Up for Debate: Titans QB quandary

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 11:43pm

With the Titans ready to begin camp Friday, the franchise apparently might target veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who has opted to not re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks, according to media reports. Titans brass have made it clear they desire to add a veteran signal caller to the 53-man roster. Is Hasselbeck the ideal choice or would the team be better served targeting, among others, Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton or Washington QB Donovan McNabb? Or even journeyman Rex Grossman? Suppose the Titans do land one of the aforementioned quarterbacks. Should the starting nod go to rookie Jake Locker or the more seasoned veteran?

41 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 7/26/11 at 10:54

The starting nod should go to the best man for the job. That is, if they want to win their games.

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 4:46

That's why we pay the coaches millions....to make these decisions.
How OLD are these guys mentioned? KC was 38 and retired.
Unless you're Peyton Manning with that family DNA, over 35 is risky.

By: treehugger7 on 7/27/11 at 5:54

Who cares?! Can't you give us a topic that matters?

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 5:55

Hasselbeck was brilliant against New Orleans, but you have to wonder how much could be credited to the porous Saints D. Other than that, he's been injured more often than not. If they're looking for a one-year, lets get Locker ready QB, he's probably your guy. If you want to treat Locker like Aaron Rodgers, and have him sit a few years, I'd go with Orton.

I would start yogi at QB before I'd get Grossman.

By: Kosh III on 7/27/11 at 5:56

Agreed. How about discussing the various council races, you know, the ones the media doesn't think are important or exciting and therefore has not given any coverage.
Or the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow.

By: govskeptic on 7/27/11 at 5:59

Hasselbeck to open with Locker to be installed modestly as soon as possible! Some
rookie's have done well enough right from the start, not most, so let's see what
this guy has as soon as possible?

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 6:10

No! No more council race opinions.....FOOTBALL.
I bet 10 bucks the Titans pick up Hasselbeck.
5 bucks it's McNabb.
Every NFL team needs a trophy QB.
But, these guys are 35, 36 years old and will likely get injured.
Locker will get his chance sooner than later.
But, gD, I'd put Joe Namath in before "yogi". If I were center, I'd never want his hands where, er, you get the snap.

By: serr8d on 7/27/11 at 6:10

The Titans, under the new 'transition' rules, have until this Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET to either trade or cut Vince Young, or they'll owe him a $4.25 million roster bonus. Hopefully VY will be booted to the curb; because there's probably no team (except for Al Davis' Raiders) who would consider him a worthy addition and offer us anything in trade. Why should they, knowing he's to be cut?

Hasselbeck is likely the best QB of the ones mentioned; but I like Orton too. Either would give us breathing room, and a veteran starting QB.

Truly, something must be done. Rusty Smith can't start, he's lousy. Jake Locker is raw, and would be literally damaged goods for the rest of his career if he's thrown out there as a starter.

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 6:17

It's all moot now...


By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 6:24

Someone will pick up VY. He's only 27 and besides the nightmare in Tennessee, has a good record in Texas. 2007 Rose Bowl was his moment.
He'll want $50 million over 6 years and won't get it.
But, that tub of lard, Haynesworth got $100 million so anything's possible.

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 6:37

Personally, I don't care where VY ends up, as long as it's not on a team I favor.

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 6:49

Well, children, football is football. Since Barry Soetoro is opening the military to "proud" homosexuals, and forcing our children to be taught homosexuality is "normal", how about forcing the football teams to have a few queers on them.

Can't you imagine how entertaining it will be to watch those guys knocking the hell out out each other each play then hugging each other during their huddles between plays? WOW!!! Won't that be entertaining? And we can thank our federal government for their way of life in our entertainment center, because I think the majority of those in congress are a bunch of queers.

By: serr8d on 7/27/11 at 6:54

Good news indeed! A wise old sage coming in to mentor Locker and Smith, whilst himself transitioning into clipboard-holding status.

Prediction: Hasselbeck will be the best QB the Titans have had in years, since early this century.

Now, to persuade Chris Johnson to not hold out for 'mo' money, and hope that Kenny Britt not gets suspended for his stupidity(s), and hoping Mike Munchak weathers rookie head-coach jitters, and our anemic defense gets a bit more solid. Get those steps accomplished, and we might just see a decent season unfold.

