Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck Practices; Should Start

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans attempts a pass during the season opener game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Matt Hasselbeck was a full go in practice for the Tennessee Titans today. It looks like he will be ready to go Sunday when the Titans take on the Colts in Indianapolis.

I said earlier in the week that I am ready for them to run Jake Locker out there, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that it is the right decision to play Hasselbeck if he is healthy. He has done more for this team than we will probably ever know because we are not in the locker room everyday. Just think about all of the uncertainty that was floating around when he was signed. He came in and stabilized the locker room from day because he is such a good leader. It would be a bad decision for the coaching staff to turn their backs on him now.

Of course all of that would not really matter if he didn't give them an equal or better chance to win. I love what I have seen from Jake Locker so far, and he might give them a better chance to win, but Hasselbeck's experience in a playoff run is going to be a huge advantage for this team over the final three weeks of the season.

In other practice news, Nate Washington returned to practice and will be a ready to play on Sunday. Gerald McRath is out, and Williams Hayes is doubtful.

Full injury report later today.

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