Titans coach Jeff Fisher has a very simple message for his young QB, Vince Young: Keep winning.
Young started the 2009 season on the bench as the Titans started 0-6, but then he led the team to eight wins in the final 10 games as it flirted with playoff contention.
Young told KGOW in Houston (via Sports Radio Interviews) that he stopped focusing on the media criticism and the fans’ booing, and went back to what made him so successful in the past.
“Got to go out there and be Vince,” Young said Tuesday. “Don’t worry about everybody else. You are not going to be able to make everybody happy, and when I seen that and got the chance to mature and get more ordinary and understand the business and understand the game and understand that everybody is not going to like you.
“When I took that upon myself, I kind of got back into who I saw and the guy that got me here, the things that I was doing to get myself here and start focusing more on that and stop focusing on the media. Stop focusing on the fans and how they felt about me. That was my least worries.”
Now, with the team missing many veterans such as DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, C Kevin Mawae and TE Alge Crumpler, the Titans will lean on Young and their other younger players next season.
“We have a good solid group of young players that we’ve asked to step up last year and some of them start,” Fisher said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. “So I am not concerned about the leadership. We’ve been fortunate that we’ve had a number of draft picks over the years, and we drafted well and we have a number of players that are going to step in.”