Seems to me that the insertion of Vince Young as quarterback today spells the end for Jeff Fisher. It doesn't take a genius to realize that the Titans were headed in the wrong direction, and there was a sense that something had to happen, regardless if the Patriots had won by a much lesser margin than 59-0 two weeks ago. The degree of defeat was not the point. We were lifeless and had no real leadership. Yes, I know we had other key injuries, and yes, it was snowing and slippery up in Foxborough.
However, just like the Tennessee Vols needed fresh leadership at head coach, I think the Titans need it as well. 15 years as head coach in the same organization brings a sense of complacency and a sense of community. I don't know about you, but I don't like my head coaches to get real comfy in a community or feel as if the head coach's job is their's to keep. It's really there's to lose, and Fisher has lost it. Just like what happened in Knoxville, the same thing is happening here in Nashville with Coach Fisher. He's a heck of guy, and has had a great run, but it's time for him to move on.
It's difficult for me to believe that 86 year old Bud Adams had to make the call on VY. Here we have a multi million $$ signee who arguably is a pretty good quarterback, is youthful, energetic, and has not had much playing time in over a year. We also had a TItans team with an 0-6 record, and a 36 year old over the hill quarterback who has seen better days, even if they were less than a year ago. This is professional football. Why did the owner have to step in and make the call to put in Vince Young? Makes no sense to me.
Fisher can count his days down in Nashville. He will be replaced by Bud Adams before the NFL draft in 2010.