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Breaking News Titans release QB Matt Hasselbeck

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by titans1839, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Riverman

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    It seems to me more people are glad to get the cap room rather than "hating" on Hasselbeck. I don't think anyone here would suggest he isn't a class act.

    Am I mistaken in thinking he could get re-signed if the market shows little to no interest? Our organization probably had a lower number and Hasselbeck wanted to make sure he couldn't do better elsewhere. Doesn't necessarily preclude he won't be back- just makes it unlikely.

    Most likely that Fitzpatrick's number matched or beat what we wanted Hasselbeck to take. We'll see what happens. I agree with Toronto that it doesn't matter who the back-up is for the next season, it all depends on Locker.
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  2. Zappa71

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    We can only hope.
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  3. Zappa71

    Zappa71 MYAAAH! Tip Jar Donor

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    Good luck Matty, you're too good to out of a job in the NFL. Please just don't end up on the Jaguars.
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  4. Chronos

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    I agree 100%. Matt was very much responsible for our 9-7 season and was a stabilizing presence on a young team. He is clearly past his prime but there is no reason to be disrespectful.
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  5. ImATitan

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    What a class act. All Titans fans should be happy we had this guy. He came in and gave us a great chance to be a playoff team and we just missed out at 9-7. Say all you want about his "performance" last year but the fact is this team won 33% of there games last year with Hasselbeck as the starter. He won impressive games against PIT & BUF, easily the best stretch of our pathetic season.

    Plus, he was very classy throughout the whole Peyton Manning debacle, and I believe Locker has learned a TON about being a pro from Matt.

    Now I agree there was no way he could return this year at 5.5mil base salary with a 7.5 cap hit. I guess he wasn't willing to go low enough.

    I rather use the money to go and get Dumervil but I doubt that's gonna happen.

    This move will realistically probably save us 2-3mil only after we sign a vet QB like Fitzpatrick
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  6. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    He did us a solid. He was a decent QB for us. Can't hate.
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  7. ImATitan

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    I have a feeling this release isn't to make a big move, it's simply to save a few dollars. Sign a cheaper, younger guy to be the backup and put ourselves in a better cap situation during the season.
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  8. The Playmaker

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    Okay this is really a no brainer. Obviously Hass didn't want to restructure as much as we wanted so we save some money and we're going to bring in a better and cheaper option in probably Fitzpatrick. Also this might be freeing up some cap room for a certain someone...
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    God help us if Jake goes down.
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  10. TitanJeff

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    Does this mean that guy who has a topless Hasselbeck avatar will finally give it up?
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