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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Starkiller, Sep 6, 2006.
"Volek thought it was his job to lose. And he did. Now the call is out of his hands."
If the coaches knew BV didn't fit Chow's offense why wait till the week before the opening game to bring someone in.
Because they thought he could adjust to it. He hasn't. That's why Collins was picked up.
and Collins hasn't done any better and won't
This story tells the "inside" truth of why Billy Volek will likely not be the starting QB for the Titans this season.
Contrary to what many fans think and say, Billy's preseason numbers were not great but they were not bad. The fact that he did not lead the Titans to scoring drives in the first 3 preseason games had little to do with the resulting demotion.
No, Billy Volek's demotion, as stated in this column, resulted from his attitude at practice, in meetings, and in the locker room. Billy believed it was his birthright to be the Titans starting QB since McNair flew the coop. The article is probably right in that Billy Volek probably picked up some poor practice habits from McNair.
The Titans have cleaned house with only Volek's likely departure remaining to be taken care of. We will see how it affects some of these guys and see if they got their wake up calls.
1. We don't know for certain that volek has been demoted. He may still start the opener. Collins hasn't even been with the team 2 weeks is he even in shape to play a whole game?
2. The article focuses more on volek's work ethic rather than his ability to grasp the offense. I thought this was an offense that was more suitable to him than it was mcnair. Wasn't that the idea? What the hell offense is suitable to this guy? Is collins so smart that he can grasp something in 2 weeks that billy can't in over a year? Maybe that is why collins is getting more reps because he needs them.
3. Fisher might be yanking a few chains until the last minute. Fact is the jets don't know who will be starting and that's the idea..
4. Volek is still with the team so they don't think he's a waste. Even if collins starts what happens if he goes down? Vince young? Or another comparable veteran? Maybe they think we will need both volek and collins. Maybe this whole idea of vince being the #2 is BS just to make teams prepare for him.
5. No sorry, there are no teams willing to give up a stud player MLB or other position for volek.
Good. Billy Volek was going to lose his job to VY in a matter of weeks anyway.
The article smacks of spin.