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In aftermath of Titans disaster, signs point to Vince

Other than that, how did you enjoy the play Mrs. Lincoln?

After his team was vivisected 59-0 by the Patriots on Sunday, Jeff Fisher said the team’s demeanor was, “Less than celebratory.”

Fisher was matter-of-fact in his postgame discussion of what went wrong against the Patriots (everything) and what lies next (Vince Young?) for the 0-6 Titans who head to their bye week.

(We could say that they already started their week off but that would be too easy.)

“Fortunately for me, I’ve never been through anything like this before,” said Fisher. “It happened tonight. I can assure, it’s not gonna happen again. We’re very disappointed and embarrassed to say the least. We lost to a very good football team. But that wasn’t us out there.”

Asked if he was concerned about his job status, Fisher said, “I’m gonna keep fighting. I’m just gonna keep working. The staff didn’t forget how to coach in the offseason. This doesn’t happen. You don’t forget how to coach overnight.”

Fisher said he would not address “the quarterback situation” but after a game in which the Titans had -7 gross passing yards (the first team since the AFL-NFL merger to finish with less than zero), it might be time to.

Vince Young did cleanup work for Kerry Collins, coming in when it was 59-0, throwing two passes. One fell incomplete. The other was intercepted.

It’s almost a certainty that Young starts after the bye against the Jaguars. Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt told me before the game that the Titans had to “do something” to address Young’s 2010 situation. He has a roster bonus of $4 million due in early March and Reinfeldt said that at some point the team needs to know what they have in Young before handing him that dough or moving on from him.

Current quarterback Kerry Collins, meanwhile, said, “I’m not going to say anything at this point. It assume I’m the quarterback of this team. I still feel like I am the quarterback of this team and this is my team. I feel like I give us a chance to win when I go out there.”

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38 Responses to “In aftermath of Titans disaster, signs point to Vince”
  1. KevinFaulk-an-a says: Oct 18, 2009 9:21 PM

    Oh My Gracious what a beautiful game.
    I hope that it was the Baptist preacher freak in Tennessee that said that Brady was going to go to hell that fired Tom up!
    That game warmed my heart.
    And like things couldn’t get better, the Jests lose to the Bills! Yeah, those Bills!
    Finally, the football world is starting to get back to normal.

  2. daffy87 says: Oct 18, 2009 9:21 PM

    They’re boned. Gonna go 0-16. Vicne young is terrible. Collins looks like he’s been hitting the bottle again. Just forefit the next 10 and save everyone the trouble.

  3. Richm2256 says: Oct 18, 2009 9:23 PM

    Yeah, Vince Young has a real bright future with Tenn. Oh fer two with an incompletion and an interception! Hell, even the wet behind the ears backup for Brady did better than that.
    Kerry Collins can rest his head easy on the pillow tonight. Vince Young ain’t shown him nuthin’.

  4. mppalmer50 says: Oct 18, 2009 9:24 PM

    Hey, why isn’t Florio on here bashing the hell out of Collins like he’s a dead horse. When Anderson of the Browns went 2-17, he was on here for days reposting the same thing over and over. “Anderson was a terrible 2-17. It was all his fault too. I don’t care that there were 9 drops its still Anderson’s fault blah blah blah.” I guess he likes Collins too much to do the same to him? Oh wait, I know Tom Curran did this write up because Florio is at home pulling an all nighter to find a way to put a negative spin on Brett Favre being 6-0 with the Vikings. I mean thats just not possible right Florio? How about you write an article appologizing to Brett Favre for bad mouthing him for the better part of the season when he has come out week after week and proven you wrong?

  5. shine says: Oct 18, 2009 9:29 PM

    New England has now scored 50 or more points enght times in team historywhile Titans go from bad to worse…
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  6. howiseeit says: Oct 18, 2009 9:33 PM

    Yeah, that will solve everything. Give it to Vince. Right. Who has better mechanics – Young or Russell? Wow, that’s a hard one.

  7. jonissupercool says: Oct 18, 2009 9:35 PM

    I think Brady just threw another TD pass…

  8. Inge Hammarström III says: Oct 18, 2009 9:36 PM

    Vince Young isn’t a great quarterback, but the Titans will play him just to confirm that they’re making the right choice in cutting him loose after this season.
    Tennessee will be looking for a quarterback, in the drat or in free agency, after this season.

  9. knon2000 says: Oct 18, 2009 9:36 PM

    Anyone get the feeling that the Pat’s were trying to prove that they are a good team just little bit too hard??
    I am wondering if Karma is gonna come and take a big bite out of them again. The perfect season didn’t end the way they were expecting, and it definitely wasn’t a perfect one when it was finished. maybe, just maybe, the Karma keepers are gonna look poorly on the boys in red today.
    One can only think that this is gonna come back and bite them in the end.

