Vince Young and Jeff Fisher were like Japanese fighting fish: Put them in the same bowl, and they'll just fight until someone goes down.
In this case, Vince Young was supposed to be the loser. He would be released, and Jeff Fisher would stay.
But now, Fisher declared he won't return. So does this mean the Titans should keep Young?
They shouldn't. Not. At. All.
Young is talented, that is obvious. But he lacks the discipline, maturity, and emotional restraint to be a good quarterback. I mention emotional restraints due to the fact that he will let fans and off-field issues affect his play. His talent is hindered by his immaturity.
This immaturity was so evident that the formerly longest-tenured coach couldn't raise him, and Fisher was well known for establishing discipline.
The 2009 season seemed to be his renaissance, as he showed poise, calmness and maturity—this was after being on the bench for six games.
But when he was given the starting job in 2010, he just seemed to collapse under the pressure and expectation. If Young wants to be on an NFL roster again, he needs to grow up on his own.
Fisher's future will be interesting. He is a great coach, disciplinarian and motivator. Getting a coaching job for him would be easy, but we can't guarantee it will be in the NFL.
The Titans have nothing to frown about. They have a great running back, a good receiver corp and a maturing defense. The only thing they need is a new coach. Fisher was great for a while, but over time, things have to change. Fisher's strategy was the same over 10 years, and while other teams grew, his game plan didn't truly adapt to the league.
The new coach will bring a new game plan and a new atmosphere. Basically, the new coach will have the Jason Garrett effect; if the coach was the reason for the problems, he's gone now, so the coach can't be blamed for any shortcomings, only the players. With the extra motivation, the team play will be stepped up.
This is all a theory for the future of the franchise. But I cannot imagine the team having a worse season then this year. I don't expect an 11-5 record, but maybe 8-8.
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