The Tennessee Titans have officially placed quarterback Jake Locker on injured reserve, ending his season. The team has not yet made a move to take his empty roster spot.
Locker’s season is over after suffering a Lisfranc injury Cheap Authentic Jerseys in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The injury occurred while he was handing the ball off, with no defenders touching him. Surgery will be required on his foot, although the team has not decided on a schedule yet. Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starter for the final seven games, with Rusty Smith backing him up.
Locker’s three-year NFL career has been derailed by injuries. He also missed five games last season with a fractured shoulder and sat out two games this year with a hip and knee injury. The Titans now have to decide if they still want to commit to him as the franchise quarterback. He’s entering the final year of his rookie contract and has an option for 2015. Locker will be due $2.09 million in 2017.
But I live in Louisville, a smaller city 90 minutes south that sits in the same general forgotten chunk of flyover country. I love Louisville dearly, but whenever I travel to a metropolis, I get jokes. It happened again when I visited New York last week: “Louisville? Why the Hell would you ever live in Louisville?”
I want to check the geo-social elitism, and I want to effectively argue that Louisville is a special place, but when I’m in New York or Montreal or D.C., I just can’t. They’ve got all the things. Louisville has, like, four things. And man, when I knock Indianapolis for only having one and a half things, I feel like a toddler throwing alphabet blocks at the family cat. In those times, I feel a pathetic sort of solidarity with Indianapolis — a city that, like Louisville, sits on the side of America’s abdomen in a region too Really Cheap Jerseys nebulous to be part of the Midwest or South or anywhere at all.