  10. TheBigOldDog says: Oct 18, 2009 9:50 PM

    Could the Pats have scored another 21? 28? 35?
    knon2000 says: October 18, 2009 9:36 PM
    Thank you for making today’s case for a mandatory IQ test before being allowed to post

  11. Al Davis' 40 Time says: Oct 18, 2009 9:57 PM

    Does this mean the Broncos would have won 62-0?
    And the Bengals would have lost at the last second on a fluke tip play?
    The Ravens would have lost roughing Kerry Collins too much.
    However Mark Sanchez still would have found a way to blow it.

  12. Bob Nelson says: Oct 18, 2009 10:20 PM

    Things would only be worse with an low wonderlic idiot like Young.
    The Titans should have cut that bust last summer. He would not do very well in Winnepg or Toronto either.
    Vince Young is the argument in favor of an uncapped year. Every team can dump their draft pick busts and reduce salary by a lot without hurting competitiveness.
    Vince Young is one of the reasons Floyd Reese got fired.

  13. Ralphie says: Oct 18, 2009 10:23 PM

    @knon2000 says:
    October 18, 2009 9:36 PM
    “Anyone get the feeling that the Pat’s were trying to prove that they are a good team just little bit too hard?”
    ____________________________
    No, I watched the game and I did not get that feeling. It’s obvious that you didn’t watch the game and you’re just commenting on a high score (because it’s a trendy thing to do). If you watched the game the score was more indicative of the Titans absolutely giving up and letting the Pats score at will. It was not indicative of the Pats running up the score (which is what you are insinuating). The Titans let the Pats receivers RUN BY THEM at will, in the snow. There wasn’t one sign of emotion in them. They gave up. It was a joke. By the way, it’s only the 6th game of the season and they are 4-2. NE will probably lose a few more games this year. When they lose those games will that be “Karma”, or will that just be a “loss”?
    You want Karma? Go watch “My name is Earl” on TBS. Or listen to “Karma Chameleon” by Boy George. Or read the “Karma Sutra” and then assume your favorite position. You probably drive a Karma(nn) Ghia.

  14. footballisfun says: Oct 18, 2009 10:26 PM

    Does it really matter. This team has screwed the pooch in a million ways. No, they didn’t need to pay Derrick Mason, did they? He was such a has-been. Albert leaving would have no effect, would it?
    One of the worst penny-pinching front offices in the NFL.

  15. FireJerryJones says: Oct 18, 2009 10:27 PM

    Jeez… I thought we wouldn’t see worse than Derek Anderson’s 2 for 17 last week…. and 23 yards.
    Collins and Young had an unbelievable day.
    Titans QUIT. They can pi$$ and moan about the other guys running the score up, but jeez… don’t you have to try a little?
    Can’t believe they got paid for that.

  16. lichnor says: Oct 18, 2009 10:34 PM

    No Haynesworth.
    Both starting corners out, IIRC.
    Collins at QB. A guy who is a flash int he pan with lightening striking twice.
    He did well to get the Giants into the SB….then he disappeared. Last year was his “SB” type year for the Titans. He ain’t gonna be any better than that.
    The Titans are officially in the rebuilding stage…..for the next couple of years.

  17. nietzescher says: Oct 18, 2009 11:08 PM

    “Albert leaving would have no effect, would it?”
    If you think Albert Haynesworth is worth $100 million, then you have never had Albert Haynesworth on your favorite team. He’s out literally half of the defensive snaps.

  18. leatherneck says: Oct 18, 2009 11:18 PM

    Remember when Tom Cowher had the Jaguars run up the score on the Don Shula Dolphins in the playoffs to something like 62-7? That was classless.
    Bellichek has no class. He is a jerk.
    That said, that was perfect weather for football in New England. I bet both teams just loved playing in it, until after the first play, when the Titans stopped loving and decided they wanted to go home.
    I think the curse of the Terrible Towel has now expended itself.
    The Titans hit the iceberg and their ship is sunk.
    Play Vince Young and see if he’ll make it as a QB.

  19. SheHateMe says: Oct 18, 2009 11:18 PM

    How does a ‘professional’ team lose 59 zip?
    Here’s how:
    1) Have a starter who has ABSOLUTELY nothing left in the tank and shouldn’t have been brought back this season
    2)Have a backup who NEVER had anything to begin with and shouldn’t have been brought back this season.
    Please, please, please do not misinterpret this question, but when will NFL teams learn that athletically talented, mostly running, type QB’s who do extremely well in a COLLEGE type offense, will never, ever, ever do well consistently, over the long term at the pro level? Why even draft these guys? I could have told you when VY led Texas to the collegiate title, that he wasn’t going to make it in the pro’s…………

  20. EdReed4prez says: Oct 18, 2009 11:48 PM

    Other than that, how did you enjoy the play Mrs. Lincoln?
    Hands down the funniest thing I’ve ever read on this site. Well played sir.

