Found September 08, 2012 on
Robert Griffin III
New England Patriots
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After four preseason games, it all starts for real on Sunday. The New England Patriots will begin their quest for the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday afternoon against the Tennessee Titans. New England has brought in free agents such as wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and new defensive rookies in Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower. But, the main question around the team still revolves around the offensive line in whether or not they can keep Tom Brady upright in the pocket. New England hasn’t lost a season opener since 2003, but they run into a tough road test in Nashville to start the 2012 campaign.
The Tennessee Titans had a 9-7 season in 2011. They had a chance to make the playoffs on the final week of the season, but a loss to the winless Colts in Week 15 ruined their season. This season, they begin the Jake Locker era at quarterback. Locker was the 8th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, He played in five games last year and threw four touchdowns with zero interceptions!
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NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans players elected their captains for this season and when head coach Mike Munchak announced the vote tally on Friday, one of the two on offense ended up being quarterback Jake Locker, who will make his first NFL start on Sunday at LP Field against New England.
Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman himself, did not minimize the significance for...
Titans quarterback Jake Locker's status for Week 2 is up in the air. He'll undergo tests to find out if he separated his left shoulder in Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Patriots. Locker was hit by rookie defensive end Chandler Jones on the play that led to a touchdown for rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who scooped up the bouncing ball and rumbled six yards to...
For the second time in this young NFL season, the Tennessee Titans are dealing with The Hurt Locker.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker injured his left, non-throwing shoulder after being sacked in the first quarter of 38-14 road loss to the Houston Texans. He returned to the sideline in the second quarter in street clothes with his left arm in a sling.
Locker hurt the same shoulder...
Titans quarterback Jake Locker has been replaced by Matt Hasselbeck after injuring himself trying to tackle New England safety Patrick Chung.Fantasy Spin:Chung had recovered a Nate Washington fumble and was running toward the end zone when Locker tackled him. After review, the play was overturned and called an incomplete pass. Locker is warming up on the sidelines so he should be...
What can we expect of these 2012 Titans with Jake Locker at the helm? Let’s start with the offense, Chris Palmer and his playbook bring the bigger plays to life here in Tennessee. Big plays down the field that Titans’ fans have been begging for. Only one problem, after 10 years of Fisher ball we have come to be proud of our run game. A run game of which has simply been torture...
Opponent: New England Patriots
Where: LP Field, Nashville
Time: Noon, CST
Point Spread (Danny Sheridans odds as published in USA Today): New England is favored by 5 with an over of 48
Key Offensive Match-up: With Titans quarterback Jake Locker making his first NFL start, all eyes will be upon him. Going against a New England team with one of the NFLs most potent offenses, the...
Titans quarterback Jake Locker said he plans on playing next week at San Diego after injuring his left shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sundays game against the Patriots, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Indications are Locker suffered a shoulder separation when made a tackle on Patriots safety Patrick Chung. He did not return to the game.
Coach Mike Munchak said Locker...
Mistakes, blown chances, and a long day for quarterback Jake Locker in his first career start for the Tennessee Titans.
Not a winning formula, especially when the New England Patriots are the opponent.
Locker threw for 229 yards and a touchdown, but had two turnovers and was sacked twice as the Patriots beat the Titans 34-13 on Sunday.
The Titans also missed tackles and couldn...
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says quarterback Jake Locker will miss his second straight game with an injured left shoulder Thursday night when the Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Munchak also said Monday that backup running back Javon Ringer will miss four to six weeks after spraining his left knee.
Ringer was hurt in the second half of a 30-7 loss at Minnesota on Sunday....
A rough first game of the season for the Tennessee Titans got a whole lot worse during the fourth quarter of Sunday's tilt against the New England Patriots.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker and wide receiver Nate Washington were both hurt on a pass to Washington that originally was called a fumble by Washington and then later overturned to an incomplete pass.
NEW ENGLAND (34) d TENNESSEE (13)
The Headline: Patriots young guns fire as they lead the team to a convincing week 1 win.
After struggling for the majority of last season, the Patriots defense came out and made a statement in this game with their three top draft picks coming out and giving Jake Locker a tough debut as the Titans starting quarterback. Second round pick...
Both quarterback Jake Locker and receiver Nate Washington were hurt on a fourth-quarter play that was originally ruled a catch-and-fumble.
Washington was blasted on a hit by Jerod Mayo and was on the ground motionless for a moment, while Locker injured his left non-throwing shoulder tackling Patrick Chung, who had picked up the loose ball and ran with it.
Washington was officially...
Jake Locker and the Tennessee Titans will host Brady and the high-octane Patriot offense at LP Field – 1:00 PM EST.
The 2012 NFL Regular Season has finally arrived. Congratulations Patriot fans, we survived another offseason of bitterness and officially closed the door with a Giants loss two nights ago.
Tom Brady and company will travel down to Tennessee in week one to take on...
Brady and Locker cross paths tomorrow (source)
New England Patriots @ Tennessee Titans
How will the Patriots beleaguered offensive line handle week 1?
The Patriots offensive line has been pretty solid in Tom Brady's career and is one reason he has been able to become one of the best. This offseason saw them lose Matt Light to retirement, and Brian Waters to a possible...
The NFL season got underway on Wednesday night, and fans around the country rejoiced as football had finally returned. The Cowboys 24-17 win over the Giants, though, was just the tip of the iceberg for what is expected to be an exciting first week of football. The Patriots are getting back to work with a Sunday matinee in Tennessee, but Tom Brady and company are more than prepared...