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Posted at 5:44 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Vince Young demoted after Titans' loss to Redskins

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 8:13 p.m.

Vince Young has lost his job as the starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, Coach Jeff Fisher said after Tennessee's 19-16 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins at LP Field.

"Yes, right now he has," Fisher said. "There are some things that need to change."

Young hurt his thumb in the second half, left briefly and, although he returned to the field, did not re-enter the game. Rusty Smith finished up, with Kerry Collins injured.

"Vince tore a flexor tendon in his thumb and I was not satisfied with his ability to control the ball so I stayed with Rusty," Fisher said. "He never said to me he was okay and wanted to go back in, and I was told he was a little upset after, and I was also told he threw half his uniform in the stands.

"Clearly that is no way to respond, so we have some things we have to sort out with him. He may need surgery, and if that's the case, he is done for the year. If that's the case, Rusty is our guy."

Young completed 12 of 16 passes for 165 yards and had three carries for 20 yards. Smith, a sixth-round draft pick in April, was 3 of 9 for 62 yards and an interception.

Around 7:30, Young tweeted:

Young also tweeted: "for your info I have my shoulder pads stop believing everything u here."

By Cindy Boren  | November 21, 2010; 5:44 PM ET
Categories:  NFL, Redskins  
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How's the talent? The score was 19-16.

If you are going to go ga-ga over everything the Redskins do, the least you could do is get the score right.

Let's go Caps!

Posted by: CF11555 | November 21, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Don't let the dumb deer-in-headlights look and the floating passes seemingly thrown up for grabs fool you, Rusty Smith is headed to Canton.

Posted by: randysbailin | November 21, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Cindy was a bit upset. She is a Titans fan.

Posted by: charley42 | November 21, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Titans "fan"? Well, Charley exaggerates a bit. He learned that in France. :) I have liked what Jeff Fisher has done with that team over the years. I think he's a smart coach and gets a lot out of whatever talent he has. He's very adaptable. Now ... he showed no smarts whatsoever Sunday. Did he not know Rogers/Landry were out? Terrible, terrible game by Fisher.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 22, 2010 5:37 AM | Report abuse

I saw Sidney Crosby on the sidelines of this game . He tried to make eye contact with a couple of players .I swear he was trying to set a meet @ his hotel room after the game . Cindy likes to dress up as a "Canadian call girl ". She has this redish wig she wears often . You know she will order a bottle of Hennesy chilled very well . A bottle of the finest @ the Hilton top couples suit. My buddy Carlos works at the Hilton right next to the titans stadium he has told me Cindy is a huge fan of the Titians and when he has down time (2-3 days off) withe Pegoles he come in town and goes to the titians home games.Chirs has been seen with cindy on many outings to the Chirs Ruth steak house.He did mention Cindy will change up sometimes with wearing a blondish/red wing. He tols me that she doesn't look that bad but needs practice walking in those high heels .

Posted by: terryreece | November 22, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

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