At first, we thought Titans owner Bud Adams would keep his troubled QB Vince Young instead of his longtime coach Jeff Fisher. Most of us agreed that he would be making a big mistake to see more value in Young than Fisher, but most of us also agreed that we wouldn’t be all that surprised too see Adams make that move anyway.
Fisher seemed adamant about not working with Young any more, and vice versa. Adams, meanwhile, was trying to figure out a way to keep the two of them together.
"I was thinking we could get him and Vince together, but it wasn't going to work,” Adams told the Tennessean. “It is one of those things where we had to buckle down and get it over with. … With what I am paying (Fisher), I am not going to let him go and pay him a lot of money. I was thinking we could get him and Vince together, but it wasn't going to work so I had to stick with Jeff and let Vince go.''
So, he sent Young packing and kept Fisher around for a while longer, though he’s also not giving Fisher an extension. That means Fisher will enter 2011 in the final season of his contract.
From the story:
(Adams) admitted parting ways with Young was difficult.
In 2006, Adams handpicked the Houston native after his spectacular performance in leading Texas to the national championship. On two occasions when the Titans were struggling, Adams sent word to Fisher that he wanted Young on the field, and the coach reluctantly complied. …
On Wednesday, Young told The Tennessean he didn't think Fisher ever "trusted" him and said, "I just never felt like I was his guy.'' Young was scheduled to receive about $12 million in salary and bonuses from the Titans this year.
"Vince is a good man,'' Adams said. "Vince realizes he probably stepped on a lot of toes and did some things he shouldn't have done. He is sorry it took place, but he understood what we decided to do and I hope he's learned a lesson.
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