Jake Locker said on Tuesday that head coach Mike Munchaks decision to start him on Friday at Tampa Bay in the Tennessee Titans second preseason game wasnt a big deal.
Somehow, it feels differently.
The palpable excitement on Lockers face in video posted on the teams Web site contrasted with 2011 starter Matt Hasselbecks initial downcast manner, though Hasselbeck said all of the right things and downplayed the situation.
By the time the game ends, the Titans will have been through three weeks of camp roughly half way towards their season opener against New England at LP Field. Logic would dictate that a decision is coming soon.
The third preseason game is the most important, the only one for which teams game plan. The sooner the Titans make a decision, the more Locker would stand to benefit. He would gain more repetitions in practice with the first team and have more opportunity to work on chemistry with the teams receivers. Playing most of the third game at home against Arizona...