The Tennessee Titans parted ways with long time head coach Jeff Fisher on Thursday leaving one big huge mess.
The thing is that mess cold have been avoided in the first place.
In April 2006 during the National Football League Draft when deciding who to pick with their first round pick the Titans were split on quarterbacks Vince Young and Matt Leinart. Fisher and then offensive coordinator Norm Chow wanted Leinart as Chow was Leinart’s offensive coordinator at USC. However, Titans owner Bud Adams wanted Young.
Of course with Adams being the owner he had the ultimate say and the Titans choose Young.
I don’t doubt that if Leinart was the selection the Titans wouldn’t be in this mess. Chow knew Leinart’s strengths and weaknesses and could have easily tailored the offense to fit them.
Numerous experts stated time and time again that Young’s passing game was still raw and needed development. Leinart on the other hand was a much more polished product.
In the end, when it comes to quarterbacks one wrong decision can be devastating for a team for many years to come.