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Titans want a veteran quarterback who can teach and/or start

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As the Titans bid farewell to Kerry Collins and prepare to cut ties with Vince Young, they need a veteran presence on the depth chart to complement Jake Locker and Rusty Smith.

Coach Mike Munchak says they’re looking for a certain type of guy.  But Munchak’s explanation will make even Pacman Jones‘ head spin.  (Or maybe, just maybe, Pacman will be the only one to instantly understand it.)

“We’re not looking for a guy that’s not capable of starting and winning games for us,” Munchak told John Glennon of the Tennessean, via Twitter.

So, in English, the Titans are looking for a guy who is capable of starting and winning games.  (It must be that Penn State education.  And here come the complaints and/or West Virginia cracks.  It’s definitely not not worth it.)

Munchak added that he wants a quarterback who can teach the other two, compete with them and, if he can, beat them out.

Matt Hasselbeck has been linked to the Titans, but he’d need to be willing to take a back seat at some point to Locker.  That point may not come for a year, especially if Hasselbeck can win games.  Another possibility would be Marc Bulger, who has taken exception to the suggestion from former teammate Kurt Warner that Bulger has entered the happily-holding-a-clipboard phase of his career.

And then there’s the fact that Nashville isn’t all that far from Hattiesburg.

OK, we’ll shut up now.

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31 Responses to “Titans want a veteran quarterback who can teach and/or start”
  1. lbpackfan says: Jul 14, 2011 10:22 AM

    Bring back The Commander, Cody Carlson!

  2. 0mattfrye0 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:22 AM

    Don’t count out Jake Delomme to Titans. Expect the Browns to cut him once this lockout is over.

  3. doggz109 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:24 AM

    Kyle Orton would love to start somewhere and seems like a nice Collins clone.

  4. goldeelox says: Jul 14, 2011 10:32 AM

    Someone out there is just a text away.

  5. b7p19 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:33 AM

    Wow, I think the lockout finally broke you. I have no problem with the Penn State crack. That is probably as good a joke as a WVU grad can come up with.

  6. jagmania65 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:34 AM

    “Coach Munchack? Jeff George on line one…”

  7. winkeroni says: Jul 14, 2011 10:35 AM

    Vinny Testaverde?

  8. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 14, 2011 10:36 AM

    I think orton would be the best bet, but would Tenn give up future picks in order to get him for a year or two? seems unlogical considering they want at least a 2+ next year or a decent package.

    Kyle Bowler is out there. he’s good right?

    Howsabout Derrick Anderson, he proved he can play with the big dogs.

    Honestly I see them taking a good look at Dmac.. he’s got a cannon arm still and they can offer him the running game that he NEVER had. I’d actually like to see that revival

  9. fbourdier10 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:39 AM

    “the Titans are looking for a guy who is capable of starting and winning games”

    they’re gonna cut off the guy that did just that. how stupid can they be. bring back VY!!

  10. biggerballz says: Jul 14, 2011 10:44 AM

    still don’t know what VY did to get cut, the guy wins, and you got rid of the coach. Probably will let CJ hold out too, the titans are becoming the new bengels.

  11. jfrogwi says: Jul 14, 2011 10:46 AM

    Brent Favre?

  12. burgandyandgold says: Jul 14, 2011 10:56 AM

    Haynesworth and McNabb to the Titans for a 3rd and 4th round pick.

  13. flybirdsfly says: Jul 14, 2011 10:56 AM

    McNabb to the Titans.

    V. Young to the Eagles.

    Redskins get Hasselbeck.

    Seattle gets K. Kolb.

    It’s all a bit of stretch, but I feel the strongest about the Eagles signing V. Young.

  14. hobartbaker says: Jul 14, 2011 11:08 AM

    I’ll bet Favre has more the one offer on the table. If he wants to come back. But I doubt he will.

  15. NFLJunkie says: Jul 14, 2011 11:14 AM

    fbourdier10: Apparently you skipped the part where Munchak said they want a guy who can teach.

    Unless you want him teaching Locker all the lazy work habits and penchant for sulking like a spoiled brat when things don’t go his way that got him booted from the starting job (twice!) to put them in this position in the first place.

    No thanks!

  16. We'reFineThere says: Jul 14, 2011 11:19 AM

    flybirdsfly, it’s funny how the Eagles are linked to every bad personality out there. Since the Eagles only buy low, I guess I’d rather the bad human being discount over their usual stance of the injured guy discount.

