If Collins isn’t starting, it’s news to him

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 2:13pm

If a change from Kerry Collins to Vince Young at quarterback is coming this week for the Tennessee Titans, then it’s a message the incumbent starter has not received.

Players were due back at Baptist Sports Park on Tuesday to begin preparation for Sunday’s game with the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. Reports and speculation have cited owner Bud Adams as pushing for a switch from Collins to Young as soon as this week as the 0-6 Titans return from a bye week.

"I haven’t gotten any indication from him of a change,” Collins said last week when asked if there had been any inklings of a potential quarterback change from Coach Jeff Fisher.

Practices were closed to the media last week, but with Collins having had no indications of an impending switch, then it can be assumed that he still did work with the first unit.

Young has spent much of his time this season running the scout team offense, but with an off week in the schedule would have had an opportunity to run the Titans’ offense as well in practices.

Fisher was asked on Monday if Young was ready to play, if needed, based on any work he got in running the offense during the bye week.

“I think he, along with a lot of the players that are in backup roles, took advantage of their opportunities last week,” Fisher said.

For the first time since the Titans’ slide began, Fisher was non-committal, citing “competitive” reasons in saying who his starting quarterback would be on Sunday.

“I’m not going to go into details about the lineup changes, that’s a competitive issue,” Fisher said.

The Titans, at Adams’ urging, made the switch from Collins to Young in 2006, Young’s rookie year, after an 0-3 start. After losing his first two starts, the Titans rallied to go 8-8 that season, and Young held the starting job until a knee injury in last year’s season opener.

A bizarre incident in the aftermath of that game in which police were searching for Young’s whereabouts, put him back on the bench where’s the 2006 first-round pick out of the University of Texas has been ever since. 



20 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 10/27/09 at 1:15

Skerry it looks like your future lies on the bottle again. Enjoy those 8 millions they gave you!

By: jwk6179 on 10/27/09 at 2:30

The NFL Network, NFL Live on ESPN, FOXSports, CBSSportsline and other sources for Sports News on the NFL, are all stating what a joke it is for Bud Adams to announce that Vince Young will be be starting this week's game against Jacksonville. All the sources are basically stating if Vince Young had anything to offer to the Titans or if he even had a future in the NFL, he would have already been playing. With Vince Young in there at QB, it looks like 0-16 is a very REAL POSSIBILITY!!!

By: TITAN1 on 10/27/09 at 4:42

You start VY the rest of the year. If he turns out to be the quarterback we thought he would be when we drafted him then we go defense with our first pick. If he is not that guy then we take a quarterback or trade for one. It really is very simple. IMHO.

By: TITAN1 on 10/27/09 at 4:44

jw, shouldn't you be saving the world instead of posting on a Titans story?

By: jwk6179 on 10/27/09 at 5:48

If you had read my post correctly instead of having to have one of your grandkids read it to you, I STATED TITAN FANS!!! I'm not a Titan fan, so that doesn't pretain to me. It only pretains to IDIOTS LIKE YOU!!!

By: TITAN1 on 10/27/09 at 5:54

Now that is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a child?

By: TITAN1 on 10/27/09 at 5:57

Your jealousy of the following for our home town Titans is really getting to you. GET USE TO IT! LOL!

By: TITAN1 on 10/27/09 at 6:43

jw, I'm going to cut you some slack because I think away from this message board you are probably a fine person. Not sure why you let the popularity of the Titans bother you, after all this is the home of the Titans. So, just go ahead and say what you want whether true or not because we Titans fans know the real story. Happy Halloween to you and yours.

By: jwk6179 on 10/27/09 at 8:09

A[[errently, you have never read your own post, because if you had, then you could HONESTLY SAY what you had just posted was the most IDIOTIC THING I'VE EVER READ!!!

By: dargent7 on 10/28/09 at 5:34

Bud Adams is 86 and filthy rich. He should keep his mouth SHUT! Fisher runs the team, his way. So the stands are only 80% full because this year's team stinks. How much $$ does Adams need to make? His familty will inherit millions. He's like a mother-in-law telling your wife how to behave.

By: blktenn on 10/28/09 at 6:21

Adams pay the player and just like your boss. You do what he says or hit the road. What the HELL is wrong with you people. Kerry has done nothing to WIN. maybe he did nothing to lose but IN THE NFL YOU MUST PLAY TO WIN!!!!!
How are you going to tell the owner of a team to shut up.

It proves my point YOU HATE A BLACK MAN NO MATTER WHAT. !!!!

By: blktenn on 10/28/09 at 6:23

What makes you think you are going to win with KERRY 0-6 you are a fool !!!! Stupid A___ holes

By: joe41 on 10/28/09 at 6:53

If I were the starting qb on an 0-6 team, I would want someone else to try. We have to remember that Vince has won a lot of games for the Titans. We need to find out what he is capable of at this point. We are going to get a good draft spot and we need to know if we need a qb. Kerry is not the future of this franchise.

By: TITAN1 on 10/28/09 at 7:25

joe41, exactly what I have been saying. As for Mr Adams, it is his team and his investment. He can say and do what he wants, right or wrong.

By: madden on 10/28/09 at 8:06

blktenn-the titans are predominately black, fans have been supporting them for years, race is not an issue, even when it comes to a black QB. Mcnair was worshipped here, it seems the only group who had an issue with him was crazy Persian cocktail waitresses/mistresses

By: govskeptic on 10/28/09 at 10:24

It's laughable for many posting here to say Bud should shut
up and let someone make all the decisions. It's not the money totally for him. Do you think the NASCAR owners should shut up or the Hockey team owners and just let their drivers or goalie's make the decisions. His main concern might be to have a Super Bowl win in his senior yrs with whatever QB or coach that can get him there the quickest!

By: TITAN1 on 10/28/09 at 11:36

^ Yet another person with some common sense.

By: joetitan on 10/28/09 at 8:47

tw must be a cowboys and ut fan

By: TITAN1 on 10/29/09 at 5:02

joe, it is jw and he is a packers fan that lives here and is jealous of the the home town Titans' following. Go figure!

By: titansfb on 10/29/09 at 7:57

blktenn dont you have some sort of save the black people from the racist Titans fan and football club meeting to go to! Get gone! No one wants you here!
Go Titans!!