The Unforeseen Issue
The battle of Fisher vs. Young has just ended and Fisher seems to have won the battle. Bud Adams, owner of the Titans, informed the world that Vince Young will be either released or traded on or before February 7th. A lot of fans are happy and cheering. Some are wishing that the decision was the other way around. But what all are missing is that there is an issue with the Titans that no one is seeing.
Bud Adams is the biggest issue with the Titans franchise. While everyone piles on Fisher for what he does with the team, they are missing what is done in the off-season every year. The Titans have never been a team to go after top-notch free agents. The city has clamored for the team to get them, but like always, the Titans pass those guys up. This isn’t by accident. The guy who signs the checks does this for a reason. For example, in the off-season before the 2009 season, the Titans had money available but they went and got WR Nate Washington, a guy who is a 2nd tier receiver and who wasn’t proven, and brought back DE Javon Kearse.
Fisher is a good coach. His strength is coaching up players that are ok and making them better. Sure, he had a tough season this season, but name me an all-star caliber defender that he has on defense? Who was consistent on their offense besides Chris Johnson? I got that answer for you. No one. If I was Fisher I would want Bud Adams to fire me. Then, I would go to a franchise and to an owner who actually wants to win instead of lining his pockets.
All fans of the Titans, observe this team. Watch their pattern again this off-season. If the fans really wanted to make a statement to Adams about the poor quality of players that he brings in, stop paying to support this team. Then you all will be talking Bud Adams’ language: money. Then he would go that extra mile to get the big-time players that this team needs.