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Tony Dungy: ‘I Would Cut Ties with Vince Young’ if I Were Jeff Fisher

It’s one thing for an impetuous writer or a schmuck caller on sports talk radio to say the Titans need to part ways with Vince Young. It’s quite another when Tony Dungy says it. See, Dungy was a Super Bowl winning coach with the Colts, so his words actually carry some weight around these parts. He’s run teams, helped with personnel decisions, and he seems like a rational dude. Rational people don’t make conclusive remarks without really believing in them, so you know Dungy was serious when he commented on the Vince Young-Jeff Fisher situation in Tennessee.

Asked what he would do with Vince Young, Dungy said “I think you cut ties with Vince Young … that’s just wrong.” Tony added “No coach in the National Football League has his players’ back as much as Jeff Fisher does. And Vince Young as a quarterback, he’s gotta be with them.”

That’s coming from someone who knows how difficult it is to find a quality quarterback, and how much a team can be hurt by a lack of good quarterback play. Dungy wouldn’t have recommended the Titans part ways with Vince Young if VY hadn’t really screwed up, and if he didn’t believe Young were expendable. We already knew Buffalo would be looking for a new quarterback in the draft, maybe now you can add Tennessee to the list.



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  • Anonymous

    For Tony Dungy to say Coach Fisher needs to cut ties with Vince Young is insane and goes to show you he is letting his personal feelings as a past coach get in the way. What needs to be done is the whole team, along with Vince Young and Coach Fisher, needs to sit down and air some things out. It wasn’t Vince Young who lost the game on Sunday by himself; it was a combination of the Offense and Defense, and Coaches who appearantly do not know any other plays to call for this talented team. Yes, Vince was wrong to get so upset at the onslaught of trader fans who booed him and his team, but his emotions along with everyones elses emotions were running high. If anything Bud Adams needs to look at his whole coaching staff and determin if that is where the problem lies.

  • Anonymous

    What was Vince’s record last year? Fisher hasn’t had his back ever since he started those phony suicide rumors 2 years ago. Fisher’s a loser. The players know Vince is a warrior and will go to battle for him. If Fisher can’t coach Vince, and no he’s not Peyton Manning, but who is, then let’s see how he does without him. The proof will be in the pudding. How do you think Vince feels having never been stopped or even slowed down as a runner and these dopy USC coaches make him sit in the pocket and not use his abilities? Vince is different, but that’s why they call it “coaching”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A6X2MNOXO5VGLTVULS6MOV6DWM Paul Houser

    I think that ANYTHING Tony Dungy says should be taken with a grain of salt. He is “famous” for saying controversial things that end up backfiring. As far as being an “impetuous writer” or “schmuck” goes . . . you don’t have to be a former NFL coach or an analyst to be able to mention something intelligent and pertinent.