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Titans tell Vince Young to leave team facility

The rocky relationship between Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and quarterback Vince Young just keeps getting rockier.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Young showed up to the team’s facility on Monday and was asked to leave by a team official. Young did leave without incident, but he was visibly upset, sources told Wyatt.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher hasn’t commented on this latest story, but on Monday he said he hadn’t talked to Young since Sunday, when the two got into it and Young stormed out of the locker room after the loss to the Redskins.

Young, who needs surgery for a thumb injury, will be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season. Titans owner Bud Adams says that Young will be back in 2011, and that Young and Fisher are just going to have to get along.

But with every new story that comes out, it looks more and more like Fisher and Young simply can’t get along.

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  1. everybodygotaids says: Nov 23, 2010 3:15 PM

    This is obviously deeper than some little blowup that happened last week, regardless of what Adams wants to think. I think he knows, on some level, that he needs to make the decision as to which one he wants to keep, he just doesn’t know which way to go yet (which is idiotic in itself, but not rushing to a decision is almost always a good idea)

  2. jhorton83 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:16 PM

    There’s a better chance that JaMarcus Russell will be a Super Bowl MVP one day than Jeff Fisher being Vince Young’s coach next year.

  3. f00sballfan says: Nov 23, 2010 3:16 PM

    the titans locking a quarterback out of their facility? totally shocking!! Steve McNair would be shocked

  4. pfinnj says: Nov 23, 2010 3:17 PM

    Sounds like McNair redux. Hope this time the ending is less tragic.

  5. domeunit says: Nov 23, 2010 3:18 PM

    Vince Young shouldn’t have walked out of the locker room, it’s childish and just shows a lack of professionalism…that being said, Fisher is about to tank a season where the Titans have a legit shot at the playoffs. Looks like he lost his sense when he cut his mullet, which is hard to believe considering “sense” and “mullet” shouldn’t be in the same sentence

  6. jaggedmark says: Nov 23, 2010 3:22 PM

    When is everyone going to realize that Fisher is TRYING to get canned out of Tennessee?

  7. pukey60 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:29 PM

    Let’s face it, there has got to be a lot more to this story than Young having a hussy after he got sat down.

  8. ravensrule says: Nov 23, 2010 3:30 PM

    Hook’em Horns (upside down)

  9. packattack1967 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:31 PM

    Mr. Adams, Jessie Jackson on line 2…

  10. zoxitic says: Nov 23, 2010 3:32 PM

    “Vince Young calls facility then hangs up.”

  11. medtxpack says: Nov 23, 2010 3:33 PM

    Vince Young sucks and he cant handle the success. He was spectacular at college where you can get away with being a 9-5 QB in a system, but he plays with the big dogs now, and simply cant hack it. His athleticism has got him this far, but itll be his lack of professionalism thatll bring him back down. I dont wanna hear about his improved accuracy and improved team leadership skills, because they obviously gone!

  12. benjaminbreeg11 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:34 PM

    Good for Fisher!

  13. 8dollarbeer says: Nov 23, 2010 3:34 PM

    I have wondered since Sun night if the thumb injury is actually as bad as the Titans are making it out to be. It could just be their way of shelving VY for being a baby and not having to own up to the fans, that they actaully are benching him. Say he needs surgery for a thumb injury and put him on IR, thats the easy way out.

  14. coachstram says: Nov 23, 2010 3:40 PM

    Odds on outsiders throwing themselves in the middle of this mess:

    Sharpton: 15:1

    Jesse Jackson: 4:1

    Tony Dungy: even

    Al Davis: even

    Wonder if VY “friended” JaMarcus yet…..

  15. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter says: Nov 23, 2010 3:41 PM

    Can someone fire this joke of a coach. How many times does he need to miss the playoffs before his useless ass is canned.

  16. billygoat says: Nov 23, 2010 3:47 PM

    Fisher would be scooped up before Bud Adams could blink an eye.

  17. boblavoie says: Nov 23, 2010 3:54 PM

    Fisher: “And hey Vince, don’t forget your shoulder pads.”
    You’ve got to make a joke out of this whole thing – it’s great living in New England!

  18. jimjcleveland says: Nov 23, 2010 3:54 PM

    I’m with Jeff Fisher on this. Clearly, they need to accept the fact that they wasted a first round pick on a marginally good player who doesn’t always deliver as promised. What kind of message does it send to the rest of the team – including Randy Moss – if Jeff Fisher doesn’t stand up to Vince Young’s temper tantrums? We’ve become such an anti-coach fan base these days. The reality is that our rabid fandom has created a culture of entitlement amongst the young stars of the NFL – stardom that they feel they are entitled to WITHOUT benefit of labor and productivity. I say BRAVO to Jeff Fisher for standing up and saying “Not in my locker room!”

  19. sdisme says: Nov 23, 2010 3:58 PM

    Fisher made people forget how horrible Bud Adams is as an owner. Well I’m sure there still a few in Houston who remember.

