Vince Young Benched for Rusty Smith, Clashes with Jeff Fisher in Locker Room
It appears as if Vince Young’s tumultuous run in Tennessee may finally be coming to an end. Either that, or Jeff Fisher may be gone, because the two had a serious clash on Sunday. Young left Tennesse’s game against the Redskins in the third quarter after hurting his thumb on a throw. VY was replaced by third string option Rusty Smith, a rookie out of Florida Atlantic, who saw the first action of his career. Despite Young’s efforts working with the trainers to re-enter the game, Fisher stuck with Smith for the rest of the game. Young was 12/16 for 165 yards in the game while Smith went 3/9 for 62 yards and an interception. The benching resulted in a series of conflicts involving Vince Young. Let’s let The Tennessean explain everything:
After the game Young tossed his shoulder pads into the stands as he left the field, setting off a chain of events in the locker room.
As Fisher gathered the team, Young uttered expletives under his breath as he was getting dressed, according to the source.
Young then headed for the locker room door. Fisher told him not to walk out on his teammates. Young responded that he was not walking out on his teammates, but was walking out on Fisher, according to the source.
Fisher never seemed to be satisfied with Young who reportedly does not work hard enough on his craft. Even when the team started 0-6 last season, it was Titans owner Bud Adams who demanded the change at quarterback from Kerry Collins to Vince Young. In all likelihood, Young probably lost his coach years ago because of crap like this, this, and this. Fisher has said that injury or not, Vince Young won’t be the team’s starting quarterback. Now that he’s spoken, here’s your chance: will both Fisher and Young be back next season? If not, which one will be gone?
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