OK, while everybody is battling it out in today's Morning Links to see who can be the most outraged over how VY cussed out Fisher and stormed out of the locker room after the Washington game, maybe those of us who are interested in moving on can talk about how all this is likely to play out in the offseason. For me, the first given is that Vince Young has to be traded or cut. Unless Bud Adams really has gone both senile AND crazy, there's no way he can rationally decide to keep Young. Who would coach him? Who would want to be his teammate? Who would attend the games in Nashville except to boo? Anyway, the point is that:
My Assumption number 1 is that Vince has to go.
My Assumption #2 is that Fisher probably has to go as well, but his fate is not yet sealed. If the Titans win out and start to look like they might gel into a winning team next year, maybe Fisher stays on. It's a long shot, but as we know, Bud seems to be a stickler for contracts, and we just learned that Fisher's contract has no opt-out clause for either him or the Titans. Unless Bud wants to pay him to leave early, he stays on and Bud hates to waste money. Plus, he seems overly concerned with holding everyone to their original contracts - even when it doesn't necessarily make good business sense.
Which brings us to:
My Assumption #3 - Bud Adams is genuinely unpredictable on this decision because logic and reason would require him to change his longstanding, firm positions that a) Fisher stays through his contract and b) Vince is our QB of the future. So, somethings gotta give: either Bud Adams is going to have to go back on emphatic positions he has held for years or the team is going to be thrown into a nightmare situation next year.