Oct 9, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) scrambles with the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans to Start Hasselbeck Again VS Pittsburgh Steelers

The Tennessee Titans will once again be starting QB Matt Hasselbeck Thursday night when the Titans face the Pittsburgh Steelers at LP field, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

“Jake is getting better, no doubt about that,” Munchak said. “The last couple of days he feels a lot better. But I think for a short week it wouldn’t make any sense to try and hurry him back. We’ll hold him and start thinking about the next game, Buffalo week.”

That’s definitely not what we all wanted to hear, but it was to be expected, as Wyatt said. The Titans want to be careful with Locker and make sure he’s in good health the next time he sees the field, in order to keep his shoulder healthy. That doesn’t mean we won’t be hearing about him getting surgery in the offseason. But that’s a worry for another day.

It’s a short turnaround for the Titans, who looked like an absolute mess in Minnesota. It’s hard to be optimistic of them turning anything around in that amount of time. If they could get the run game going, that would be a miracle.

With Hasselbeck sitting at 4 turnovers in just 2 games, I’m a little nervous to see him start again. He was struggling with accuracy a lot last game and he looks like he’s definitely on the downhill slope of his career. Rusty looked almost just as good at the end of the game. I’d almost rather see him play.

That’s how bad things are.

Hopefully this is the last time this season I have to write about Locker sitting out with an injury. This team needs him.

 

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