Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will finally get his first crack at facing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field and while he has developed slow, the Titans are playing to his strengths as heads into his third season. After studying him a bit this past week, the Steelers can't take him lightly as I feel he might be underrated and certainly enters the 2013 season with a lot of confidence.
The Titans allowed Locker to play quite a bit during the preseason as his 116 snaps were the most played by a starting quarterback. In the four preseason games that he played in, Locker completed 33-of-49 passes (67.3%) for 338 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
One of the strong attributes that Locker has is his ability to move and throw outside of the pocket and the first two animated gifs from the Titans third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons best illustrates this. Both are designed rollouts off of play-action, and both ended in completions.