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Hasselbeck one step closer to Titans?

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08:04 AM ET 07.08 | What does Kerry Collins' retirement have to do with the Seahawks? His retirement means that Tennessee will almost certainly be looking for a veteran quarterback to bridge the gap until rookie Jake Locker is ready to start. Not only that, but three of the Titans' top front-office executives came from Seattle: Mike Reinfeldt, Ruston Webster and Lake Dawson. That means they've got some familiarity and a great deal of affection for a certain follically challenged quarterback who's unsigned at the moment. So is Tennessee a possible landing spot for Matt Hasselbeck? Absolutely. The question will be how much money Titans owner Bud Adams will pony up to pay a free agent knowing that he's also going to be on the hook for Locker's rookie contract.

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July 8, 2011  08:07 AM ET

As long as he doesn't step in it.


one would think he might go to the Browns?

July 8, 2011  08:13 AM ET

FOLLICALLY CHALLENGED>>>bald; variant spelling and pronunciation of "follicularly challenged," only this spelling and pronunciation looks and sounds better.
The follically-challenged look on today's men is quite widespread, and aesthetically appealing to the fairer sex.

From the Urban dictionary

July 8, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Signing Hasselbeck might get CJ2K in the fold sooner than later...

July 8, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Signing Hasselbeck might get CJ2K in the fold sooner than later...

That would be sweet.

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July 8, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Now that Kerry Collins announced his retirement, they gotta go with someone like Hasselbeck who knows Ruston Webster (VP) and Mike Reinfeld (GM) quite well.

July 8, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Signing Hasselbeck might get CJ2K in the fold sooner than later...

Johnson wants the Titans to show him some love ($$$$$)

July 8, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Johnson wants the Titans to show him some love ($$$$$)

Which will be more difficult if they have to squeeze a big contract to a free-agent quarterback under the cap, too.

July 8, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Hasselbeck is still a Seahawk. The 'hawks would be stupid to let him go...which means they might just do that. Sorry...nevermind...I'll shut up now.

July 8, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Now what was the point of mentioning he was follically challenged?

July 8, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hasselbeck is still a Seahawk. The 'hawks would be stupid to let him go...which means they might just do that. Sorry...nevermind...I'll shut up now.

Not once a new CBA is agreed upon. His contract is up. Over.

July 8, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Not once a new CBA is agreed upon. His contract is up. Over.

He may just decide to play out his career in Seattle. He knows the system. At this point, I don't see him as a risk-taker or the kind of guy who's much up for the challenge of a new team.

July 8, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Hasselbeck ain't goin' anywhere!!! Think about it, why would he give up a starting gig in Seattle for a part-time starter role in Tennessee. Seattle execs are already on the record as indicating they want him back, so that will prolly happen. A better bet to happen, is ... wait for it ... Brett Favre coming to town. He is in a perfect position here - he can come in and start a few games until the kid is ready, or until he breaks his ego, or maybe he plays the whole year and Locker takes over next. This is vintage( last 5 years anyway) Favre - he waffles and vacillates, then makes a decision, comes in and gets a fat paycheck.

July 8, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He may just decide to play out his career in Seattle. He knows the system. At this point, I don't see him as a risk-taker or the kind of guy who's much up for the challenge of a new team.

Maybe not but we are still waiting for He Who Shall Not Be Named to come out and throw his hat in the ring. I can feel it any day now a thread in his honor. Plus he would be closer to home and his tractor.

July 8, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hasselbeck ain't goin' anywhere!!! Think about it, why would he give up a starting gig in Seattle for a part-time starter role in Tennessee. Seattle execs are already on the record as indicating they want him back, so that will prolly happen. A better bet to happen, is ... wait for it ... Brett Favre coming to town. He is in a perfect position here - he can come in and start a few games until the kid is ready, or until he breaks his ego, or maybe he plays the whole year and Locker takes over next. This is vintage( last 5 years anyway) Favre - he waffles and vacillates, then makes a decision, comes in and gets a fat paycheck.

Beat me to it LOL

July 8, 2011  09:18 AM ET

I'm pretty numb now that I've become convinced that Farve is actually a decent fit here.

July 8, 2011  09:26 AM ET

Ahhh the F word=thread killer

July 8, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm pretty numb now that I've become convinced that Farve is actually a decent fit here.

Damn... I'm sorry.

July 8, 2011  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Damn... I'm sorry.

Sorry that I'm numb or sorry that I actually think Farve would work out?

 
July 8, 2011  11:00 AM ET

I'm a Titans fan and a Farve hater, but I actually agree he might be a good fit here. As long as he doesn't bring the circus

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