Truth & Rumors > NFL

V.Y.'s bonus to send Fisher packing?

Views
15280
Comments
93

08:01 AM ET 11.26 | Has Bud Adams picked Vince Young over Jeff Fisher? CBS' Charlie Casserly reported that the Titans will pay Young's $4.25 million 2011 roster bonus when it comes due in the offseason. There would be no reason for the Titans to pay the bonus if they didn't plan to keep Young on the roster -- and at this point, after the most recent public falling out between Fisher and Young, it's hard to see how Young's return doesn't lead to Fisher's departure.

FanHouse

Vince Young, Jeff Fisher, Getty Images Vince Young, Jeff Fisher, Getty Images
November 26, 2010  08:04 AM ET

I think it's time for Tennessee to go in another direction...both head coach AND quarterback.

November 26, 2010  08:16 AM ET

Definitely for head coach. The QB issue will likely resolve itself with that change.

November 26, 2010  08:22 AM ET

V.Young needs to mature a bit. Though Fisher is a great coach, he made need a fresh start as well

November 26, 2010  08:25 AM ET

Anyone who pays Young 4.25 million to simply make their roster needs their frickin head examined!

November 26, 2010  08:28 AM ET

If they fire Fisher, it won't be long before he's got himself a new job. Here's hoping he lands in San Fran!

November 26, 2010  08:31 AM ET

Old Man Adams, remember the one finger Salute to Bills fans at $250,000 fine .... is insane and will keep Vince Young, forcing Fisher to Walk and I guessing take one year Off.

Comment #11 has been removed
November 26, 2010  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Young is on IR so he's still technically on the roster so he HAS to get his roster bomus doesn't he? It like preseason, if a player gets hurt, you can't cut him after he gets injured - it's one of the catch 22's of football. I'd pick the coach over the QB any day of the week and there's a lot of teams that would line up to hire Fisher. The line of teams for Young wouldn't cause a grocery store to open another register!!

I admittedly haven't read the situation, but I believe its an offseason bonus. So he's safe on IR until the end of the 16th game, but that's it. IR doesn't carry over into the offseason, so he's as cuttable as anyone at that point.

November 26, 2010  09:24 AM ET

"V.Y.'s bonus to send Fisher packing?"

Line forms to the left...

November 26, 2010  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE:

I have been a Titans fan since they were the Oilers. Bud Adams is going to pick a diva-****-crying-immature QB who needs to grow a set of testicules over his head coach? Pitiful. Man, it hurts seeing my team going through such bull fecal. If Jeff Fisher leaves, which sounds like he will, then some team is going to get a solid coach and the Titans are going to become the new Detroit Lions. I don't think there is a team out there that wants to play the Titans because those guys are scappers. Jeff is the reason. He does bring out the best in players that are not Pro Bowlers. Vince Young, you are not what the Titans need.

Great post, Hulk.

A lot of teams around the league would put Fisher on their staff in a heartbeat, and his presence will show immediate results.

November 26, 2010  09:28 AM ET

Fisher will be a hot commodity on the market. Dallas maybe? They certainly need an established dude with a temper to strike fear into some of the quitters on that team. Even if Big D doesn't come knocking, Carolina, San Francisco, Minnesota, Cincinnati (a great spot for him as he could return to a divison he knows very well..) or even Denver will make him a top priority.

November 26, 2010  09:34 AM ET

Really? Charlie "Brady & Moss fought in the locker room" Casserly has another hot scoop?
Sorry, Charlie, I'll wait for confirmation

November 26, 2010  09:38 AM ET

You can stay at the dance too long! Fisher's been there quite a while. VY was a tremendous college QB but has been an average pro, held back by his lack of maturity. Owner Adams appears to be still enamored with VY's potential and thus still giving him his way. This will be resolved with Fisher's departure and the Titans settling into a losing football team.

November 26, 2010  09:41 AM ET

Vince young has never lived up the billing and is terribly overrated. His starting record being so good only because Chris Johnson and the D have carried him the last two years. Vinces stats have always been mediocre and he doesn't get it. If tenn makes this awful call for an overrated qb, it will be a terrible blunder and who could they possibly get that would be better then fish while babying vy? The only thing that will male vy happy is his ol Texas coach. This is a joke and if the titans do this, they belong at the bottom of te barrel. It would be like Carolina choosing Jake delhomme over John fox last year.

November 26, 2010  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Anyone who pays Young 4.25 million to simply make their roster needs their frickin head examined!

Exactly but it will happen because Adams is never going to admit he made a mistake in insisting that the staff draft Young though it was unanamous among them that he was not NFL quarterback material. Fisher will never coach another game with Young as his quarterback after some of the things that were said to him in front of his team and the public display put on by Young with the fans that day. It is a screwed up deal and it will set the franchise back several years but it is exactly what is going to happen. Fisher will go to the Cowboys, a team that already has more talent than any team that he has ever had in Nashville or Houston and all of as sudden be a genious again.

November 26, 2010  09:46 AM ET

Actually that was wrong to compare it to JD. Jake was a good qb before his surgery, and actually won playoff games so it's not the same. Really, has the owner completely lost his mind in tn?

November 26, 2010  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

You can stay at the dance too long! Fisher's been there quite a while. VY was a tremendous college QB but has been an average pro, held back by his lack of maturity. Owner Adams appears to be still enamored with VY's potential and thus still giving him his way. This will be resolved with Fisher's departure and the Titans settling into a losing football team.

They are going to lose a lot of fans over this issue if they run Fisher off over this situation. Young does not deserve to wear an NFL uniform and if you think he is bad now just wait til you empower him even further by keeping him over the guy that is in the right here.

November 26, 2010  09:59 AM ET

Has Bud Adams been tested for dementia, Alzheimer's, etc?

November 26, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I see no reason to keep Young, so a non-issue

 
November 26, 2010  10:01 AM ET

No need to keep him, ergo no bonus , no coaching change. A non starter!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    1267
    Comments
    1379
  2. 2
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    4243
    Comments
    930
  3. 3
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    5980
    Comments
    336
  4. 4
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    1363
    Comments
    167
  5. 5
    Lightning may be swept aside
    Views
    1334
    Comments
    100

SI.com

SI Photos