Know Thy Enemy: Week 15-Jets vs. Titans
By Alan Schechter
Dec 9 2012, Indianapolis, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeated Tennessee 27-23. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
It’s time for this week’s edition of “Know Thy Enemy”. The Jets take on the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, so as always, we talk to the editor of our opponent’s Fansided site. Justin Stewart, editor of titansized.com, sat down and talked with us about his Titans, and our upcoming matchup. Here is what he had to say:
THE JET PRESS:For those of us who haven’t seen too much of him, tell us a bit about the game of Jake Locker.
TITAN SIZED:Locker is a bit of a conundrum these days. At times, he’s deadly accurate and can kill defenses with his long bomb, but other times, you wondering how he could miss the receiver. He’s going through some “rookie” issues in his first year as a starter, but shows a lot of promise. He’s very reminiscent of Steve McNair.
Even though Titans fans are disappointed in how things have gone this year, he’s gives us hope for the future.
TJP:Statistically speaking, it seems that Chris Johnson, or CJ2K, has returned to form in 2012. Would you agree?
TS:Yes. CJ’s still a talented, fast back, but has suffered behind a line that has struggled to get it together since the Titans had all their major staff changes. He may not be quite as fast as he once was, but I’d say he’s only a couple steps behind.
TJP:Can he run it on this Jets defense that in two weeks has vaulted itself back into the top 10 in the league?
TS:It’s hard to say. The Titans offense has lost a total of four starting offensive linemen to the IR this year, and last week it showed. They do all right in pass blocking, but when it comes to making a good lane, things are pretty hit or miss. Your guess is as good as mine.
TJP:How will Kenny Britt and Nate Washington fare against Antonio Cromartie and company?
TS:Britt really returned to form against the Colts last week where he had 8 receptions for 143 yards. I would fear him. As for Nate Washington, he’s been rather quiet with Jake Locker in the game. That doesn’t mean he should be forgotten about though, especially with the recent loss of TE Jared Cook. He could see more attention this weekend.
TJP:How about a prediction?
TS:Blah…. Predicting how the Titans will perform is impossible, though the do have the habit this year of falling apart late in the game after a strong start.
Jets 20 – Titans 17
Thanks to Justin for his time. Check out titansized.com for everything Titans related, he and his staff do a terrific job.