Too soon for Locker over Hasselbeck

Did playing Jake Locker cost the Tennessee Titans a win? Last year the Titans were 9-7 with veteran Matt Hasselbeck leading the way. Jake Locker is the future, but is it time to play him and go through the growing pains?

It's a tough call for the Titans, but the team did look like it was better when Hasselbeck came into the game. Locker joined most of the other inexperienced quarterbacks with turnovers early in the game.

The AFC wild-card spots look wide open to me and whether or not Locker's shoulder is serious enough to keep him out, it may be time anyway for the old veteran.

Pat Kirwan has been around the league since 1972, serving in a variety of roles. He was a scout for the Cardinals and Buccaneers, a coach for the Jets as well as the team's Director of Player Administration where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, and the host of Sirius NFL Radio's Moving the Chains.
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