The Tennessee Titans have a new offensive coordinator this season, Dowell Loggains, and he wants something to change. He wants quarterback Jake Locker to ditch the wrist band so many quarterbacks wear.
“My thing with the wristband is I believe the quarterback should know the gameplan well enough,” Loggains told the Nashville City Paper. “If the headset goes out, then he should be able to call the game. . . . We’ll use a wristband for emergencies only, but we won’t call the plays in like we used to that way.”
The Titans former offensive coordinator wanted Locker to wear the wristband. His system simply had him call out a number and Locker called the coordinating play. Loggains however thinks quarterbacks use the wristband as a crutch.
Titans head coach Mike Munchak had an interesting take on the wristband. One that makes more sense to me personally than how well a quarterback knows the gameplan.
“We’ve done it both ways, but I think it’s kind of nice sometimes, especially as an offensive lineman, when the quarterback is looking you in the eye telling you what we’re going to do,” Munchak said. “He’s calling the play, he’s looking at you, he’s making plays, you’re getting eye contact.”
That could also potentially help locker become more of a leader help him command the Titans new offense.