The Tennessee Titans have turned into the NFL's latest soap opera.
After being injured, quarterback Vince Young stormed from the Titans locker room. Coach Jeff Fisher told him not to quit on his teammates, and Young responded by saying he wasn't quitting on his teammates but was quitting on Fisher. Young also threw his jersey and shoulder pads into the stands.
Fisher said at his press conference Young had lost his job, even if healthy.
This led to the question this article presents: Which one will leave Nashville, Vince Young or Jeff Fisher?
Jeff Fisher has been in Tennessee for 16 seasons, making him the longest tenured coach in the NFL. He has made the playoffs six times, including a Super Bowl appearance. He is widely considered one of the best coaches around. Fisher has done this almost always with a young, rebuilding team.
I have always been a big fan of Jeff Fisher, but critics would argue six playoff appearances in 16 years is terrible. They can also argue Fisher has lost control of his team and that the Titans desperately need a new voice.
He has also had problems with quarterbacks in the past, like Steve McNair and Billy Volek. While it can be argued that the McNair situation was all Bud Adams, it was obvious Fisher was the one who sent Volek packing to San Diego.
Vince Young was a star at Texas. Since coming to the NFL, he has appeared to be a spoiled brat that must have his way. His average play on the field since his rookie year certainly doesn't help his case. Young has also proved to be injury prone this year.
His fans will argue that he is a winner and has won 30 games in the NFL. Remember Bud Adams is from Texas like Vince Young, and Adams has been on the brink of firing Jeff Fisher before.
I would pick Fisher over Young because Fisher is more valuable long-term to the Titans. Saying that, it is time for a change. You can tell Fisher needs re-energizing, and so does his team. I much as I like Jeff Fisher, I would get rid of both Jeff Fisher and Vince Young.
Who should go? Jeff Fisher, Vince Young or both?