But describing it as such may be over-selling it, according to columnist David Climer of The Tennesseean.
“Are you buying this?” Climer wrote. “I’m not.”
Whether it’s because the early schedule is difficult, or because they’re not ready to hand it over to Locker in a division they think they’re competitive in, there seems to be momentum pushing it Hasselbeck’s way.
Of course, that early schedule (New England and Detroit at home, trips to San Diego and Houston in the first four weeks) could also create the opportunity for change.
They didn’t draft Locker to let him sit long-term, and if Hasselbeck gets off to a slow start, there will be no reason not to make the switch in October. And even if he doesn’t, Titans owner Bud Adams could pick up the phone and make a call, and it could happen anyway.