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Titans taking their time to name a starting quarterback

Nick Stephens,  Matt Hasselbeck,  Rusty Smith,  Jake Locker AP

Before Friday night, it’s possible that the starting quarterback job in Tennessee was Jake Locker’s to lose.

And it’s possible that he lost it.

On Saturday, coach Mike Munchak said no decision has been made as to a Week One starter, and that there’s no rush to do so.

“We have two more weeks to see plenty, so I guess when we feel we’re at that point we’ll make our announcements when we feel the time is right,” Munchak said Saturday, via the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The choices are Locker, the eighth pick in the 2011 draft, and Hasselbeck, a post-lockout free-agent acquisition who played extremely well last season for the Titan.

Previously, Munchak said he didn’t want to pick his Week One starter during the week preceding the Week One game against the Patriots.  Now, it’s looking like the process could take a while longer.

At some point, Munchak needs to embrace the possibility that having the Pats not know who they’ll be facing could provide a strategic edge.  It’s a tactic that former Bill Belichick pupil Eric Mangini tried a few years ago in Cleveland, with Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson vying for the job.

Then again, in Mangini’s case it’s possible that he was hoping that Brian Sipe would come out of retirement.

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4 Responses to “Titans taking their time to name a starting quarterback”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:48 PM

    Doesnt matter….titans blow anyways “!!! Cause stone cold said so! !!!

  2. CKL says: Aug 19, 2012 2:13 PM

    I think that it has to be Hass. I like them both but I think if it’s looking like a contending team, you start the vet. If he falters or they are out of it, go to Locker.

  3. snccoach says: Aug 19, 2012 2:26 PM

    It’s like the old saying, when you have two, you have none.

  4. rascalmanny says: Aug 19, 2012 6:08 PM

    This is getting old.

    Start Locker and let him learn. If he’s supposed to be the future it would be a waste to not do so.

    Meanwhile, Cam, Dalton, RG3, and Luck will have real game experience already under their belt.

    If Munch doesn’t have a decision before Game One then I really start to question Munch. Two QB’s never work. Pick one and go with it.

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