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Fisher "completely comfortable" with Young

When Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher elevated Kerry Collins ahead of Vince Young as the team’s starting quarterback last year, there were knocks on Young ranging from the way he prepared himself in practice to the way he made decisions in games.

But now that Young is back as the No. 1 quarterback and playing well, Fisher said those problems are totally in the past.

“We’re completely comfortable with his decision making,” Fisher said at his press conference, a day after Young led the Titans to their third consecutive win.

A year ago, there was strong sentiment in Tennessee that Young’s great athletic talent wasn’t enough to mask his shortcomings as a passer. But Fisher says he’s very happy with the way Young has passed the ball since becoming the starter three weeks ago, and he says that statistically, the Titans haven’t had a quarterback give them such an effective three-game stretch since Steve McNair was at his best.

“He’s had three very, very solid ball games,” Fisher said. “His numbers would reflect that — it’s the first time we’ve had a quarterback rating in three consecutive games over 90 since 2002.”

Fisher also said Young’s work on the practice field is translating to effective play on Sundays.

“He’s becoming more comfortable in this system,” Fisher said. “He’s getting all the reps now on the practice field as a starter, and I think that’s paying off for him.”

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  1. Steeler4life says: Nov 16, 2009 5:01 PM

    Can the Titans be “completely comfortable with Fisher’s decision-making”? What a kiss-up? This is why we have owners like Al Davis and Jerruh Jones because of idiot coaches. By the way, I hope the Texans beat the crap out of the Titans.

  2. rjgreen3 says: Nov 16, 2009 5:04 PM

    Looks like the owner made a “good decision” to tell Fisher to play Young; if not Collins would still be the starter and The Titans would still be loosing!

  3. Citizen Strange says: Nov 16, 2009 5:04 PM

    Weird how Fisher forgets to say stuff like that until Bud Adams hits him with a stick.

  4. leatherneck says: Nov 16, 2009 5:18 PM

    It’s nice to see Vince Young play like Vince Young again.

  5. nasheagles says: Nov 16, 2009 5:19 PM

    and the mis-direction option with Johnson scare the sh** out of Defensive coordinators

  6. VonClausewitz says: Nov 16, 2009 5:28 PM

    I was one of those who thought Young’s days as a QB in the league were almost certainly over. Thanks for proving me wrong Vince.

  7. MasterShake says: Nov 16, 2009 5:28 PM

    I’d take the same angle. Do you need another QB shot dead on the couch?

  8. Bob Nelson says: Nov 16, 2009 5:42 PM

    Hopefully some sucker team will be dumb enough to trade for Vince Young and the Titans can dump him off on somebody.

  9. Fan_Of_ Four says: Nov 16, 2009 6:18 PM

    Fisher is comfortable ? Funny how winning will smooth things over. I wonder how Vince feels about Fisher after he threw him under the bus ?

  10. Kige Ramsey says: Nov 16, 2009 6:30 PM

    @Steeler4life
    Maybe you should worry about the Bengals

  11. scott_nchills says: Nov 16, 2009 6:57 PM

    Good point fan of four.
    You really have to wonder – what the heck has Fisher been thinking?
    He gets the best prospect to come out of the college ranks in years. The guy delivers with rookie of the year, and immediately starts churning out wins like a machine – many of them clutch wins in his first two years. Young has proven to be one of the most dynamic players since he hit the NFL, a true proven winner without any doubts.
    “Fisher is comfortable” eh?
    Should Vince Young ‘feel comfortable’ giving Fisher another chance – to keep him in Tennessee?

  12. scott_nchills says: Nov 16, 2009 6:58 PM

    Good point fan of four.
    You really have to wonder – what the heck has Fisher been thinking?
    He gets the best prospect to come out of the college ranks in years. The guy delivers with rookie of the year, and immediately starts churning out wins like a machine – many of them clutch wins in his first two years. Young has proven to be one of the most dynamic players since he hit the NFL, a true proven winner without any doubts.
    “Fisher is comfortable” eh?
    Should Vince Young ‘feel comfortable’ giving Fisher another chance – to keep him in Tennessee?

  13. INTENSEG says: Nov 16, 2009 10:00 PM

    I’m glad Vince is doing well and proving Fisher, his teammates and the haters wrong about his ability to play.

  14. chickenfootishunglikeachicken says: Nov 16, 2009 11:02 PM

    congrats to vy in coming back and proving his head coach wrong. it’s nice to see the guy succeeding again. i think this was in the works since vy went witn mcnair’s kids to school that day a few months ago. at the very least, it showed he had matured. vince deserves credit here for having the heart to continue after so many doubters. we don’t know if he can keep it up, but i myself wish him the best. the guy is a competitor and does put his team in the position to win games. keep up the work vy. hopefuly next year the titans fire fisher and bring in a coach that believes in him. he deserves better than to be thrown under the bus like fisher did to him.

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