Tennessee is apparently a much nicer place when you don’t have to deal with Vince Young. At least according to Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.
Fisher, who had a much publicized post-game spat with Young after a Week 11 loss to the Washington Redskins, has said the Titans’ locker room is a much better place now that the temperamental quarterback is no longer around.
Fisher told Steve Mariucci of the NFL Network, “My gut feel is that the locker room is much better because of his actions after the game. There’s no excuse for what he did. I think to a man, most everybody in that locker room would disagree with his actions, and so from that standpoint he’s probably better off not being here. But he’s welcome to come back and rehab.”
Ohhhh snap! Fisher totally just pulled the old “Hey you, yeah you. No one here likes you. In fact, we think you’re a loser. But, ya know, you can still hang around if you want” move. And he did it beautifully. I haven’t see that tactic used so effectively since my freshman year of college, when some friends and I finally let the kid on our floor who streaked naked through the hall every night know we weren’t exactly big fans of his.
Fisher is being really bold with his criticism and frankly this is really ballsy. He’s making his stand and putting his foot down. He and Vince Young can clearly never work together again. That’s a big deal, considering that Titans owner Bud Adams is a huge Young supporter and always has been.
So should Adams side with his long-time respected head coach, or a quarterback who has never lived up to his potential? Our bet is he has to finally cut the cord on Young. Fisher clearly already has.