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Posted at 3:28 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Report: Vince Young was asked to leave Tennessee Titans' facility Monday

By Cindy Boren

Vince Young showed up for work Monday after an incident Sunday involving his coach, Jeff Fisher, and was told to leave the Tennessee Titans' facility.

Young, who was not happy about being replaced at quarterback after hurting his thumb in Tennessee's loss to the Washington Redskins, was visibly upset, sources told The Tennessean, but left without incident.

Later Monday, Fisher announced that Young will need surgery and that the team will place him on the season-ending injured-reserve list. Neither Young nor Fisher could be reached Tuesday by The Tennessean.

By Cindy Boren  | November 23, 2010; 3:28 PM ET
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The buck stops with the boss. This scenario was played out in Washington. Fisher and Shanahan were fellow coaches in their youth with the 49er's. Maybe this was Fisher's way of making their football philosophies relevant. What is that philosophy? I'm the coach and I don't like the QB you[Owner] have given me. I'm going to make it difficult for them. I'm the MAN!!

What folks are forgetting is how Fisher literally handed the game over to the youngster(Rusty Smith) as if he had been there before. Like he was really seasoned and ready to lead the team. Translation: The Black guy doesn't get it but this young white kid does and can be just as effective. Hmmmmmm...sounds familiar? Yeap....Donovan can't run the two minute drill but the nobody white boy who knows OUR playbook can get it done. Hmmmmmmmmm...To these guys it's not about athleticism but....I dunno....mechanics maybe? Your guess is as good as mine. I can't think of anything but stereotyping....race...an interpersonal comfort zones.

Sure, Vince had the confusion with his mother(suicide false alarm)...the bar photo's(very Gay looking) and bar fights. But, so what!! He's a football player and not a politician. The days of QB's being held as military generals are over. They are one of the 11 players on offense now. All must produced and Vince has.
Top QB's in the NFL ranking wise are:
Vick, Young, Garrard and Manning. No...that's not a typo and running stats don't factor in. Believe it or not on of the Sports Junkies(106.7) thought that to be the case. I lie to you not.

So, Shanahan...I mean Fisher....Justify your quick trigger? Donovan has been in several Pro Bowls and hell....Vince hasn't done too badly winning honors and games either. Justify the quick trigger? I wonder how a white QB ranked in the top five would react to the disrespect we have witnessed by Shanahan and Fisher over the last couple of weeks? I mean really.

But, cooler heads prevail indeed. Once the media paused, stop doing the typical "War" crap and really looked at it[and perhaps themselves] there does appear to once again be a racial double standard with our Black QB's. In Washington it eventually ended with vicious articles about the "Redskins" racist history and the city we live in. Face it folks...."The Grand Ole Opre" ain't hardly "The Chocolate City" Fisher has more rope down there. But, as we saw with Dan Snyder and his signing of Donovan we'll see the same thing here with Vince Young. Cooler heads indeed. Owner's aren't going to let their cities become divided by "egos".

Posted by: kentonsmith | November 23, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

@kentonsmith:

Let's look at performance. Vince Young has not exactly lit up the NFL since he was drafted. It seems like every time he starts to play well, he has set backs. He hurt the thumb on his throwing hand. That is nothing to take lightly. It could leave to long term and perhaps career threatening ramifications.

I think McNabb got the raw deal in Detroit, but I do not believe for one second that Shannahan is a racist or benched McNabb for bigoted reasons. When Shannon Sharpe stands up on national TV to emphatically standup for his former coach and make it clear that Shanahan is not racist, then i for one listen.

I don't hink Jeff Fischer is racist either. If he was, than Steve Mcnair would not have been with the Oilers/Titans for so long and start as many games as he did. And let's not forget, the Titans released Mcnair when he got older...to give the QB job to Vince Young!

Vince Young is not an NFL starting QB at this point. He is awesomely talented and could develop into a great QB someday, but he is immature and I think Jeff Fisher had had enough.

Last but not least, I think to scream rascism evry time a black QB's grasp of an offensive system that they are supposed to run and are the focal point of is questioned, I hear so many people scream "racism!" Heath Shuler was not a pro QB. He couldn't grasp the pro offense. He was not smart enough to succeed. He was a white dude. Same with Tim Couch and Alex Smith. White dudes who were supposed to be great but aren't smart enough to be good. I don't hear anyone calling them dumb rednecks or stupid white boys.

That's just my take.

Posted by: lost_confused_idelaist | November 23, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

kentonsmith = ignorant moron
VY deserves ALL the "disrespect" because he failed to take care of his business, NOT because he was/is black. To equate what Fisher and Shannahan did purely on racial bias is ignorant. Talent will only open the door so far, hard work and effort (and Good Luck)keep it open and VY has to learn that for himself. As to D Mac,IF he completed more passes (especially on 3rd down) and was not getting killed by the pass rush, he probably would not have been pulled. If anything Shannahan was trying to save him from additional punishment, knowing that he was injured and far from being in shape. Bruce Allen and the Shannahans wanted D Mac and traded for him accordingly (in your warped world they probably "disrespected" Jason C. by doing so). The first 8 games were a bit of a dissapontment when you look at his stats, BUT they did go 4-4. IF D Mac had played better they would not have lost to St. Louis and Detroit; Houston and Indy were on the pass D. Blood and Guts are color blind, D Mac displays both and deserves respect, VY has to grow up and act the position if he expects to be treated with Respect! Respect MUST be earned and once earned can not be taken for granted. As far as how a "white" QB would act if replaced, call up anyone of the following for their impressions: Brady Quinn, Jake Delhomme, Derek Anderson, Alex Smith, Chad Henne, Bruce Gradkowski and Matt Leinhert to name a few. QB's getting replaced for sub-standard play knows no racial bias. As far as YOU, look up the phrase "reverse BIGOT" you ignorant ass!

Posted by: rdstr93 | November 23, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

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