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Jake Locker Titans Jersey, Jeff Lindquist, and Other Things on My Mind Today

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It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Seattle sports fans. First off, you have Jake Locker destroying all the “experts”and their mock drafts by being the second QB taken in the 2011 NFL Draft, going no. 8 overall to the Titans.

Initially I was shocked Locker went this high, but now it makes perfect sense. There are some people out there, like ESPN’s Todd McShay, who didn’t even have him going in the first round. Obviously I thought McShay was mentally ill when he made his mock draft, but I thought Locker would go in the mid-to-late first and be an absolute steal at that position. But, it only takes one team to fall in love with you to get drafted, and that’s certainly what happened with the Tennessee Titans.

I must admit, this is not the ideal situation for Locker. The Titans are desperate for a QB, so Locker may be rushed onto the field before he’s ready. Hopefully Kerry Collins’ arm won’t fall off and he’ll be able to play for a good portion of the season as the team’s no. 1 QB to let Locker develop.
The Titans’ offense, however, is perfect for Locker, with a dynamic running attack to complement his throwing game.

Now the attention shifts to when I can buy a Jake Locker Titans jersey. It’s gotta be the ultimate marketing fail that the Titans team shop doesn’t already have a huge graphic up on their website ushering in all the Huskies fans who will be scrambling to get his jersey. When they finally get their shit together, I think a baby blue Titans home jersey will perfectly complement the darker tones of my Lofa Tatupu Seahawks uni, don’t you think?

Jeff Lindquist, Washington Huskies QB

How fitting is it that less than 24-hours after one hometown hero leaves, a new one may be entering the picture? Jeff Lindquist, a 4-star QB out of Mercer Island, has given a commitment to U Dub today. Lindquist could very well become the next great Husky quarterback, and he has great dual-threat capabilities and the big frame you like to see in a QB.

More importantly, the Huskies get a very early commitment from a top tier QB, something that will be an enormous boost to help persuade other recruits to join Lindquist’s class. Note to Joshua Garnett: how could you not become a Husky now?

Overall, a great 24 hours for Husky nation. Jake, good luck in the NFL, and Jeff, can’t wait to see you in purple.

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