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10:44 AM ET 03.12 | I have no doubt Matt Hasselbeck is one name on the Titans' radar. The long-time Seahawks quarterback, scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, has ties to a Titans front office that includes GM Mike Reinfeldt, VP of Player Personnel Ruston Webster and Director of Pro Scouting Lake Dawson. If Hasselbeck doesn't return to the Seahawks, I expect the Titans to be in play. And in the end, he's probably more gettable than Carson Palmer.

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March 12, 2011  10:49 AM ET

Is there a mad scramble for his services?

March 12, 2011  10:52 AM ET

And in the end, he's probably more gettable than Carson Palmer.


From what I read, Palmer is only interested in teams located in California.

And I'd be hesitant to trade for any player who threatens to retire when he doesn't get his way.

March 12, 2011  10:59 AM ET

That would be a good move!

March 12, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That would be a good move!

I agree - give him a RB and improve the O-Line and he would be a good add for the TiTans.

March 12, 2011  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree - give him a RB and improve the O-Line and he would be a good add for the TiTans.

That playoff game against the Saints jacked his stock way up.

March 12, 2011  11:29 AM ET

Hasselbeck is a mediocre QB. He's never thrown for 4,000 yards, gets hurt... a lot and throws for a lot of picks. A stiff wind will put him out with yet another back injury.

March 12, 2011  11:49 AM ET

I agree with Smoss. Anytime you run into the endzone untouched and throw your back out, it's going to be a bad move for some team. I would only take him if he dropped his asking price. Oh wait, there's a lockout so never mind.

March 12, 2011  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And I'd be hesitant to trade for any player who threatens to retire when he doesn't get his way.

I won't hold that one against Palmer. It's the Bengals, and retaining the services of Marvin Lewis for any reason is probably not encouraging to anyone who has any affiliation to the team. Except Marvin Lewis, of course.

March 12, 2011  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hasselbeck is a mediocre QB. He's never thrown for 4,000 yards, gets hurt... a lot and throws for a lot of picks. A stiff wind will put him out with yet another back injury.

Hard to argue with that, but the Titans options seem to be limited. They still haven't technically released VY yet, have they?

March 12, 2011  12:13 PM ET

there's some mileage left on those tires. He's been to the Super Bowl, so obviously a good O-line and RB would be his two best friends. He's done as far as his time with the SeaHawks are concerned, but he wouldn't be the first experienced veteran quarterback to move to another team and have success ala Kurt Warner.

March 12, 2011  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I won't hold that one against Palmer. It's the Bengals, and retaining the services of Marvin Lewis for any reason is probably not encouraging to anyone who has any affiliation to the team. Except Marvin Lewis, of course.

I agree it's a special situation.

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March 12, 2011  12:20 PM ET

hasselbeck is to old and to fragile to be of any use in the titans offense .

March 12, 2011  01:38 PM ET

His mileage is way to high.

March 12, 2011  02:18 PM ET

More "gettable"? What Pulitzer winner is writing these comments anyway? But of course he or she is correct - Hasslebeck is a nice, long-term answer for the Titans.

March 12, 2011  02:38 PM ET

I guess it's an okay move given their QB situation but good luck keeping him healthy or counting on him for more than a year or two.

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March 12, 2011  03:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He's been to the Super Bowl

So have Trent Dilfer and Rex Grossman.

March 12, 2011  04:07 PM ET

From what I read, CP has enough money. I find it refreshing when we have an
occasional story about a player who does NOT put money FIRST. Despite
what Dick Armey says, more money, lower taxes these things do NOT make us
happier. I believe in the research that shows that doing something we love
and helping others make us happier. Hey, CP just wants to make his family
happier.

I, for one, find a threat to retire as much more commendable than a threat of
a holdout.

 
March 12, 2011  04:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

So have Trent Dilfer and Rex Grossman.

Don't forget, Eli Manning.

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