Watch Extended News Coverage

Watch Extended News Coverage


Pressure's on Jake... - 04/30/14

At least that certainly how it appears, especially now that the Titans won't exercise the option on Jake Locker's contract.  The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reporting that today. 

According to Wyatt, the decision "comes as no surprise."  While that may be the case, it certainly serves as a warning to Locker that this season is make or break for the Titans starting quarterback.  Not that he didn't have a pretty good idea that's the case already.  After all, number-10 has had a history of injuries.  And the option is pricey.  14.6 million dollars pricey.  That's the average of the top-10 players at his position for players picked in the top-10.  Locker will make a little over 2-million this season, a relative bargain.

I don't believe the Titans want to get rid of Jake.  He's well-liked by teammates, coaches and the front-office from what I can tell.  He works hard and he's a leader.  That being said, Locker's only started 18 of a possible 32 games.  His record as a starter is 8-10.  Number-10's thrown 15-touchdowns.  22 interceptions.  That's not good enough, especially for a team that appears to have plenty of young weapons on the offensive side of the ball.  And aspirations of playing in the post-season.

Jake will have ample opportunity to prove that he's "The Man" for the men in two-toned blue moving forward.  But the pressure's on.

 

Get This

Last Update on March 06, 2015 10:09 GMT

WINTER WEATHER-ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

HAMBURG, NY (AP) -- Enough is enough. That's how Tami and Dave Crimi feel. They're used to harsh winter weather in the Buffalo, New York, area. But this year's is never ending to them. Tami says she's "tried of being cold." A November storm dropped more than six feet of snow and their roof collapsed. Now, they've spent more than 100 days in a hotel with their 10- and 12-year-old sons and two dogs. Tami says usually they don't mind Buffalo winters.

DC-CROSS-COUNTRY E7110

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The heavy snow in Washington didn't keep Rob Pressly at home. He says he was going a little stir crazy after doing some work. So, Pressly strapped on his cross-country skis to take a tour of Capitol Hill. He's been skiing for years. But he says this is the first time he's ever done it in the city. He adds it took about 20 minutes to ski from his home to the Capitol area.

CATCH SHAGGY

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- It's a Shaggy dog story -- with Shaggy getting a new home. Shaggy the dog has been on the run for months in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. The dog was dubbed Shaggy because of his rough look from so much time outdoors. Shaggy had eluded repeated capture attempts since being spotted in July. But Shaggy has been caught by Melissa Borden of the Devoted Barn, an animal rescue group. She says she and an area homeowner had been working to win the dog's trust. She says Shaggy will now live at the Devoted Barn.

(Stations: note nature of following)

POTTED PLANT TOILET

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Pooping in a potted plant is a legal no-no. Police in Omaha, Nebraska, report a 32-year-old man was busted after he pooped in one plant and peed in another at a federal office. The Omaha World-Herald reports the man was in the waiting room area of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building. He's pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and received a five-day jail sentence in lieu of paying a fine. Police say the man told them -- quote -- "Sometimes you have to let the bear outside the woods."

(Stations: note nature of above)

 
Advertise with us!