After Sunday’s Jeff Fisher-Vince Young blowup, there’s a widespread belief around the NFL that the Titans’ head coach and franchise quarterback simply can’t coexist anymore. But Titans owner Bud Adams says they don’t have a choice.
“They are going to have to work together. I haven’t given up on Vince, and I am sure Fisher hasn’t either,” Adams told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Vince was upset and said some things he regretted after doing it, but you have to get to the bottom of it, straighten it out and move on.”
Fisher and Young reportedly exchanged cross words with each other after Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, and Fisher said he wouldn’t tolerate Young’s antics, which included throwing his shoulder pads into the stands. Fisher’s post-game comments about Young made it appear that he’s ready to move on without the quarterback who has been his on-and-off starter since being selected with the third overall pick of the 2006 draft.
But Adams, who has always been a big fan of Young’s, insists that Young has a future with the franchise.
“It is one of those things that happened. It has happened, it is all over with and we want to get Vince back and playing again for us,” Adams said. “These things happen. I have been at this thing for a long time, about 51 years now. I have seen a lot of things happen and I don’t want to go jumping off the building over something happening one time.’’
Adams added, “This will all go away pretty quick.’’
Fisher, however, doesn’t seem like he’s willing to let this go away quickly, unless it means Young goes away. Which means Adams might have a difficult choice ahead of him, picking between his coach and his quarterback.