Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher isn’t happy that he no longer has tight end Alge Crumpler on his team, saying he thinks the New England Patriots acquired a great asset.
“He’s got a lot left,” Fisher told Albert Breer of the Boston Globe. “He’s a terrific person, a great team guy and he’s got a lot of plays left. I was disappointed we weren’t able to keep him.”
So why didn’t the Titans keep Crumpler, who started 29 games in his two seasons in Tennessee? Fisher suggests that it’s a matter of getting younger, although money — especially the fact that they’re paying another tight end, Bo Scaife, almost $5 million in 2010 — also obviously has a lot to do with it.
Whatever the reasons, Fisher says Crumpler will be missed.
“He’s a great locker room guy,” Fisher said. “We’ve got a great young group of tight ends as well.”