Titans coach Jeff Fisher didn’t have much use for Vince Young’s text message apology.
“I’m not a real big text guy. I’m not really into this new age stuff. I don’t twit or tweet, but I think face-to-face is a man thing,” Fisher said on Wednesday via TitansInsider.com.
While Young was trying to do the right thing by texting Fisher, he should be old enough to know there are more appropriate avenues to apologize to your boss for openly disrespecting him. It’s immature. Leaking the apology to the media right after also confuses what the real motivation is here.
Communication between Fisher and Young seems to be a constant problem. Young never told Fisher he wanted to re-enter Sunday’s game, then was upset when he didn’t get put back in. There were also reports Young didn’t particularly push hard to start against the Dolphins the week before, so Kerry Collins just got the call.
If Young really wants to settle things down, he should find a way to meet with Fisher. Or at least call the man — perhaps without broadcasting the news right after. The Titans coach asked if anything good could come from the text.
“I don’t think so, no. Someone could have grabbed his phone and texted it,” Fisher said.