Everyone knows that the NFL is a copycat league. But who knew the Seahawks would become the cool cats when it came to copying?
First, new Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin told some of his players to study video of the way the Seahawks play when asked what they could expect. Now, Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is saying he’ll study the Seahawks, among other teams, to devise ways to use the athletic ability of former University of Washington QB Jake Locker in zone-read schemes.
“We’re going to do just like every team in the league and look at clubs like Seattle and Washington. We’re still very early in the process of building this offense, but we’re definitely going look at all that stuff, just like every team in the NFL is going do,” Loggains, who replaced Chris Palmer in November, told Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.
Interesting, because Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained during the season that he examined what the Redskins were doing with rookie QB Robert Griffin III in devising ways to unleash the talents of his own rookie QB – Russell Wilson, who shattered franchise records for the position by running for 489 yards for the season and 92 and 71 yards in December games against the Bills and Bears. The old marks were 343 yards by Rick Mirer in 1993 and 63 yards by Jim Zorn in 1976.
Now, the Titans want to see what Locker might be able to do with the ball in his hands, and on the run.
“We feel like Jake is the face of our franchise going forward,” Loggains said. “He did a nice job last year battling through injuries and showed his toughness and character.”