Hasselbeck struggling in deficit situations

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  1. Titans Insider

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    Titans coach Mike Munchak said he’d hoped a week’s worth of first-team reps might benefit quarterback Matt Hasselbeck going into the Minnesota game, but Hasselbeck still struggled at times in the contest.

    He threw his third interception in two weeks, and he threw a couple of other passes that should have been picked off. So far this season, Hasselbeck has completed 49-of-79 passes (62 percent) for 436 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. His quarterback rating is 73.6, down from the 82.4 he posted last year.

    “He hasn’t played much,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “The fact he (hasn’t been) the starter, I was hoping this game would go better for that reason because he had the whole week in practice.

    “(But) it’s a tough place to play, no doubt, playing in Minnesota with that crowd noise. They’ve been known for that for a long time.”

    Munchak said the fact the Titans have so often been playing from behind isn’t helpful to the quarterbacks.

    “When you throw the ball 50 times, which again we didn’t want to have to do against a good pass rush, it makes it hard,” Munchak said. “You can’t drop back that many times.

    “We’re putting both our quarterbacks under a lot of pressure to perform, and our receivers, because of the games we’re getting into. It makes it hard. You’re expecting the guy to carry your team and you’re not going to win many games doing that.”

    Source: Titans Insider
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  2. Ryno

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    Munchak definitely aced Fisherspeakology 101.

    Ya we're throwing the ball 50 times a game because the o-line can't block and when they actually do block a certain individual dances in the backfield and can't decide which hole he wants to go through. The worst part is those 50 pass attempts are coming from a ridiculous amount of possessions because the offense can't seem to produce more than 5 play drives.
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  3. SoCalTitan867

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    Should be titled "Hasselbeck Struggles In Drop Back Situations." Sorry guys. I can't bear the thought of seeing Kerry Collins sober brother on the field again. And what is Munch saying here, Hasselbeck can't play from behind? Sounds like he's well worth the money, good call FO, good call. Ugh.
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  4. RavensShallBurn

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    He struggles in all situations.
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  5. GeronimoJackson

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    MH has been average his entire career, and was slightly above average last year at 36, so him looking like KFC 2.0. really isn't a surprise. He's a class act and a serviceable back up though, so I wouldn't mind bringing him back next year...for the right price of course.
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  6. GoT

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    I like Hasselback but hes done
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    He will have to take a massive pay cut... I think he'd be due around $5mil if we kept him on.
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    I respect your opinion here but I have to disagree, he's anything but serviceable now. Being a class act is great and all but it doesn't win you games or in his case even keep games close. He can't throw anymore, plain and simple, his career is over. He's not worth the money.
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  9. GeronimoJackson

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    Oh, I thought he's scheduled to be a FA. I'd say he's worth keeping for a 1 million-ish.
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  10. Riverman

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    I just can't knock Hass. He appears to be trying which is more than I can say foe half the team. And he IS a class act which is more than I can for he QBs we've had for a number of years.
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