    Good luck to Titans fans if Adams runs off Fisher.

  20. Fiori says: Nov 23, 2010 4:00 PM


  21. FinFan68 says: Nov 23, 2010 4:03 PM

    well said.

  22. ernieernie says: Nov 23, 2010 4:07 PM

    Its almost unconscionable that the owner, bud whoever, would make a stupid remark that VY would be back next year.
    First you don’t put off the pain and or problem until next year. You resolve it now. And since your not planning or doing that its obvious that the coach is on the hot seat as in, you better get us to the playoffs and you better win or else.
    Fisher should have come out and said, I, the coach of this team will determine if VY comes back or not and if its not in my authority that I resign, now.

  23. Jack Burton says: Nov 23, 2010 4:07 PM

    See ya Vince, you were only good when you wanted to be.

  24. 54bear55 says: Nov 23, 2010 4:09 PM

    If Bud Adams lets Fisher go in favor of VY, it’ll go down as one of the alltime dumbest moves by an nfl owner. Lets see…underachieving/immature qb vs. one of the top 2 or 3 coaches in the league today? Easy choice.

  25. hobartbaker says: Nov 23, 2010 4:09 PM

    “Young and done”.

  26. nokoolaidcowboy says: Nov 23, 2010 4:12 PM

    Coach has to show HE is the boss until told otherwise. Young has to eventually grow a pair and stop being a prima donna.

    What next? Twitter?

  27. oldtown96 says: Nov 23, 2010 4:18 PM

    Isn’t Fisher’s contract up after this year? Whatever people feel about his handling of Vince Young (who appears to be childish and mentally unstable), he’ll be a hot commodity for teams looking for the kind of stability he provides. I’m not sure anyone could win consistently with Vince Young at the helm.

  28. barneyrumble says: Nov 23, 2010 4:20 PM

    All of this is bad news for the Titans and good news for the Colts. The Texans take care of the Titans this week and the Jags get no more Hail Mary’s and the Colts win the division again. Sounds good! Keep this hissy fit going Titans, PLEASE!!! Heh heh

  29. sloancold says: Nov 23, 2010 4:26 PM

    Same thing happened to the late Steve McNair.

  30. Nevis says: Nov 23, 2010 4:34 PM

    I hope Bud blows it and fires Fisher; Niners need a new HC.

  31. jameswestphal says: Nov 23, 2010 4:34 PM

    And if anyone knows the intricate inner workings of a football locker room, it’s elderly energy tycoons.

  32. Nevis says: Nov 23, 2010 4:35 PM

    And BTW, Fisher is the best HC in the NFL without a ring, period.

  33. nickster2k says: Nov 23, 2010 4:37 PM

    Rosenthals Speling Instrukter says:
    Nov 23, 2010 3:41 PM
    Can someone fire this joke of a coach. How many times does he need to miss the playoffs before his useless ass is canned.


    As someone who is not a fan of the Titans, I have the utmost respect for Fisher. The guy manages to field a competitive team annually despite a lot of personnel mistakes in recent history– just off the top of my head: Young, Pacman Jones, Lendale White.

    If he’s making the personnell decisions, then he does deserve a lot of the blame for their shortcomings, but rumor is the owner often meddles in making those poor decisions.

    Titans fans could do a lot worse than Fisher. The guy’s been close to the SB, and may be back again soon. They’re just unfortunate to be in the same division as some robot named Manning.

  34. ticewasbetter says: Nov 23, 2010 4:40 PM

    Don’t even bother trying to bring the crap to Minnesota… Once Favre is done we’re through with drama QB’s.

    With the 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select:
    Jake Locker, QB, Washington.

  35. dctitanfan says: Nov 23, 2010 4:41 PM

    VY is fun to watch and a WINNER but somewhat immature.

    Fisher is a 16-year LOSER but a decent guy.

    Taking everything into account (including 30+years as a fan with one SB appearance), this fan is going to go with the guy who is fun to watch and a winner.

  36. harborlaw says: Nov 23, 2010 4:41 PM

    I am not a Jeff Fischer fan – but hats off to the guy. Vince Young should be done.

  37. balthrops says: Nov 23, 2010 5:09 PM

    Not the same thing that happened to Steve. Steve was traded to the Ravens, still wanted to work out at the team facility.

  38. commandercornpone says: Nov 23, 2010 6:08 PM

    uncle rico hasnt even won a division title.

  39. blackcatnfl says: Nov 23, 2010 6:09 PM

    The one whose name I do not call out must go back to the house, pack your bags, and leave IMMEDIATELY! — Coach Tyra

  40. trollaikman8 says: Nov 23, 2010 6:17 PM

    Young, dumb and full of …Tequilla.

  41. natelan says: Nov 23, 2010 6:28 PM

    VY is an absolute loser!

  42. radrntn says: Nov 23, 2010 7:09 PM

    heck , if the titans don’t want him we should sign him. he can’t be any worse then Jason Campbell

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