  21. mike says: Oct 18, 2009 11:51 PM

    Things would only be worse with an low wonderlic idiot like Young.
    The Titans should have cut that bust last summer. He would not do very well in Winnepg or Toronto either.
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  22. Lost says: Oct 18, 2009 11:54 PM

    Didn’t watch the game at all.
    Is it possible Titans had the wrong footwear and weren’t prepared for field conditions?

  23. rarson says: Oct 19, 2009 12:24 AM

    I hate the Pats as much as anybody, but it really pisses me off when people complain about running up the score. Sportsmanship my ass. I think it’s more of a smack in the face to tell another team “you suck so much that we’re going easy on you now because we’re so comfortably beating you into the ground.”
    If a team wants to try to score, let them. They aren’t obligated to give up just because their opponent is unprepared. This is professional football we’re talking about.

  24. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 19, 2009 12:33 AM

    theres plenty of terrible teams in the NFL this year, but losing 59-0 is quite a pathetic accomplishment. Collins might not have it any more but Vince Young is definitely not going to be the answer. Its hard to see how the Titans could have fallen this far from last year.
    I think Fisher is a good coach, but this isnt a team that lacks talent like the Raiders or the Rams do. This is like a college football score when a major program beats up one some no name school. there should be hell to pay in that locker room. The Patriots have a good offense but when Laurence Maroney runs all over you theres definitely something wrong here.

  25. Serr8d says: Oct 19, 2009 12:39 AM

    Hmmmmph. I’m thinking the Titans took their bye week this week, and there were alien substitutes out there, getting alien signals through those alien retro Oil Derrick logos on their helmets. That team out there in the snow today wasn’t, couldn’t, shouldn’t be an (original) Jeff Fisher-coached team.
    Ugly is too nice a descriptor. You can put a paper bag on ugly. That display just needed a hole dug and it be buried.
    Jeff Fisher needs to take a season or two off to recuperate. The death of his friend Steve McNair has emptied his skull of any desire to coach.

  26. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 19, 2009 12:57 AM

    The Patriots destroyed the Titans on Sunday to tie for the sixth largest rout in NFL history.
    1940 Chicago 73, NY Giants 0
    1934 Philadelphia 64, Cincinnati 0
    1922 Akron 62, Oorang 0
    1922 Rock Island 60, Evansville 0
    1923 Chi. Cardinals 60, Rochester 0
    1954 Cleveland 62, Washington 3
    1924 Cleveland 59, Rochester 0
    1925 Chi. Cardinals 59, Milwaukee 0
    1976 Los Angeles 59, Atlanta 0
    2009 New England 59, Tennessee 0
    Think that play on Young was a safety, official said he foot was out of the end zone, but whatever. Should have been 61-0, they just didn’t want to add more on.

  27. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Oct 19, 2009 1:17 AM

    Might as well play Vince Young. At least he’s entertaining to watch.
    I, too, did not expect him to make it in the NFL as a QB after watching his college career. (I’m a Husker fan, so I watch a lot of Big 12 games.)
    I did think, though, that someone would want to draft him for his physical skills as a wide receiver.
    Oh, well. Guess not. Too bad.

  28. midwest says: Oct 19, 2009 1:33 AM

    take a step back Patriot fan. You are a fumbled punt and a dropped pass away from being 2-4. You just beat the worst team in the NFL. You are very average. You don’t scare anybody.

  29. midwest says: Oct 19, 2009 1:50 AM

    @shehateme
    “Please, please, please do not misinterpret this question, but when will NFL teams learn that athletically talented, mostly running, type QB’s who do extremely well in a COLLEGE type offense, will never, ever, ever do well consistently, over the long term at the pro level?”
    You just summed up Tim Tebow’s pro career.

  30. AmishGangsta says: Oct 19, 2009 2:22 AM

    Stop it with the running up the score nonsense. Geez, I’m a Colts fan and I know better than that. The Titans simply QUIT in that game and thats an embarrassment. They should have lost 105-0.
    Maybe this will finally end the “Fisher is a good coach” myth. His teams have underperformed for YEARS.

