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Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:53 pm
Edited on: May 30, 2011 7:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's a pretty standard presumption that Kerry Collins will wrap up his career by playing for Tennessee until a) he's done or b) Jake Locker is ready. Either possibility is probably no more than two years away, and likely only one, so it makes sense.

But maybe that's not how Collins wants to wrap up his career. Titans guard Jake Scott recently said Collins might just decide to walk away, rather than play the role of "nursemaid" for Locker.

"I'm not sure Kerry isn't going to say, 'I'm done,' and ride off into the sunset," Scott told Ross Tucker and Peter King on Sirius radio last week. "I don't think he wants to come back and be a nursemaid to a young kid. Money's not an issue to him."

There's something to be said for going out the way you want to go out. Collins doesn't come off as the type of guy who would want to show up just to help transition the franchise, especially with an entirely new regime in place.

Jeff Fisher was "his guy," and Fisher's gone. Collins has also dealt with plenty of "quarterback issues," mostly relating to the Titans willingness to yo-yo him back and forth depending on how healthy and/or sane Vince Young was at the time.

It's possible that Tennessee could struggle, and that Mike Munchak might turn to Locker if the Titans head into the second half of the coming season with a losing record, 

And that's the most nightmarish scenario for Collins, because he'd end up basically being a glorified coach and might have to ride off into the proverbial sunset as a benchwarmer.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:14 am
 

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Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

And before Brees dealt with Rivers coming in, Flutie mentored Brees in San Diego. Flutie = classy. Collins, not so much.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

what a lame comment there burgh boy.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

True, goober-pile, but those guys are/were all better than Collins.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

there's this idea among fans that players will happily mentor some underperforming player, 10 years younger. It doesn't often happen. Players don't usually want to train their replacements. Tony Richardson mentoring John Conner is the rare exception to the rule.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

Why don't we wait and see what Kerry says before we crucify him for something a teammate said might be his reaction. Relax, this is just Jake Scott's opinion of what collins might think of the situation. Who knows, Kerry could really embrace the teacher-student dynamic and it could also push Kerry to play at the top of his game. Lets just see what Kerry actually says before we tear him apart.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Kerry Collins not cool as Locker's 'nursemaid'?

How does the drunk racist still have a job?


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