Favre: McNair 'doesn't deserve' treatment he's getting
It's pretty much a universal thought and one that I agree with as well---that whoever made this decision to bar McNair from the Titans complex, (and we all know who it was)---made a terrible PR goof. We were warned that Bud Adams could be an SOB, and certainly look no further than the Houston TX media to find countless examples of such during his tenure as the Oilers' owner.
If you look back as to the timing of this event, it was obvious that the decision came from the top. Fisher and Reese were on the West Coast during the USC "Pro Day" taking a look at Reggie Bush and Co. Or, should I say Matt Lienart and Co. Anyway, the lowly trainer was the one that delivered the news to McNair to take a hike. What class.
At least I think Reese and Fisher have a little more than that. Maybe not much more, but you could tell that they were uncomfortable with the decision overall upon their return. Now the fall out continues with this quote and article (ESPN.com gets the credit)
"All of the things he has done for that team,' the Packers QB said Thursday. 'He really has been the face of that team for the last 10 or 11 years, the one bright spot really. To be treated that way I think is really unfair. He doesn't deserve it ... It is not right.'
Which reminds me, did you see the City Paper article (I'm starting to like this hard hitting little print paper much more lately) yesterday? Sorry, I'm too lazy right now to link to it, but the essence of the article was that both Lienart and Vince Young got the impression that if either were selected by the Titans, that they would be playing this fall. Makes me think that the Titans are going to go with Billy Volek as starter, then work in whichever one we get by mid October or so. My money is on the bet that McNair has seen his last days as a Titan. I know it's a business, but it could have been handled so much more wisely. Favre has been given so much latitude up in Packers' country. They have handled his situation so much more sagaciously (wow, great word, no?)