The good news for Titans coach Jeff Fisher is that his team finally won another game, after losing six in a row.
The bad news? The game featured a cameo appearance from a prodigal son. (Fisher possibly would be inclined to add “of a bitch” to that one.)
Quarterback Vince Young, who has been on injured reserve since tearing a tendon in his thumb against the Redskins and burning his bridge with Fisher after the game, showed up for a portion of Sunday’s visit from the Texans. Fisher didn’t want to discuss the situation on Monday.
“Look this deal is y’all’s deal, this is not our deal,” Fisher said, per Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com. “We had an issue in the locker room after the Washington Redskin game. He had surgery; he went on IR. I have not spoken with him, he is on IR and we’ll address it when the season is over, period. Whatever is going on is not an issue, I’m focused on the football team, the guys who are playing and we’ll address the future of this franchise and the quarterback position when the season is over.”
Fisher declined to speculate regarding Young’s motivation for appearing on the sideline during the third quarter and a portion of the fourth. “Talk to him; find out what he was doing,” Fisher said. “I saw injured reserve players that were at the game, I knew they were at the game because I saw them in the locker room before the game and I said hello to them. I don’t know who all was there and who wasn’t there, but I did see a few of them. Beyond that, I don’t know what his intentions were and why he came for just a quarter. I can’t speak for that or him.”
The fact that Young was at the game but didn’t seek out Fisher suggests that the two men remain on course for a collision come January. And we continue to believe that the guy who’ll be gone is the longest-tenured coach in the NFL.