No Titans-related move is official until former Titans cornerback Pacman Jones adds his two cents. Or, as the case may be, his trash bag full of $1 bills.
Jones, who now plays for the Bengals, thinks the Titans made a mistake by firing coach Jeff Fisher.
“I have no idea why they [fired him],” Jones told Yahoo! Sports. “It’s gotta be the dumbest move ever. But that’s how they do things in Tennessee. It can be very weird down there.”
Frankly, the best proof that the Titans do dumb things is that they hired Jones. Coming out of West Virginia, Jones had more red flags than a Chinese military parade, and yet the Titans devoted to Jones the sixth pick in the 2005 draft.
Though the first-round of the 2005 draft had more busts than a Chinese military parade (that one fit better the first time I used it), the Titans passed on guys like DeMarcus Ware and Aaron Rodgers.
The Titans hardly were alone in letting Aaron Rodgers slide down the board, but the Titans went quarterback only one year later, drafting Vince Young with the third pick and trading Steve McNair to Baltimore. So while Rodgers wasn’t regarded as a can’t-miss prospect, the Titans ignored the warning signs that Jones presented, and Jones’ chronic off-field issues provided one piece of the puzzle that pointed to Fisher’s departure.
“We had kind of a father-son relationship,” Jones told Yahoo! Sports. “He was hard on me, but he let me know he was there for me. . . . He never turned his back on me.”
Except for when Fisher turned his back on Jones by, you know, trading him.
Either way, it’ll be interesting to see whether Fisher makes a play for Jones if/when Fisher lands with a new team.