Count Titans coach Jeff Fisher as unimpressed with Vince Young's texted apology on Tuesday.
After confirming he had received the text, Fisher was asked if he would have appreciated a face-to-face apology more from his now deposed quarterback, who was placed on injured reserve.
“You guys draw that conclusion,” Fisher said. “I’m not a real big text guy. I’m not really into this new age stuff. I don’t twit or tweet, but I think face-to-face is a man thing.”
Young and Fisher had an altercation after the game Sunday before Young bolted out of the locker room in anger. On Monday, Young was told to leave before a team meeting about his status took place. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a thumb injury that will require surgery.
Fisher was asked if something good could from the texted apology.
“I don’t think so, no. Someone could have grabbed his phone and texted it,” Fisher said.
Titans players sounded as if they are ready to move on from the subject.
Tight end Bo Scaife, who is one of Young's closest friends on the team, said both VY and Fisher should have put their differences aside for the good of the team.
“They've had things over the years, but all that stuff should be put behind, and the business is winning,” Scaife said. “Whatever issues they have with one another, all that should have been put behind them. When we're out here on this field, we should have one common goal, and that's to win.”
Scaife, who indicated he talks to Young every day, said whether the quarterback can overcome the matter is up to him and that the locker room still cares about him.
“It's all up to VY. It's unfortunate how things happened with him and coach. I think it's between them two. I know everyone in this locker room loves V. He's like a brother to me,” Scaife said. “It was hard seeing that for me, from a personal standpoint. We love him in this locker room. We've got his back 100 percent. We might not agree with everything he does, but as far as him being our quarterback and us being here with him on a friendship basis. Everyone has been very supportive of him.”
Other players were already distancing themselves from the Young situation.
“It' a non-issue at this point because Vince is on IR,” guard Jake Scott said. “It's not an issue of, well, if he comes back in a week. He's not coming back this year. That's the only thing know about the situation is he's not coming back this year, so we've got to move forward.”