The Tennessee Titans are just a few days away from their their first preseason game in Seattle where they will square off against the Seahawks.
This will be a homecoming for quarterbacks Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck. Locker played his college ball with Washington and Hasselbeck spent the majority of his 14-year career with the Seahawks
"It will feel weird for me to be coming out of the other locker room said Hasselbeck, "I spent a lot of time there and have a lot of great memories there and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to get to go back, it should be fun."
That being said, Seattle will be the perfect stage to showcase both quarterbacks. Both are currently locked in a heated battle for the starting position and they will again be splitting reps on August 11th.
"I'm not sure who will be starting yet." said Hasselbeck "We haven't even talked about that, we've just reviewing film from our practice game in Atlanta. We haven't really talked at all about Seattle. I'm preparing to practice well today and tomorrow and whatever they decide to do Saturday night I'll be ready to go."
Titans coach Mike Munchak said the staff would huddle on Wednesday night and Thursday to discuss playing time.
Conventional wisdom would say that Hasselbeck would get the call against his former team, given that he is the incumbent starter from a year ago. But Munchak said a final decision will be made probably by Thursday.
“We'll talk with the staff. We'll probably start talking about Seattle tonight and tomorrow. We'll talk tonight about personnel and make the decisions tomorrow on who's going to play when and how long and all those things,” he said. “It's just like practice out here. They're both gonna play about the same amount of time, so I just think it's a matter of them both going out and playing the best they can when they're out there.”
Locker and Hasselbeck will likely continue to split reps until the third preseason game where Munchak has said he would like to have a starter in place.
The Seahawks host the Titans on Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The game will be shown on NFL Network and WKRN-Channel 2 locally.