Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) leaps to catch the pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
The Titans face the Saints in the finale of the preseason tonight. The fourth game is usually a throw away, but there are still plenty of things the Titans need to work on. Click through the jump for three things to watch on offense.1. Jake Locker - Not only is important to get our shiny new starting quarterback as many reps as possible before September 9th, It is of equal importance to see further evidence of Locker's development so as to squash some of these talking heads from bashing the teams future leader. Honestly, these guys are starting to make me sick.
Another solid performance and a couple of touchdown tosses should do the trick. According to Thor, Locker should see four or five series Thursday night.
2. CJ and the Offensive line - One game on then one game off. The offensive line and Johnson have got to develop some chemistry, It still amazes me that they can look so good against Tampa Bay and look so stinky against a terrible Arizona defense.
Again, the offense is only looking at four of five series. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if that is long enough to get the running game into a rhythm and it is yet to be seen how many snaps the older veterans even take Thursday.
3. Anyone who catches a pass - Cook, Thompson, Wright, Washington, Williams, and Hawkins have all got to continue to make Locker look good, no matter the cost.
Example: Locker hung Cook out to dry on that horrible throw last week, what did Cook do? He bent and contorted his body and made the catch even though he knew he was probably going to land awkwardly and even though it was probably going to hurt, he reeled it in anyways. That's what I want to see for the weapons sorrunding Locker.
Keep an eye on the chemistry developing Jake and Kendall, it going to be a special thing to watch for the next decade.....Hopefully.