Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck isn’t all that familiar with his new teammate — wide receiver Kendall Wright out of Baylor. But he knows adding another explosive weapon can only help Tennessee’s offense in 2012.
“When you defend a team knowing they have multiple guys that can be inside, outside, in the slot — whether it be Kenny (Britt), Nate (Washington), Hawk (Lavelle Hawkins), Damian (Williams) or whoever, I think it just gives us more leeway,” Hasselbeck said shortly after his arrival on Monday to a Titans Caravan stop in White House, Tenn. “It should help the passing game and the running game. We’ll find out.”
Despite some draft analysts showing concern the Titans didn’t take a defensive player with the 20th overall pick, Hasselbeck said he’s learned over the years to never be surprised by what might happen on draft day.
“Just knowing how the draft really goes, you hear GMs and scouts say ‘we just take the best available on our boards,’ so I’m never surprised. Now if they would have drafted a quarterback, I probably would have been surprised,” he joked.
“I don’t know a whole lot about the kid we drafted in the first round, but from what I’ve heard he’s very explosive with the ball in his hands,” Hasselbeck said. “Obviously, Baylor had kind of a resurgence with the explosion they had on offense this year. What we do know is that we have guys that are explosive and can make plays and help your fantasy football team out.”
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