But maybe they should have. Here's an excerpt from Lind's Dec. 15 story about the upcoming Titans game, and whether they should start Matt Hasselbeck:
Teams make their own luck, of course, just as coaches make their own reputations. Munchak has said Hasselbeck will keep the starting job as long as he's healthy — though he left his definition of "healthy" as broad as he could. If Hasselbeck is truly 100 percent, he should start, but playing a three-quarters-injury-free veteran over a promising rookie is a Fisher move — so what's Munchak got to lose by playing Locker down the stretch?
He'll shake off any remaining concerns he's just a clean-shaven Fisher. The Titans should beat the Colts and Jags no matter who's quarterbacking — even the guy in Section 321, Row L, Seat 17 or, perhaps, Rusty Smith — and the Texans are beatable if they allow themselves to be.
Locker is the future here. Let's see it now.
Still, Hasselbeck finished with a 60.7 rating, Locker with 108.3. And there's no doubt Hasselbeck was far from 100 percent health-wise.
Of course hindsight is 20-20. But I'm thinking Munchak's foresight might need corrective lenses.