By: house_of_pain on 7/27/11 at 7:31

VY might look good in a Cowboys uniform, gd.

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 7:46

Thankfully, we're set at QB, but he's welcome to wear a Cowboys uniform at any upcoming Star Trek convention.

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 7:47

Yogi, does it hurt when your knuckles drag on gravel?

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 7:53

Good luck with Johnson, serr8d. He should have held out the season after he got 2000 yards. Not many backs recover from that. He'll be lucky if he's still active in five years.

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 8:51

Naw, gdiafarte, it don't take as long to make sand that way.

By: BigPapa on 7/27/11 at 9:15

VY should go to Cinn. They need a veteran QB, he needs a job.

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 9:17

Yogi: Your post at 7:49 bears repeating. One actually has to read it twice to realize there are actually people like you walking among us in America.
I thank God that they are relegated to the south. So, when I hear, "southern hillbilly, redneck", I know exactly what they mean.
Either you're drunk, off your meds, or just mentally ill.
Either way, you don't belong on this board. Any board.
"Queers"? "A majority in Congress are queers"? "Queers" in the NFL?
Why don't you start up your contesting Mitt Romney's nomination because his father was born in Mexico? Make yourself useful.

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 9:18

VY, like Michael Vick, will get a 2nd chance.
I just hope he isn't too stupid to blow it.

By: brrrrk on 7/27/11 at 9:36

dargent7 said

"Unless you're Peyton Manning with that family DNA, over 35 is risky."

Risky's a good term. By the way, did any of you know that the average life expectancy of an NFL lineman is 52?

By: bfra on 7/27/11 at 9:39

VY needs to go to Cinn. - He might look better in stripes! LOL

By: BigPapa on 7/27/11 at 10:06

VY isn't a crimnal or thug.. he just has a fragile ego, and a very poor work ethic. I dont think he's really a "bad" guy, just one of those guys that got along on talent in college.

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 10:11


I actually believe you could think on the issue better if you could educate yourself on the qualification of eligibility based on the Constitution of the United States.

You're saying Mitt Romney isn't eligible to run for the office because his father was born in Mexico. Yet you're claiming Barack Obama is eligible with a father born in Kenya who never acquired American citizenship. How does that make him eligible? Because his mother was an American citizen?

On that same basis, Mitt Romney's mother was an American citizen. So does it make him ineligible because his father was born in Mexico?

You're stating Obama is eligible because he was born the the US. Well, based on your argument, won't Romney also be eligible since he was also born in the US?

I must say, its a shame you can't seem to understand what you are reading.

Oh, by the way, can you explain how there was different colors on Barack Obama's 'birth certificate' ? I'm sure you can explain how typewriters printed in different colors back in 1961.

By: brrrrk on 7/27/11 at 10:17

BigPapa said

"VY isn't a crimnal or thug.. he just has a fragile ego, and a very poor work ethic. I dont think he's really a "bad" guy, just one of those guys that got along on talent in college."

I think that's a very accurate statement. Most good player (and especially QB's) are catered to in the college system.... and by that I mean that the system is pretty much designed around their strengths. As a result, they don't get very much in the way of variety in terms of exposure to other types of systems. This ends up being a point of frustration once they make it to the pros.... especially if what they are now expected to do is unlike anything they had to do before. Some players can make that adjustment and do it well, others can not.

By: bfra on 7/27/11 at 10:30

JOKE Big Papa - Didn't you see the LOL?

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 10:34

Obama was born in the United States. Honolulu , Hawai'i.
That's the litmus test for being a legal President..."born on US soil".
As much as everyone loves Arnold Schwarznegger, he was born in Austria, so he could never be President. Aside from Orin Hatch's Amendment to allow foreign borned allowable.
You fringe nut-cases say Obama WASN'T born in Hawai'i, but Kenya.
Further, even if he was born in Hawai'i, since his father was born in Kenya he doen't qualify.
ergo, if Romney's dad was born in Mexico, uncle Mitt wouldn't qualify even though Mitt was born in Detroit, Mich according to your "Birther's" logic.
So, which is it?
Getting into the mind's of a Charles Manson is hard work.

