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AP Pro32 comments about Titans
NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Tennessee Titans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 15): A quiet 9-7 in 2011 with Chris Johnson having an off year. He will be much better and this team will be in playoff hunt until end of schedule.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 17): The Week 1 starter at QB . . . Hasselbeck.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 17): Could push Houston if Chris Johnson returns to form.
Chris Berman (ESPN,19): Locker/Hasselbeck model like Rodgers/Favre.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 20): This may be year Jake Locker takes over, but it's not year for Titans to make major move.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 20): Titans aren't world-beaters, but wild-card spot isn't out of question playing in division with downtrodden Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 21): Time of possession was major problem in 2011.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 21): Wicked tough early schedule makes it difficult for this 9-7 team from year ago.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 22): Titans invested 2011 first-round pick in QB Jake Locker. Time to start playing him.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 23): Impressive weapons for either QB.
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Updated July 31, 2012