Veteran Matt Hasselbeck, meanwhile, is learning his first new offense in more than a decade on the fly. It’s not a big surprise that the Titans offense has looked rough around the edges early in camp.
Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer admits Hasselbeck has been “struggling” to learn new offense, but he continues to make strides. Hasselbeck will make $9 million this year, so he will be given time to adjust. It’s not like Jake Locker is in better shape learning a new offense.
Titans coach Mike Munchak says Locker will get time with the first team during the preseason. The Titans will have to balance Locker’s needs with getting enough work for Hasselbeck.
We can’t help but think how far behind Bill Belichick and Tom Brady say the Patriots are compared to normal. They haven’t been able to install big chunks of their playbook.
If a veteran team like the Patriots is way behind, it will be a challenge for teams like the Titans to catch up this year.