Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young said he has not talked to Coach Jeff Fisher about being benched in Sunday's 19-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Young was back running the first team offense on Wednesday in preparation for the New York Giants this Sunday.
Asked if he and the coach had talked about being pulled at the end of the third quarter in favor of Kerry Collins, he said, “Not at all. I was upset about it, but I've moved on from it.”
Young completed 7 of 10 throws for 66 yards, but was intercepted twice and taken out after he lost a fumble. He said he had no idea why he was taken out.
“I don't have the slightest idea why I was pulled. You'll have to ask that to Fish,” Young said.
For his part, Fisher replied, “That's between Vince and I. Vince had a great day at practice today and he's going to play well.”
Fisher was asked if he planned to talk to his quarterback, he said, “I've talked to him like everybody else in this locker room.”
Fisher said Young simply needs to “execute the game plan and play well” to avoid the situation coming up again, and again said it was a “one-time thing.”
Guard Jake Scott said being benched is not anything unusual when playing sports, and that he is confident his quarterback will bounce back.
“If you're an athlete, you've been benched before. There's probably not a guy in this room that can say they've never been benched at some point in their athletic careers. We all know what it is, and why it happens, and it's part of the game,” Scott said. “It happens, not just in football, but in every sport. Everybody has bad days. You get over it, and you move on. If you can't get over it, you're in the wrong business.
“He came out today, ready to work, and he worked hard, just like he did last week and the week before and like he'll work next week. He's fine, he'll be all right, and he's gonna play great this week for us.”