Vince Young demoted after Titans' loss to Redskins
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."
Around 7:30, Young tweeted:
Just want to play.
Young also tweeted: "for your info I have my shoulder pads stop believing everything u here."
| November 21, 2010; 5:44 PM ET
Categories: NFL, Redskins
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