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St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans: Report on Titans' Quarterbacks

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 13:  Matt Hasslbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans offers encouragement to teammate Jake Locker #10 before a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at LP Field on August 13, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Chad MintonCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2011

The quarterback position has been a troubled one for a long time now, and both Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker have been brought in to fix that in 2011.

Both quarterbacks looked solid in the preseason opener against the Vikings, which turned out to be a 14-3 win.

Hasselbeck has the mechanics you would expect from a veteran quarterback, but he's still learning the Titans' system that is still relatively new to him.

Locker, on the other hand, is a rookie, and all rookies have learning curves no matter how talented they are.

It's safe to say that Locker is talented, and he displayed that by throwing a laser for a touchdown last Saturday in the win over the Vikings.

There's also a battle going on for that third-string position between Rusty Smith and Brett Ratliff.

Smith may have the upper hand in that battle as of now, but he has to improve greatly from his performance last week.

The Rams ranked 14th in total defense in 2010, so the first-team offense for the Titans should have plenty of scoring opportunities.

We'll follow each and every Titans quarterback's performance live tonight.

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