Despite almost coming back against the Colts last week, a late second-quarter unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on quarterback Vince Young could've ended up costing the Titans points. From the Tennessee 37 with less than two minutes to go in the first half, Young scrambled for seven yards before being pushed out of bounds by Indy's Kelvin Hayden. And then things got weird. After the push, Young, who thought Hayden was late, threw the ball at Colts' cornerback. A 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty later, the Titans were backed up to their 29-yard line, eventually had to punt, and then watched the Colts march 79 yards before converting a field goal to stretch the lead to 10 points.
Young was insouciantly philosophical about the whole thing:
"Things happen. They're always going to flag the second guy. They caught me in the act and that's why they flagged me. That's the ref's game, they're going to do what they have do to call a good game.''Colts' safety Bob Sanders had a different take:
"That's how people get hurt ... We're after you. You know what I'm saying? I told him, 'If I was you, I'd be quiet.' ... "I didn't think that was smart on his part ... He was running around talking and clapping and chanting. I'm like, 'Look, we're hitting you. Are you serious? You're going to start acting like that?'"Apparently, the league agrees with Sanders because they slapped VY with a $7,500 fine for acting like a little girl.