  17. xli2006 says: Jul 14, 2011 11:21 AM

    flybirdsfly,

    I can tell you where Vince Young ISN’T going… The Eagles.

    McNabb might be moved, but the Skins should make sure they have something in place to work with and Hasselbeck (or Grossman) isn’t it either.

  18. Spencer says: Jul 14, 2011 11:53 AM

    Kyle Orton. But then again, the only time he came out of his robotic trance last season was to call the Titans out, so maybe not.

  19. sdw2001 says: Jul 14, 2011 12:00 PM

    flybirdsfly says:
    Jul 14, 2011 10:56 AM
    McNabb to the Titans.

    V. Young to the Eagles.

    Redskins get Hasselbeck.

    Seattle gets K. Kolb.

    It’s all a bit of stretch, but I feel the strongest about the Eagles signing V. Young.
    ———————–

    1. I would support that. I like a lot about Vince Young. He would compliment Vick nicely and would benefit from the Eagles coaching staff. I think Young can’t play for a guy like Jeff Fisher.

    2. Redskins are screwed either way. Hasselbeck is done.

    3. Seattle looks like a good fit for Kolb.

  20. tntitansfan10 says: Jul 14, 2011 12:18 PM

    Count Steve McNair out. Too soon?

  21. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 14, 2011 12:42 PM

    Take McNabb….PLEASE……and if ya want fata$$ back too, that’s fine………..But if the Redskins sign Vince Young, I’ll never root for them again until Snyder sells the team………You’ll see my video on youtube burning all my Skins garb in a fire pit, it’ll go viral overnight….

  22. brintfatre says: Jul 14, 2011 12:44 PM

    Matt Leinhart or Mcnabb.

  23. fbourdier10 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:27 PM

    NFLJunkie says:
    Jul 14, 2011 11:14 AM
    fbourdier10: Apparently you skipped the part where Munchak said they want a guy who can teach.

    Unless you want him teaching Locker all the lazy work habits and penchant for sulking like a spoiled brat when things don’t go his way that got him booted from the starting job (twice!) to put them in this position in the first place.

    No thanks!

    ——————————

    I read that part too, I didn’t miss that. I do believe Locker CAN learn from VY. Both players have the same skillset except VY is waaay more accurate throwing the ball as of late. Can’t say the same about Locker. I’m not convinced on him just yet from looking at his college stuff. As a Titan fan, give VY a fair shot since its his last year on his contract and see how he plays with out Fish holding his short leash. I just hope these hillbillies in Nashville get it.

  24. Nikhil Balakumar says: Jul 14, 2011 1:42 PM

    they should make a run at mcnabb if they want to win games now. this team has enough talent to win but there conservative free agent philosophy and sticking to running the ball

  25. rascalmanny says: Jul 14, 2011 1:53 PM

    If the Titans bring back VY I will NOT support the team for the duration of his stay.

    VY trashed his opportunity in nashville. He had it all at his fingertips but didn’t put the work in and didn’t respect the vets around him. After five yrs you still don’t know the playbook?

    And, just like McNabb, he became a cancer in the locker room…dividing the team up.

    Maybe one day he will realize what he had here…as compared to if he had been in NY or Philly or Chicago where he would have been tossed out after about two years. Here he had an owner who kissed his backside and a coach and fan base that gave him MORE than enough time and chances to turn things around.

  26. cookie2117 says: Jul 14, 2011 2:49 PM

    Mcnabb

  27. jtam963 says: Jul 14, 2011 3:37 PM

    Leinart anywhere?? Dude is a waste of roster spot n a BUM!!!!

  28. titansneedhelp says: Jul 14, 2011 3:41 PM

    “And then there’s the fact that Nashville isn’t all that far from Hattiesburg.”

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  29. firstroyal says: Jul 14, 2011 4:26 PM

    I am just looking for that ellusive coach that says “We are looking for a guy that can’t play and lose games for us”

  30. jcg23 says: Jul 14, 2011 4:52 PM

    They should pick up Matt Moore

  31. fmwarner says: Jul 14, 2011 6:19 PM

    I don’t want VY anywhere near the Eagles. We’ve had our fill of head cases lately. I’m talking to you, T.O. and the Andrews Sisters.

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