Jeff Fisher: Titans QB Vince Young has lost his job
For one week, the drama appears to have left the Redskins behind, and it's their opponents - the Tennessee Titans - who have inherited it.
Starting quarterback Vince Young suffered a torn flexor tendon in his thumb, and Coach Jeff Fisher decided Young wasn't fit to return to the game in the third quarter. He was replaced by rookie Rusty Smith, a sixth-round draft choice out of Florida Atlantic.
"I was not satisfied with his ability to control the ball, so I stayed with Rusty," Fisher said. "He never came to me and said he was OK and wanted to go back in, and I was told that he was obviously a little upset after."
Fisher was also told, he said, that Young threw his uniform into the stands after the game.
"Clearly, that is no way to respond, and so we have some things that we have to sort out with him," Fisher said.
The upshot: Even if Young is healthy - and Fisher said he could need season-ending surgery - he has lost his starting job. Young finished 12 of 16 for 165 yards. Smith, playing because regular backup Kerry Collins is hurt, went 3 for 9 for 62 yards with an interception.
"I am very disappointed," Fisher said. "I think his teammates are disappointed. There is going to be frustration in losses. ... There are times when you have to dig deep and fight and turn to one another. I don't think you run, and so I am disappointed."
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