On Saturday, Mike Munchak said he had plenty of time to make a quarterback decision, and planned to use it.
Then Sunday, he said he wanted to make an announcement today.
There was a sense in Titans camp that Locker would have had to play his way out of the job, and despite a mighty effort Friday night, he apparently did not.
That means he’ll be under center Thursday against the Bucs, and then again on Sept. 9 against New England.
The move relegates Matt Hasselbeck to the bench, despite a solid season last year. Ultimately, he did his job, buying Locker and the Titans coaches a little time, to get the guy they picked in the first round last year ready.