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The last time the Titans and Redskins played each other was one of the most memorable days of the Vince Young era.

Grant Halverson

Jim Wyatt posted this on Twitter today and it reminded me about the last time the Titans and Redskins faced each other:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Photo flashback, 2010: Vince Young&#39;s last action w <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> was vs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Redskins?src=hash">#Redskins</a>. Went on IR next wk and cut after season <a href="http://t.co/mfjkjM6dSR">pic.twitter.com/mfjkjM6dSR</a></p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/522400638240845825">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So that was the last game Vince Young ever started for the Titans.  He hurt his hand in that game.  He thought he could go back in the game, but the trainers/Jeff Fisher did not.  That is where the infamous RUSSTTYYY audio originated.

After the game, VY threw his pads in the stand.  It was his best throw of the day.  He then cursed at Jeff Fisher and stormed out of the locker room after the game.  It was those antics that finally helped Bud Adams realize that VY shouldn't be his guy.

As an aside, Rusty made one fantastic throw in that game down the seam to Nate Washington.  That made me think, for a second, that he had a chance to be an NFL QB (the next week's disaster in Houston shattered that thought).

Rusty also found Randy Moss in the end zone but the play was called back because Moss was called for offensive pass interference.  It was a weak call, and had the play stood, Moss would have been the only player to ever catch a touchdown pass for 3 different teams in one season.

I was at the game, and I remember thinking how smart Rusty was because he targeted Moss with most of his throws.  That seemed like a smart decision for an inexperienced quarterback (even if Moss was a shell of his former self).