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Locker shows poise vs. Seahawks

The Titans quarterback competition was on display Saturday night when Tennessee took on the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link field.

Matt Hasselbeck's grip on the starting position might not be quite as firm as it was early on. But the battle is far from over.

Hasselbeck finished the day 5 of 9 for 45 yards with two interceptions, while Jake Locker completed 7 of 13 passes for 80 yards.

The first of Hasselbeck's two interceptions was not his fault, as on the first play of the game, the ball bounced off a diving Nate Washington and was intercepted by Brandon Browner and returned for a score.

However, Hasselbeck later thew a ball deep coverage on third-and-20, and that was intercepted on an overthrown. However, coach Mike Munchak said that the deep ball basically served as a punt, given the Titans horrible down and distance in that situation.

Locker looked very comfortable running the two-minute drill, at one point during the drive he was 5 of 5, just before the drive stalled in the red zone and the Titans had to settle for a Rob Bironas 32-yard field goal.

Locker was throwing the ball with plenty of zip and was very accurate while throwing on the run. He regularly hit Damian Williams and Kendall Wright for completions.

Tennessee has three more preseason games, but the Titans have to like the look at the future they got Saturday night from Locker. The question to be answered in the remaining preseason games is whether the future starts now.

Tennessee will get back to work Monday and prepare for their second preseason matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night.

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