Titans Should Think About Turning to Vince Young
Tennessee is 0-4 with the Colts and the Patriots coming up next on the schedule. Considering that Matt Schaub, Ben Roethlisberger and David Garrard have all thrown for more than 300 yards against Tennessee, how many yards will Peyton Manning and Tom Brady combine for through the air? 800? 900?
The Titans' 0-4 start can be blamed more on their pass defense and special teams mistakes than Collins, but a quarterback with a 68.9 quarterback rating and more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (5) will have to take some of the blame if Tennessee falls to 0-6.
More than that, Collins will turn 37 at the end of this season. If Tennessee isn't going to be a playoff team (and at 0-4 with the Colts and Patriots next, the window is closing before their eyes) it makes no sense to keep giving snaps to the quarterback of the present. Vince Young's cap hit for 2010 on his current contract makes it unlikely he'll be back in Tennessee without a renegotiated contract, but by giving him playing time, Tennessee would be able to make a much more informed decision on whether to bring him back in 2010.
Tennessee's not there yet, but with another loss or two, it would be time to see what No. 10 can do -- which is a sentence I never thought I'd write before the season began.