Up for Debate: Why not Locker?

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:31am

How good of a shot do you think Jake Locker has at being starting quarterback for the Titans next season? Would it be best to go ahead and invest in Locker, or keep Matt Hasselbeck as starter for one more year?

61 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 4:16

Who should care who is the starting quarterback except the coach. Football is just another game.

By: dargent7 on 6/7/12 at 4:28

Too bad the Titans didn't acquire Peyton Manning. Then we all would know who would be the starter.
As long as they got rid of Young and Collins, let Hasselbeck and Locker fight for the position during spring training.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 5:29

Football is the game. The longest part of the year is when hockey winds down and before training camp starts...

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 6:53

Ability is the best factor for any job. Confidence is a great asset.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 6:56

Locker's the future. Might as well start him, if it goes south, you have Hassleback. Most teams would like to have a backup like that.

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 6:59

Football is THE game only to particular people, gdiafarte. To others it's basketball, or tennis, or soccer, or whatever sport they like to participate in or watch.

To me, past the high school years of the children, it's none of the above. All sports are just jobs.

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 7:01

What do you mean, "if it goes south"? What about if it goes north. It's a helluva lot (worse) colder in the north than it is in the south.

By: dargent7 on 6/7/12 at 7:10

"Yogi" 's 8:01am post should be framed and displayed in all mental institutions.
Maybe his style of humor is so avant garde it just sails right over my head?

By: BenDover on 6/7/12 at 7:13

I think I'd want to come on about mid-season. Titans could easily start out 0 in 7 this year.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 7:46

The NFL is the most popular league in this country by far.

Too early to say Ben. Last year at this time, everyone was sure that CJ was worth the money...

The only thing I know for sure is that every team is a contender in June.

By: BenDover on 6/7/12 at 7:57

Everyone except me, gd.

CJ's fun to watch but what good is a Back if you can't count on him in a 3rd and 1 situation. Basic physics.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 8:03

There's the Bud Adams factor to consider. Bud might step in and tell Munchak to start Locker. Or if his medication off, demand they start Dan Pastorini. Its always an adventure here in good old Nashville.

By: BigPapa on 6/7/12 at 8:05

This year we get to find out if last year was an abomination, or is CJ just D O N E. The fact that his game is based 98% on speed makes me queasy.

TN's schedule is brutal, so they could easily open the gate at 0-4, I dont think Vegas has them favored in any game until week 12. Could be a long season.

By: bfra on 6/7/12 at 8:10

Hassleback certainly hasn't been anything to brag about, give Locker a chance. Now if you listen to the announcers, Hassleback is greatest football player ever, even while making fumbles, throwing interceptions or just plain dropping the ball. Sickening!

By: bfra on 6/7/12 at 8:12

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 5:16

Who should care who is the starting quarterback except the coach. Football is just another game.
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As stated by a 1 track mind idiot & everybody knows where the 1 track keeps his mind.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 8:15

yogi will soon demand to see the starting quarterback's birth certificate.

By: bfra on 6/7/12 at 8:21

slacker - He is probably busy at this very minute, searching all of his garbage sites for proof that he really isn't a quarterback. LOL

By: Rasputin72 on 6/7/12 at 8:24

In reviewing 51 years of Oiler/Titan history I really don't think that the starting quarterback in 2012 makes a lot of difference.

This franchise is in the NFL for champions to go through on their way to glory.

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 8:37

Just wondering: How would you children have liked football back in the "old days" when they just ran the ball instead of throwing (I mean passing) it. Then came the advancements of thoughts and power. A coach figured out throwing it was legal, so they tricked their opponents occasionally by throwing a "pass". The other coaches began playing copy cat and It perked the game up more. Then it got to passing and running pretty equal. How many runs do you have in a game now?

Back in the old days the uniforms were made of canvas; tough, hard and heavy. I'll never forget when my team was given the "new" uniforms. I felt naked in one until I understood it was just glued to my body. At least it felt like it.

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 8:38

What track is your mind on, bfra? Let me know, I might get on it with you.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 8:39

Yogi, the forward pass was legalized in 1906...just how freaking old are you?

By: bfra on 6/7/12 at 8:44

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 9:38

What track is your mind on, bfra? Let me know, I might get on it with you.
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Sorry yogi, you couldn't make the grade! You prove that 24/7.

By: bfra on 6/7/12 at 8:46

yogi's football was probably like his few days in college, couldn't make the grade there either.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 8:54

yogi often ran the Fumblerooski, at Birther U.

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 9:01

slacker,

Other than common citizens that are required to present their birth certificate to get a driver's license, or begin elementary school as beginning points in their lives, there is two positions where a birth certificate should be an actual certificate needed for proof of a person's legal eligibility to run for that position.

To put a little knowledge in that minimal brain you're working so hard with, those two positions are the President and Vice-President of this nation. And I think the Speaker of the House should be thrown into that pot with them; because if the President and Vice-President both leave office the Speaker then has to take over. Remember Gerald Ford? What if he had been a naturalized citizen instead of a natural born citizen?

To help that brain a little more, mistakes have been made in the USA ever since it began to exist based on the Constitution. Those mistakes have been corrected by Congress by getting the citizens to accept Amendments to the Constitution to correct said mistakes.

