The Tennessee Titans coaching staff has had some fun with wide receiver Justin Hunter during training camp, not wanting the head of the promising talent to get overly inflated.
You may recall the wideout was forced to wear a ‘JAG’ jersey which stands for ‘just another guy’ in effort to keep him in line, though when Hunter has his head on straight he’s one of the NFL’s brightest young stars.
That’s evident considering the amount of praise he and Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker are being given over their goal-line fade which has reportedly become ‘unstoppable’.
When the Titans get anywhere near the goal line, quarterback Jake Locker simply lofts a soft spiral toward the corner of the end zone. That’s when the 6-foot-4, 203-pound Hunter turns into a jack-in-the-box, leaping over defenders to haul in a touchdown pass – just as he did in last Friday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.
It’s been all but unstoppable so far.
Not only is Justin Hunter a huge presence naturally, his athletic ability makes his impressive frame even that taller/stronger. The combination has made Locker’s life relatively easy and defender’s have continually struggled to cover Hunter thanks to his advantages.
The Titans didn’t use the fade pattern overly often during the 2013 season but it’s been something they’ve worked on religiously during training camp and the results have been more than anybody expected.
Sounds like the Titans should be rather effective in the red zone if Justin Hunter continues to haul in the receptions or forces extra coverage.