|Rusty Smith will get his first NFL start on Sunday.|
Also, it will help some that offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger will be on hand to call the plays.
As with every time I write about play breakdowns, the customary disclaimers: I'm doing this off television footage, not coaching tape. This means I won't see things that may be necessary to understand what happened. I don't know the actual playcall for either the Titans or Redskins-I can guess, and sometimes I can be fairly sure those guesses are pretty good, but I know I'm missing wrinkles. Much of the play in third downs and other key situations is based on a team's specific tendencies, which I do not know. I'll ascribe blame to players; when I do so, I'm reasonably confident I'm right, but that doesn't mean I am right. What you see in this are the dogs that barked, not the dogs that didn't bark.
Disclaimers made, on with the show.
|Can Vince Young and Jeff Fisher coexist?|
- Those who support Fisher and believe Young should go.
- Those who support Young and think Fisher should leave.
- Those who would like to see both of them hit the door.
Post your questions here, and I'll include them in my email to Mike.
Thanks to a thumb injury (and the fallout surrounding it) Vince Young's season has ended prematurely. To make matters worse, Kerry Collins is also unavailable as he continues his recovery from a leg injury suffered against the Dolphins a couple of weeks ago.
With the two veteran signal-callers sidelined, the seemingly far-fetched opportunity for 2010 6th round draft choice Rusty Smith to get snaps as the Titans' #1 quarterback has presented itself.
Let's take a look at what we should expect from Rusty as he assumes the role of starting QB over the next few weeks.
|Vince Young in happier times.
Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.
Titans quarterback Vince Young injured the thumb on his throwing hand in yesterday's ugly loss to the Redskins. Vince was replaced in the third quarter by rookie sixth-round draft pick Rusty Smith.
When asked if [Vince] lost his job regardless of the injury, Fisher said, "Right now he has. There are some things that have to change."