Barry Soetoro has shown the frugality of not requiring one seeking the two main offices of this nation to prove they are legally eligible to run for said office.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:04

That's wasn't a football he fumbled...

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:05

s/h/b that

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 9:09

gdiafarte,

The passes were legal but they didn't throw them. At least not in Gallatin and Portage WI when I went to school. They had reached the stage of (in essence) a trick pass.

It was in my later days when they began using the T shaped backfield to throw more passes.

That's when the QB began placing his hand up the center's a$$ to receive the ball (football that is).

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 9:15

yogi's school didn't own a football, they had to use a watermelon. Very difficult to pass.

By: BenDover on 6/7/12 at 9:18

I'll be watching Fisher over at the Rams. That'll be some hard-hitting clock-owning football right there. I'm betting 9 - 7 with a wild-card shot and that they'll win in their division against everyone but SF.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:21

Yogi's the oldest living veteran of the Spanish American War. He hid in TR's mustache at San Juan hill.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 9:21

Ben, Sam Bradford is Joe Montana reincarnated, but he seems to be fragile.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:22

I expect a let-down from SF, Ben. Smith overachieved last year. He just isn't that good. I think the Rams can steal one.

By: brrrrk on 6/7/12 at 9:36

dargent7 said

"Maybe his style of humor is so avant garde it just sails right over my head?"

Yeah, avant garde... that's what immediately came to my mind... :-)

By: BigPapa on 6/7/12 at 9:40

I think Hasselbeck did fine considering C was having 50 yrd games, and once Britt went down the entire offense struggled to do much- but take the starting WR off any team and they will suffer.

I still think our Def stinks. Without a serviceable D and if we have no run game (again) then this team will have a high draft pick next year.

By: brrrrk on 6/7/12 at 9:44

The way I see it, the Titans suffer from the same disease that a lot of other teams suffer from...QB-itis. They spend far to much time looking for that messiah in the QB position when they really should focus far more on the offensive line. If Peyton Manning has shown anything, it's that you don't have to have a super duper athletic player in the QB position (not that Manning wasn't a GOOD athlete), you just have to have a smart one.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:50

I think what teams are looking for in a QB is stability. They don't want a lot of turnover at that position. And for every QB that sits a year or two and then kills (Rodgers) you have a Cam Newton, that does it out of the gate. So what's the best way?

I think there is only one way for Locker to learn, and that's to be out there. What wisdom will Hasselback give him? How to be middle of the pack?

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 9:51

What do you "men" think about the facetious remark he made at a fund raiser in LA recently when he he was talking about his wife's exercise routine?

He said: "Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well" after saying that she's taken some criticism on her technique "because she doesn't go all the way down"... a line that he let hang naughtily, provoking laughter from the crowd.

A great joke for a president of the USA to place on his wife, isn't it?

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 9:54

Want some cheese with that whine, yogi?

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 9:56

Hasselbeck brought maturity, and a good attitude to the Titans. He understands his role is to mentor Locker. He's a nice guy, but we know where they finish.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 9:58

Didn't see your post gdiafante, I agree with you, start Locker.

By: brrrrk on 6/7/12 at 10:05

slacker said

"Didn't see your post gdiafante, I agree with you, start Locker."

I agree as well. After all, it's not like the Titans have a shot at going to the Super Bowl this year.... so why not throw Locker into the fire so he can learn how not to get burnt.

By: brrrrk on 6/7/12 at 10:07

slacker said

"yogi's school didn't own a football, they had to use a watermelon. Very difficult to pass."

But great for the after game party....

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 10:24

We had a whole crop of watermelon footballs for back ups, brrrrk. If it got broke on a tackle we could get a 'hunk' of it to eat before the next play. If we busted them all before the game was over we had to give the win to the team with the highest score at that time.

Do any of you children remember when Hendersonville had a 6 man team with only 1 substitute? That was a few years ago so I doubt if any of you had been born then. Or the memory section of your brains developed yet?

By: BigPapa on 6/7/12 at 11:25

TV ratings: NBA got a 5.7 last night. NHL posted another .4. An infomercial on NC5 put up a .7 at 2am.

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 11:31

BigPapa, the NBA playoff's start in march, and end after the Superbowl.
They don't bother with a season.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 11:45

So now we know...call him Big Papa Nielson. What did Through the Wormhole get? That's what I was watching...

By: yogiman on 6/7/12 at 11:45

Has Barack Obama been caught in another lie with his denial of never being a member of the New Party which whose goal is to move the Democratic Party to the far left to form a new political party with socialist agenda?

It seems in 1996 the party's newspaper reported as a boast; "New Party members won three other primaries this Spring in Chicago: Barack Obama (State Senate), Michael Chandler (Democratic Party Committee) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)."

Which one is lying: him, or them?

By: slacker on 6/7/12 at 11:53

A Billy Mays ''Awesome Auger'' re-run, got a 3. Billy's legend lives on.

By: gdiafante on 6/7/12 at 11:57

You can't hold the 90's against politicians, yogi. Back then, Republicans were Socialists too (this is when they came up with "Obamacare").