completion percentage. His 99.4 Quarterback rating was impressive and, the return of a healthy Kenny Britt would bold well for him and the passing game. Jake Locker brought back signs of Steve McNair with this touchdown run agianst the saints. This was something that this team has been missing for a while now.


As we all know Jake Locker is a mobile Quarterback and is very good at throwing on the run, as well as in the pocket. Even though he only ran the ball 8 times for 56 yards, I would say that with Jake in the driver seat, CJ would return to his old form. Locker would demand the defense to keep one less body away from the running lanes.

Chris Johnson has 1,187 carries 5,645 yards and 38 Touchdowns for his career. He averages 297 carries 1,411 yards and 9.5 Touchdowns per year.


With that said, take out the 2009 season and he averages 276 carries 1,213 yards and 8 Touchdowns. So now we know how much Vince really meant to CJ and the team.

Let's hope the Titans recognize how much Locker's dual threat ability is need for CJ to be successful.

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