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Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

Posted on: December 9, 2010 7:55 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2010 8:59 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Vince Young's situation with Jeff Fisher (it's not good!) is irrelevant for Titans' football played on the field this year, because Young is on injured reserve.

But it's extremely relevant for next year and Fisher's future as a coach for the remainder of the season (oddly enough, Andy and I discussed this very subject on the podcast Thursday); Bud Adams has made it pretty clear that he wants Young on the team, while Fisher has implied quite strongly that he would prefer Vince not to play for the Titans.

On Thursday, he got extremely candid with Steve Mariucchi of the NFL Network about the situation.

"I don't know," Fisher said when Mooch asked him where Young is at the moment. "I haven't seen him since the Redskins game, since he left the locker room -- left the team in the locker room."

You probably recall that there was some discussion as to Young walking out of the locker room, and then some more discussion as to Young texting Fisher an apology instead of offering a face-to-face mea culpa. That led to the speculation that Young wasn't welcome at the team's facility. Thursday, Fisher confirmed that wasn't true.

"Yes, he's welcome -- he's treated no differently than any other injured reserve player," Fisher said.

However, the technicality of Young being "welcome" may not mean that he's actually welcome, if you know what I am saying.

"My gut feel is the locker room's much better [without him] because of his actions after the game," Fisher said. "There's no excuse for what he did.

"I think to a man most everybody in that locker room would have disagreed with his actions and from that standpoint, he's probably better off not being here. But he is welcome to come back and rehab and be in the meeting rooms and so on."

Fisher also told Mariucchi that he hasn't spoken to Bud Adams about the future with Young -- only that they'd had a discussion about the "franchise quarterback's" thumb surgery and season-ending trip to injured reserve. Mooch ended the segment of the interview by asking a stupendous question: what's the one thing that Fisher would like to change about Young.

"This is not just Vince -- this is most players in general," Fisher responded. "I think it's understanding what it takes to be a pro and the time commitment. It's a privilege to play in the National Football League and it takes work. And there are also going to be ups and downs associated with that and you have to be able to keep those in perspective."

To sum up quickly: Fisher isn't going to be happy if he's trying to live with Young next year, regardless of the fact that Adams clearly thinks the former Texas Longhorn is forever young.

That's obviously not the case, as Young is now 27, without having shown any clear signs of becoming a "pro." And Adams would be wise to note that the Rose Bowl was a really long time ago, and that Matt Leinart (Young's opposition that night) has already moved on. If the Titans' owner was wise, he'd give V.Y. the same fate, instead of potentially losing the longest-tenured current coach in the NFL.

Because if you read between the lines (words?) and you look at the way Fisher's approaching his future (by being extremely candid on-air with just for weeks remaining in 2010), it's pretty clear he'll walk if he has to.

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Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2010 7:45 pm

Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

I really think that Jeff Fisher will be the one that leaves because he has not want anything. I playoff record isn't very good. Plus his offense is too one-dimensional. I believe that the owner needs to take a different direction.

Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2010 4:43 pm

Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

Dear Bud Adams,
Keep Vince. Let Fisher go.

Dear Bottom-line Bob (owner of the Texans),
If you won't hire Parcells as GM, at least hire Fisher - bring him back to Houston.

other observations - Kubiak, great O coordinator - not a head coach.

As a Texans fan it is absurd that we hold onto hope of medicrity , but at least we get to watch the Titans go through this idiocy. Don't miss Bud at all.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2010 12:10 pm

Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

OK so how many times during this idiots career are we going to have to listen to the coach say "there is no excuse for his actions"?  THis guy has shown time and again he does not have the maturity to be an NFL starting QB.  He played decent for a year in college, got his millions then all of a sudden started to develope this "thin skinned" "my feelings are hurt" crap.  If they let Fisher go because of Young then what is he going to do to the next coach?  He'll be history too.  The team can get along with out Young better than they will without Fisher.  Who do you think will get another job quicker, Fisher or Young.  Fisher no questions asked!

Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2010 11:26 am

Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

This has gotten blown way out of proportion. I am a huge Titans fan. However I'm actually more pissed at Fisher than VY. VY's has a 30-17 record since joining the Titans. That's not too bad. Of course he has been a baby at times. But let's face it, there are a bunch of men that act like babies from time to time. I bet half of you that posted on this are little sissy boys. I know I would be pissed too if I got booed off the field and my coach didn't have faith in me to come back in. Fisher is just as much a cry baby as VY. He has tried to rub all the negativity off on VY. It's obviously something personal between the two of them. Fisher is gossiping like a woman about VY. He can't just move on. I'm done with Fisher for good. He sucks. He has always given us mediocre teams and it makes me sick. Not too mention. Did you see the play calling last night? Terrible. And why in the F**K would Randy Moss not even get a ball thrown to him? Makes no sense. Just throw the ball in a spot and let Randy take that SH*T. Oh, and on the 4th and 1 with about 3 minutes left and down by 6 with Peyton on the other side of the field. Go for it!!! Show your team you believe they can get the 4th down conversion and drive down and get the win. Jeff Fisher is a piece of crap. Please get us a new coach and new QB Bud!!! Please!!!

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2010 11:10 am

Fisher gets candid on VY: 'I haven't seen him'

Oh please some of you have to be kidding me Fisher had his job saved by VY last year and couldn't still help but keep wanting to put Kerry Collins in many times. VY has more then proven he can carry this offense some of you just want to stick to your outdated beliefs of him  who has a coach always trying to discredit him. Fisher always is making excuses to not play VY even when Collins is in no shape to play like the Miami game where VY clearly was the healthier choice. Fisher had to have his arm twisted last year to save that season from being a complete disaster and this year still wouldn't give VY any credit. The rose bowl? please just look at how the offense is playing to see what a difference VY makes. Last night was their first decent game in a month, Let the titans finish 5-11 and claim they're better off its just hilarious to read crap like this because its clear Fisher just doesn't want to play ball no matter how many people want to cover for him.

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