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This will probably be the toughest decision to make for Mike Munchak when it comes time to make that decision.
On one hand, the Titans have Matt Hasselbeck, who was a major reason why they were even competitive last season. He was the glue that held the team together with his veteran presence.
On the other hand, they have dynamic second-year player Jake Locker, who is the future of the franchise. He played great in the games when he did see the field, most notably in his comeback attempt against Atlanta.
Hasselbeck's experience will most likely be enough to trump Locker's extraordinary talent, and that's mainly due to the tough schedule right out of the gate.
After getting New England at home, the Titans will travel across the country to San Diego, come back home for Detroit and then travel over to Houston.
It would not be entirely crazy to think that the Titans could be 1-3 or even 0-4 after that onslaught of games.
I can't see Munchak throwing Locker out there until the Titans begin to slump. Locker may be as ready as he'll ever be to become the full-time starter for the Titans, but Munchak will play the waiting game.
Hasselbeck showed that he still has enough gas in the tank to make this team competitive with pretty much anyone, and we'll find out real quick if Hasselbeck still has it when he gets New England at LP Field.