Two weeks ago, it appeared that Nashville would no longer be big enough for Vince Young and Jeff Fisher come 2010.
Now, after two straight wins engineered by Young, the tea leaves are spitting out a much different vibe.
For starters, there’s an emerging bromance between Young and offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, who returned to the team last season but who had limited opportunities to work with the third overall pick in the 2006 draft.
Said Heimerdinger of Young, per the Tennessean: “Right now, he’s really studying, doing everything
he’s supposed to do. He has a feel for what we want to do.”
“I don’t want to speak too fast right now, but from two games, I really feel like we’ve been really comfortable with each other,” Young said.
Though it might not yet be enough to get Young to invite Heimerdinger to a shirtless tequila party, it’s a good start.
Fisher acknowledges that the disappearance of Young from the starting lineup after only one game in 2008 made it hard for Young and Heimerdinger to get on the same page.
“[Young] realistically had . . . less than three quarters in that opener last
year,” Fisher said. “That’s really the only
experience he’s had with Mike in real-game situations.”
If the Titans continue to win, the real-game situations could extend into 2010 and beyond. It’s a reality that, 14 days ago, seemed like an impossibility.