By: dargent7 on 7/27/11 at 10:41

brrrk: All NFL football players have been "in the game" since Jr. High.
All were Varsity, all lettered, all went to college on a schlorship.
In the NFL it boils down to leadership and following direction, coaches direction, studying game tapes, and learning to read a playbook.
VY is a perfect example of someone who had minimal academic skills and intelligence, but was "gifted" athletically.
He was also emotionally immature. It caught up with him in 4 short years.

By: treehugger7 on 7/27/11 at 12:00

Yogi--get over it!! It is what it is...

By: Kosh III on 7/27/11 at 1:06

Funny how Yogi yammers about the Constitution when it comes to the President but is quite happy to ignore the most basic principle of our government and society which is EQUALITY.
Like most conservatives, they want to exclude anyone who doesn't meet their imagined standard or conform to their religious opinion.
How very VERY un-American.

And of course Yogi, who gets oooo so offended when he is insulted, was quite happy to sling out the insults at other CITIZENS for no better reason than personal despite or malice. What a Repubturd.

By: bfra on 7/27/11 at 1:11

Kosh III - Very aptly put!

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 1:44

Sorry, Kosh III,

I understand your ignorance with the rest of your co-horts.
Now may I ask (to you) a stupid question? What law allows congress top change the
Constitution without the approval of the citizens?

For any amendment to be made in the Constitution, 38 states would have to approve it through votes by the citizens. But hell, I guess congress has changed that. After all, they can set their salaries, medical care and retirement plan. I mean, why should someone doing the citizens a favor serving in congress for at least one term not be entitled to a lifelong paycheck.

But with me? I just consider the source and ignore their ignorance..

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 2:01


How does it feel like to be Charles Manson's twin?

You say Barack Obama was born on American soil therefore making him eligible to be elected president

Then you say even though Mitt Romney was born on American soil, he isn't eligible to be elected president. Huh?

Let's compare: In 1961, Barack Obama's father was a Kenyan who never became a naturalized American citizen. His mother was an 18 year old American citizen. Now, look it up; not living in the US for at least 5 consecutive years after her 14th birthday she could not pass her American citizenship to a child whose father was a foreigner.

Now let's compare Mitt Romney's birth; his father was an American citizen who was born in Mexico. His mother was an American citizen. How does that disqualify him to run for that office?

Now, let's look into it a little deeper: Mitt Romeny was willing to prove he was legally eligible to run for that office at the first mention of it.

For over two years, Barack Obama refused to show one piece of paper as proof of his legal eligibility.

Call me what you wish, folks, unless you are all in the communist party with him, I call you a bunch of damned idiots backing an illegal usurper of that office.

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 2:07

Why do you keep feeding the teatard?

By: bfra on 7/27/11 at 2:23

By: gdiafante on 7/27/11 at 8:47

Yogi, does it hurt when your knuckles drag on gravel?

WHO feeds the troll?

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 2:49

Well, children,

As I have posted before, whether you like it or not, until NCP tells me to get off this site, I'm going to continue to make my point of the usurper in office known.

I'm sure you all think the Kenyan ambassador is lying when he said they were restoring his home as his museum. Why did he say it; because he's a constant liar like Obama?

And I'm sure you all understand why he doesn't want you to know who the hell he is.

Don't want to read what I'm posting? don't read it.

By: bfra on 7/27/11 at 3:12

yogi - Evidently you don't read it either, or have absolutely NO memory. It's the same bs over & over & over. Is Obama the only person in your feeble head?

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 4:24


It can be bs in your feeble mind, but facts are facts. Its hard to understand how any true American can accept a person who tells one lie after another and refuses to show his "fellow" American citizens he is who he claims to be.

You accept it? So be it, I don't; and I won't until he or you prove me wrong. And I don't mean for you to make a simple statement of who he is, prove it.

Hell, you may have his legal birth certificate. Let's see it.

By: brrrrk on 7/27/11 at 4:30

yogiman said

"As I have posted before, whether you like it or not, until NCP tells me to get off this site, I'm going to continue to make my point of the usurper in office known."

Thanks for the idea.....

By: yogiman on 7/27/11 at 6:21


I honestly feel sorry for you idiots.