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Was Fisher's comments on Volek right or wrong?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Sep 20, 2006.

Was Fisher speaking out on Volek a good move?

  1. Yes. It was a good move.

    37 vote(s)
  2. No. It was the wrong move.

    10 vote(s)
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  1. Vin-Sanity!

    Vin-Sanity! Guest

    Cesar Chavez back from the dead?

    I think you meant Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela who came into OUR country this week and blasted OUR President in OUR backyard. Chavez was then escorted by OUR Secret Service out of the country. No word on whether the door hit him in the exterior on the way out.

    If Cesar (the farm laborer and activist) were still alive, he might be able to come in and throw a catchable pass to one of our butter-fingered receivers.
  2. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    BP, maybe it is a cultural difference, I just feel it's a beef between Fisher and Volek and there's no reason to mention her at all. What was the point? To me it seemed like he was trying to use her as validation that Volek lied to him about having no hard feelings or to make the lie worse ("omg Volek lied in front of his wife" that kind of stuff). I just don't see why she should be mentioned at all.

    And I'm impressed with your knowledge of my hometown's ancient name (although it's slightly off, it should be Kjøbmandshavn), where did you find that out?
  3. Brian

    Brian Big Fan

    He's been doing it since he put up nice garbage-time numbers two years ago:

    "Last summer Billy’s agent (Drew Rosenhaus) was out here on the practice field and requested a trade because he was not happy here because he wanted to be a starter. That did not sit very well with me, nor did it sit well with his teammates including Steve McNair" - Jeff Fisher
  4. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    That's not taking shots at anyone, that's just stating he's unhappy being a backup.

    Taking shots at someone would be saying "We suck because Chow is an idiot" or "Our O-line is crap and can't block". Point me to where he's said anything like that. Point me to where he's thrown players or coaches under the bus.
  5. Brian

    Brian Big Fan

    It's a shot at the organization. Top to bottom. Everyone is included. Even you, if you're a fan. He's too good for you is what he's saying.

    He's not.
  6. Slackmaster

    Slackmaster Starter

    Versus Fisher's opinion of us...that we deserve Collins.

    Now THAT is an insult.
  7. Brian

    Brian Big Fan

    Yes. We deserve a professional backup. A guy who knows he's just keeping the seat warm for Vince.....and is cool with that. And is thankful for the opportunity.
  8. Gut

    Gut Pro Bowler


    I read something (titansonline I think) about how Fisher brought Volek in to explain to him what was going on and why (when they signed KC). Apparently Fisher 'critiqued' Volek's play after which Volek 'critiqued' the offensive system (a shot at Chow) and that they didn't have good enough personel to be effective on offense (a shot at his teammates). He then says after the Titans gave him what he wanted...that he didn't know why he wasn't the starter?

    Let me think...Fisher brought him in and TOLD him why they needed Collins (Fisher implied during his latest remarks that this was due to VY getting hurt...not because of Volek necessarily though obviously this would mean SOME competition for Volek) and then VOLEK DEMANDED to be TRADED. Usually when you demand to be traded, you're not gonna be the starting QB. Is Volek really that stupid? I don't think so. I think Volek was a bit hurt that they brought in KC and he let his agent talk him into going somewhere else. This is even more stupid since he will not start unless Rivers gets hurt. If he'd stayed here, he might be starting this week if he'd just kept his mouth shut, stood up and competed for his job like a man!

    Since then, Volek (trying to be positive or a sly shot at the coaching staff) said the Titans had TOO MUCH talent to be doing this poorly.

    Volek has taken shots at everyone from Chow to his teammates, and by jumping off the Titans ship right before the season, he has thrown the Titans organization under the Bus. At least McNair was smart enough to let his agent handle things.


  9. skitch

    skitch Shut Up and Play Ball!

  10. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Rumour, hasn't been confirmed by any reliable sources. In any case it's a private conversation, surely you're free to speak your mind in a private session with your boss?

    So this is unique for QB's then, considering our starting RB and MLB both requested trades when we brought in "competition"?

    I think the value of that message is in the eye of the beholder. When I read it I thought he was complimenting his ex-teammates and was saying they would turn it around. Of course if you're on Fisher's side you probably think he was saying the coaches were dragging the team, but we can't know what exactly he meant by it.
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