  31. DT-58 says: Oct 19, 2009 4:15 AM

    # mppalmer50 says: October 18, 2009 9:24 PM
    Hey, why isn’t Florio on here bashing the hell out of Collins like he’s a dead horse. When Anderson of the Browns went 2-17, he was on here for days reposting the same thing over and over. “Anderson was a terrible 2-17. It was all his fault too. I don’t care that there were 9 drops its still Anderson’s fault blah blah blah.” I guess he likes Collins too much to do the same to him? Oh wait, I know Tom Curran did this write up because Florio is at home pulling an all nighter to find a way to put a negative spin on Brett Favre being 6-0 with the Vikings. I mean thats just not possible right Florio? How about you write an article appologizing to Brett Favre for bad mouthing him for the better part of the season when he has come out week after week and proven you wrong?
    What kinda crybaby are you?
    Nobody else cares what Florio says.
    And nobody outside of Minnesota likes Brett Favre.
    Try to accept it

  32. Hackpiper says: Oct 19, 2009 8:11 AM

    Pat’s fan here.
    Please…
    This business about the Pats “running up the score” …”karma”…..and Belichick being “classless”…and Brady being “protected”…blah, blah, blah.
    It’s all getting old. None of it has ever been true. (OK…BB can be a jerk sometimes. Heh.) But it comes from fans of loser teams in lesser cities (usually places where football is the dominant religion) where the folks just cannot tolerate the idea that one of the best teams of all time is quartered up near liberal old Boston.
    For this season, the Pats can’t take anything away from yesterday other than a little confidence. But how can anyone say that they ran up the score when they put the backup QB on the field in the 3rd quarter. They still just annhilated the Titans in every aspect of the game.
    The game was about the Brady’s excellence and the Pats core strengths to some degree…but it was more about the Titans total loss of will and composure.
    It won’t happen again. The Pats should do OK this season, but they are far from the dominant team they were a few years ago.
    As for the Pats haters…give it a rest. You sound like the Ravens a few weeks ago. And we’re now seeing what happens to a team when they start blaming others for their losses. Not working out too well, is it…

  33. scott_nchills says: Oct 19, 2009 8:23 AM

    All those who are posting insults about Vince Young simply don’t know their football facts.
    His rookie year he took what was a losing team to within one game of an unlikely playoff birth. Won NFL rookie of the year award.
    His second year – took the Titans to the playoffs, and was the youngest quarterback in franchise history to start in a playoff game.
    Next year – injured during first game, and didn’t get a chance to play since then.
    Young is clearly a winner. The naysayers are either ignorant or just racists.
    Fisher is completely bone-headed to have kept him off the field this far – Collins is obviously over the hill and was a disaster this year from day one.

  34. JP says: Oct 19, 2009 8:31 AM

    The scary thing (if I was a Titans fan) would be the fact–pointed out by several of the comments already–that this year’s Patriots team *isn’t really all that good*.
    And especially, this year’s Patriots offense so far has been quite BAD. This is not a run-up score like the ’07 Pats who were like a sports can on cruise control. So far this year, the Patriots offense has had fits & starts, sputtered (and completely sputtered out) far more often than it has looked good. There are a LOT of offenses in the NFL (tops of the list is probably Indy) who have looked far more efficient and far more dangerous than the Pats offense.
    Which makes the final score that much more shameful for Tennessee.

  35. Outfoxed says: Oct 19, 2009 8:46 AM

    # rarson says: October 19, 2009 12:24 AM
    “I hate the Pats as much as anybody, but it really pisses me off when people complain about running up the score. Sportsmanship my ass. I think it’s more of a smack in the face to tell another team “you suck so much that we’re going easy on you now because we’re so comfortably beating you into the ground.”
    If a team wants to try to score, let them. They aren’t obligated to give up just because their opponent is unprepared. This is professional football we’re talking about.”
    Well said Rarson—I totally agree!!

  36. hayward giablommi says: Oct 19, 2009 8:51 AM

    “The naysayers are either ignorant or just racists.”
    ^^^^^^
    Wha?? VY naysayers are ignorant or racist? How about he’s not a good QB? Are you a racist for saying Kerry Collins sucks?

  37. scott_nchills says: Oct 19, 2009 10:42 AM

    I’m saying there is really no other basis for any of the insults and derisive comments that has been leveled at him on this discussion board.
    His record speaks for itself as I mentioned in my post. Yes he did something stupid one day last year. No crimes comitted as I recall or anything of that sort. Certainly nothing worse than about a third of the characters in the NFL get a pass on regularly.
    So – what’s the problem with him?
    All I’ve heard is “he sucks”, or “he’s trash”, etc. blah blah. No real analysis or sensible criticism – mostly just insults. Got a better explanation for those comments?

  38. scott_nchills says: Oct 19, 2009 10:49 AM

    By the way, regarding “how about he’s not a good QB?”. Please explain how you came to this conclusion. See – that’s my point – no one gives any stats, no basis, etc. Just knee jerk statements that make no sense. His overall record is excellent for a second year kid in the NFL especially at the QB position, where it typically takes years for players to prove themselves.

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