Titans OC on improving Jake Locker’s accuracy

May 31, 2011, 10:17 AM

–Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes about how Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer plans to improve Jake Locker‘s accuracy.

Palmer: “Right now, he is a 55 percent passer. If he throws 20 passes, that’s 11 of 20. Our job is to get him to complete 13 out of 20. In the California game he was (17-of-27 for 63 percent). So you know he has it within him. We want him to complete two more balls out of 20. How hard is it going to be to complete two more of those balls? That’s the goal. When we get to 13, now can we get to 14.”

–Steve Kelley of The Seattle Times writes that the blood and dirt caked on the uniform of Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan after Monday’s 4-3 win over Baltimore is a metaphor for Seattle’s season.

Kelley: “To win in 2011, the Mariners have to get down and dirty. They have to scratch.”

–710 ESPN Seattle’s Jim Moore sums up Chone Figgins’ struggles this way: “He’s done nothing to justify his $36 million contract and came off like a jerk during the Don Wakamatsu dust-up last year, making it doubly hard to be sympathetic. If he played in New York or Philadelphia, this guy would have been chewed up and spat out already. In Seattle, the media have been relatively soft on him.

“Since that column was written on April 24, Figgins has gone from mostly to completely punchless – after Monday’s 0-for-3 effort against the Orioles, he’s 3-for-his-last-39, lowering his average to .190.”

–Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times has an update on former Husky football players Nate Williams and Victor Aiyewa, whose NFL futures as undrafted free agents are on hold during the lockout.

–No Seahawks are included on Mike Sando’s ballot of the 10 best running backs, wide receivers and tight ends in the NFL.

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