Young on IR and Heimerdinger in Chemotherapy: Where Do the Titans Go from Here?

Brandon GriffinCorrespondent INovember 24, 2010

DETROIT , MI - NOVEMBER 27: Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans talks with head coach Jeff Fisher, offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger and trainer Brad Brown after coming in the game in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions on November 27, 2008 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

As many people already know, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger has left the team to undergo chemotherapy. He will be out at least a week.

At the same time, everyone knows Vince Young will not be playing anymore this year, since he is on the IR with a torn flexor tendon.

With the loss of these two, and a power-hungry head coach intent on keeping players he doesn't like off the field whether they are good for the team or not, where do the Titans go from here?

First year quarterback coach Dowell Loggains will more than likely call the plays, as Fisher will keep an eye on him. Rookie quarterback Rusty Smith will be starting and may actually be able to help the Titans win. He is new to the league and that could hurt him, but he played in a pro-style offense at FAU and did exceedingly well.

He had a passer rating in college over 120. That could be good news for a Titans team that has a lot of talent at the receiver position, but only if Fisher opens up the offense. He has had trouble with letting a talented quarterback in Young open up the passing game for years now.

Smith seems to be a winner and can hopefully help the Titans make a push at a division title, even with Peyton Manning coming up in two of the last seven games.

The Titans' defense has been pretty solid this year and can hold teams under 20 points, if the offense can keep them off the field long enough to stay rested. Keeping Chris Johnson involved will help the defense get the rest it needs between possessions.

The Titans will have a tough decision on their hands at the end of the season. Either get rid of Jeff Fisher or get rid of Vince Young and get a new quarterback.

In all honesty, I would like to see Fisher gone as he hasn't done much for me lately, and Young did save Fisher's job last season after a horrendous 0-6 start by Kerry Collins. Why get rid of Young when all he has done is change games and help the Titans win?

How Bud Adams, who called for Young to start last year, handles this in the offseason will be the next Brad Childress/Brett Favre type of story and all we Titans fans can do is sit back and hope for the best.