So it has been a crazy few days around these parts. Obviously the benching of Vince Young stirred up a lot of debates that have been lingering around this site for a couple of years. These debates, whether it be Collins vs. Young or whether or not Jeff Fisher should be fired, seem to bring out some strong opinions from a lot of people.
The thing that I love best about this site is the passion that we all feel for the Titans even in times of argument. Writing for this site is so much better than writing for a traditional media outlet because I have the freedom to be reactionary and write stuff like "Jeff Fisher is an idiot."
After having a couple of days to think about everything that went down on Sunday, the statement that Fisher is an idiot probably isn't true. I should have gone with stubborn there instead of idiot. I am of the belief that Kerry Collins would still be the quarterback of this team if Bud Adams wasn't the owner. I think a lot of stuff happened between Fisher and Vince Young in Vince's first couple of years that have soured Fisher on Vince, and it appears that once Fisher has soured on someone it is nearly impossible for that person to recover from that- even if that person has saved his job twice.
Another word that might have been better is short-sighted. He claims that he thought Kerry would come in and provide a spark. Maybe he did, but an NFL season is so much more than just one game. I still say that benching Vince in a week 2 game has more downside than upside. Now only time will tell- and the only person that can make it a positive is Vince.
In conclusion, I am ready for Fisher to be fired, but not because he is an idiot- and not just because of this one game. I am ready for him to be fired because he is a stubborn man who refuses to let things go and refuses to adjust his style of coaching to match today's NFL game.
There were a lot of things about that Pittsburgh game that have been missed because of the benching. Hats off to Mike Tomlin and his staff for out coaching the heck out of Fisher and his staff. From the opening kickoff reverse to the defensive game plan, it was pretty clear that the Steelers were better prepared for that game than the Titans.
Also hats off to the Steelers defense. They made both Titans QBs look bad on Sunday, and Vince and Kerry will not be the last QBs who put up terrible performances against that squad. They made the Titans offensive line, which is always one of the best coached in the league, look utterly and completely lost. I am not yet ready to declare that there is a major problem with this offensive line, but they need to rebound with a really strong performance against the Giants.
The best thing about this site though is at the end of the day, whether we are pro-Fisher or anti-Fisher, or pro-Vince or pro-Kerry, we are all Titans fans, and what we won't more than anything is for this team to win every time that they step on the field.
Another thing that I am really proud of is that the disagreements between our own were for the most part very civil. There was a lot more debating of points than personal attacks, and that is what I always hope for when these types of issues come up.
So with all of that said, let's use this thread to get out any final things about that game, and then move on to the New York Giants.