Give Titans owner Bud Adams credit for being honest. When most people say it’s not about the money, it’s always about the money.
Adams admits his decision to keep coach Jeff Fisher was largely about the money.
“With what I am paying him, I am not going to let him go and pay him a lot of money,” Adams told Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean. “I was thinking we could get him and Vince [Young] together, but it wasn’t going to work so I had to stick with Jeff and let Vince go.”
Adams also didn’t consider giving Fisher an extension. The owner may take some criticism for his stance, but it’s logical.
Paying Fisher to do nothing and a brand new coaching staff with a lockout possibly killing offseason practices makes no sense. Adams made it clear he tried to get Fisher to accept Young coming back, but Fisher wouldn’t budge.
Now all Fisher has to do is win in 2011 or he’ll be elsewhere.
“If we don’t start winning games you wonder about the coaching,” Adams said. “You look around the league right now and a lot of teams are letting coaches go. I don’t have to tell Jeff anything.”