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Kearse left stadium, but won't be fined

Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse was a surprise scratch from Sunday night’s game against the Colts.  Kearse, who had started every game since returning to the team in 2008, was not injured.

His reaction to the news that he wouldn’t be playing?

He left.

And coach Jeff Fisher is OK with it.

This is between he and I,” Fisher said Monday, according to Terry McCormick of the Nashville City Paper.  “It was a big game. It was an emotional
thing, and we’ll sort it out.  As far as the message is
concerned, he’s a good teammate, he’s had a great career and he’s still
got a lot left.”

Fisher said that Kearse won’t be fined for leaving.

“There are a lot of moving parts, and I think in Jevon’s case, again
you referenced the fact that he wasn’t there, again this is between he
and I, when you let a player know 90 minutes before kickoff that he’s
going to be inactive, that’s a hard thing to accept,” Fisher said.  “And
I don’t blame him for having a tough time dealing with that. It was a
decision we made, and it was a last-minute decision.”

Fisher explained that he chose to activate defensive end Dave Ball over Kearse.

“I have been deactivating Dave Ball for a number of weeks now, and I wanted to get Dave an opportunity to play,” Fisher said.

Ball’s ability to slide inside helped, given that defensive tackle Jason Jones is injured.

It’s possible that the Titans are going to try to trade Kearse prior to the October 20 deadline to a contender that needs help in the pass rush.

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10 Responses to “Kearse left stadium, but won't be fined”
  1. Mike Quick says: Oct 12, 2009 9:18 PM

    The problem with that last statement is that Kearse hasnt generated much pass rush in a few years.

  2. shine says: Oct 12, 2009 9:59 PM

    jeff fisher needs to be fired ….They have a good team just wrong QB starting and wrong play calling ..
    nfl jerseys

  3. Cobra Commander says: Oct 12, 2009 10:01 PM

    The problem with that first comment is that Kearse hasn’t generated much pass rush in many years.

  4. FumbleNuts says: Oct 12, 2009 11:20 PM

    “The Freak” split? WTF??
    “It’s possible that the Titans are going to try to trade Kearse prior to the October 20 deadline to a contender that needs help in the pass rush.”

  5. Gergie says: Oct 13, 2009 12:38 AM

    I can see the wheels coming off this team real fast.
    I don’t get it? He is still part of the team and he’s still getting paid. Set your ass on the bench and watch.
    I felt the same way when Shocky(sp)sat up in the vp box and drank beer while while his team was busting their butts in the Superbowl a couple of years ago.

  6. eaglealan64 says: Oct 13, 2009 6:35 AM

    >>>It’s possible that the Titans are going to try to trade Kearse prior to the October 20 deadline to a contender that needs help in the pass rush.

  7. steeler-hater says: Oct 13, 2009 7:07 AM

    Their season is finished, anyways.
    They should trade Kearse and every other player they don’t plan on resigning.
    If they plan to draft another QB (like Bradford or McCoy or even Snead) then they should try to peddle Young also, before his cap number shoots up.
    This team needs to shake up the roster badly. The next NFL draft is supposedly the deepest one in a very long time from everything I’m hearing. Time to stockpile draft picks and reload…

  8. bake says: Oct 13, 2009 8:20 AM

    I’ll give you four first roun d picks and pay him 99 million over 3 years-call me
    Dan Snyder

  9. Chad_Dukes says: Oct 13, 2009 1:12 PM

    If you want to fire Fisher, you aren’t very smart.

  10. Drafty says: Oct 13, 2009 9:04 PM

    So this is the latest in the giant sucking sound you hear from Tennessee?
    He’s a good teammate, he’s got a lot left, yadda yadda yadda.

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