Matt Hasselbeck Refuses to Throw the Ball Down the Field

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I said yesterday that it is obvious Matt Hasselbeck is hurt. That is the only plausible explanation for why he refuses to throw the ball down the field. Then last night I saw this from NFL.com:

And with their lack of a ground game, the Titans’ lack of a vertical passing attack left them with no way to compensate through the air. Matt Hasselbeck was just 2-of-4 for 37 yards and an interception on passes over 10 yards (he didn’t throw a single pass over 20 yards). We credit much of Hasselbeck’s woes to his receivers, who ran sloppy routes and were unable to create separation downfield.

Keep in mind that Hasselbeck threw the ball 40 times on Sunday. 40 times. You cannot win NFL football games throwing the ball less than 10 yards 90% of the time.

I understand that he has limited options as far as weapons are concerned, but that is just ridiculous.

You can also check that post out for some evidence on just how bad Eugene Amano is.

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