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Adams nails it

Posted on: January 5, 2011 7:50 pm

Maybe Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams isn't as off as some might think.

There was a lot of speculation that Adams would pick quarterback Vince Young over coach Jeff Fisher in the one-has-to-go war. But Adams has decided the Titans will either trade or release Young.

Fisher stays, which means he will be in his 17th season with the team.

Normally I would side with a quarterback over a coach. I'd take Tom Brady over Bill Belichick, even though I think the latter might be the best coach of all time. This is a quarterback's league.

In this case, it should have been an easy choice. Young isn't that good. Fisher can coach.

If Adams had picked Young, much to the disapproval of his top men in Nashville in Mike Reinfeldt and Steve Underwood, it would have been a bad blow to the organizational structure.

As it turned out, those two must have convinced Adams how wrong he was about Young.
As for trading him, good luck. Anybody have a meatball sub they want to give up? That's about what the Titans can expect to get in exchange for Young.

The Titans also have to draft a quarterback this spring. Young has been flop, so it's time to try it again.

Adams did the right thing here. He might like Young a lot, but Young was never going to get his team to a Super Bowl. Fisher has and can again.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:41 pm

Adams nails it

Actually, Fisher wanted Jay Cutler.  He convinced Mike Shanahan to draft him since Adams wanted Vince

imagine if they had Cutler throwing to Moss, Britt, Washington, Gage, Scaife....and then Johnson out of the backfield in addition to their top notch running game?
Cutler has made the bears more than respectable with WR's that wouldnt displace any of the before mentioned names, maybe Olsen at TE..but way inferior wr's comparatively...and he played for a local team....Adams must of thought he was still the Houston Oilers

Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 4:18 pm

Adams nails it

Actually, Fisher wanted Jay Cutler.  He convinced Mike Shanahan to draft him since Adams wanted Vince.

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:09 pm

Adams nails it

   FINALLY!!!!!  I live in Nashville, and have had to put up with this baby far too long. People here know that Fisher didn't want him - that Underwood didn't like him. I remember the ESPN broadcasters saying that VY was much more mature than he was initially, and they raved at how he had grown up. I just never saw that - and FINALLY the truth comes out.
   Young had a little upside, but he was not the field general that the3 winning teams have at the QB position - Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, Rivers, Rothlesberger....and even in some measure like - Cutler, Romo, Kitna, Palmer, Flacco, Vick, McNabb, Eli, Schaub, Cassel, - and even the flegling QBs like Freeman, & Sanchez. ALL of the winning teams have guys who have - or are - putting in the time, learning the playbook, being or becoming the leaader of the team.
    Vince is an immature, selfish, baby who feels entitled to the QB and leader position.  He bases this on his success at the slower, simpler game of college football.
    He doesn't possess the intellect for the complex NFL game.
    He doesn't posess the attitude that puts in the time and practice.
    He doesn't possess the attitude for becoming a leader.
  He just ain't got it - and FINALLY someone put that info into the record.

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:36 pm

Adams nails it

Prisco is a joke. First you say that you would side with tob brady over  Belichick One of the best coaches in the league then you said you are going to side with fisher why. You really think that new england would have won all those championships without bill on the sidelines. You really think brady would have brought the pats 4 superbowls without bill. I dont think so. If bill was not on the sidelines it would be the same situation that vince young is in. 0 superbowls and a average coach coaching brady. Yes brady is a talent but he only plays offense and the reason they win is cause bill is a d mastermind. Dude i really want to know how you got that job. Your a walking contridiction.

Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 2:17 pm

Adams nails it

Vince Young gave that team the best chance to win... Kerry Collins doesn't, and Rusty Smith???? Got shut out by the Texans???  Fisher is not a great coach.  He is average.  If Fisher was a great coach he would realize that Chris Johnson needs to touch the ball at least 30 times a game in the running and passing game.  Look how the Bears use Matt Forte, Chris Johnson is a STUD!  Jeff Fisher is a DUD!  He cannot go to Mike Heimendinger, and tell him he better get CJ2k the ball more.  He doesn't want to put more stress on the Cancer guy? I can win more games than Jeff Fisher Myself with the same talent!  NFL people the best QB's in the league are surgically accurate, that should be the first thing you look at when it comes to evaluating a QB,  Kurt Warner was surgically accurate, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, You need a QB that can get the ball to the receiver in stride!

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:53 pm

Maybe it was Halloweeen?

    I have to apologize to Mr. Adams.  I was under the impression he was senile after seeing a couple of the outfits he put on in the morning.  He was either color blind or senile.  I think upon further review I was incorrect on both accounts.  It was actually Halloween on the day the pictures were taken.  He must not be completely senile given his decision to get rid of our purple drankin; whining VY?

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:48 pm

Adams nails it

I am not denying that Vince Young has maturity issues and has QB flaws.  However, I think the main problem that VY had was people within the organization (mainly Fisher) treating him like a "scrub" when things went bad.  VY was benched after playing poorly against Pittsburgh in week 2, but it took Bud Adams to step in before Fisher would go back to VY after last year's 0-6 start.  Kerry gets 6 starts before a benching and VY gets half of a game, before he was benched? 
The point that I am making is that VY may not be Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, etc, but he is not Alex Smith.
He has helped this team win alot of games and did not deserve the "yo yo" treatment of in and out of the lineup when things went bad.
VY was not the reason that the Titans pass defense was so horrid. VY was not the reason that the Titans were always jumping offsides on defense.  Some of the blame has to go to coaching as well.VY is not perfect and it's probably time to start new, but please don't make him the scapegoat.  He was one of the problems, but NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:09 pm

Adams nails it

Turns out that the best player to perform in the best college football game ever, the 2005 National Championship(17 players drafted), was Jamal Charles, the freshman.  Who wooduh thunk it.

So many of those guys aren't even in the league any more - it shows just how bad NFL scouts really are at talent evaluation.

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:39 am

Adams nails it

Turns out that the best player to perform in the best college football game ever, the 2005 National Championship(17 players drafted), was Jamal Charles, the freshman.  Who wooduh thunk it.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:09 am

Adams nails it

Prisco, you are a joke, you side with a coach that cant and will not groom a QB because he wanted Matt Leinart (beach bum)????  Are you serious?   But you want Fisher and the Titans to cast a QB with a winning percentage over 60%?   I guess you like being mediocre because thats what you get out of a coach that has 6 winning seasons out of 16.    A coach that could not find a way to utilize Chris Johnson and Randy Moss on the same field and finished with an anemic and pathetic record. 

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