MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. The line of fans seeking face time with Jake Locker snaked through the aisles of the huge sporting goods store here on the outskirts of Nashville.
With Titans merchandise in tow, they would bide their time with Titans small talk until being summoned for autographs andor photographs with Locker, the third-year quarterback whose time has come to finally emerge as the team leader and face of the franchise.
So, it was to nobody's surprise that Locker was the first player on display for the annual Titans Caravan, which started here and runs through May 10 with stops at schools and businesses in Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama.
"It is awesome to come out and have the opportunity to spend some time with our fans and let them know how much we appreciate the support they give us," Locker said. "It is cool to see how excited the fans get year in and year out about the team."
But that feeling has cooled for the Titans since 20...