Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/4/13
The arrival of Jake Locker They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  If that’s the case, the Seattle Seahawks should be blushing. Their blueprint was mimicked this off-season by a team with multiple Seattle connections, the Tennessee Titans.  So what does that mean for Washington native and QB of the Titans, Jake Locker? He will flourish much as Russell Wilson did, garnering success somewhere in between Wilson’s actual stats last year and the lofty expectations for him this year. Background Locker grew up in Ferndale, Washington, about 30 minutes north of me, and the buzz in the area around the young athlete was deserving. I had the opportunity in 2005 to watch Locker lead the Ferndale Golden Eagles to a 14-0 record and a state title, and was marveled by his poise and ability in both the passing and running games. After high school, Locker was drafted by baseball’s Los Angeles of Anaheim, but he did not sign with the team. Instead, he opted to stay in state and pursue a...
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