Titans: Steve McNair's days with team probably numbered

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  1. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    Surprised no one has brought this up....

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    Mon, 3 Apr 2006 20:41:11 -0700

    Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair's days with the team are probably numbered after the team told him he was not welcome at Baptist Sports Park, where the team is working out. McNair's agent, James "Bus" Cook, said, "A month ago they say he needs to be there to get familiar with the young guys, and now they tell him to get out? I have never seen anything like that in my life. They can sugarcoat it any way they want to, but when you throw your starting quarterback off the property, an MVP, Pro Bowl guy who led them to the Super Bowl and one of the greatest players in the history of the team. To just to throw him out? After this, I don't think Steve would want to go back any more." The Titans are concerned about McNair getting injured while working out, which would make the team liable for his $9 million in base salary for 2006.

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    Mon, 3 Apr 2006 20:19:42 -0700

    Updating previous reports, ESPN.com reports Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair was told by a team trainer that he would not be allowed to work out until his contract status was resolved, according to his agent James Cook. Cook said there was no warning to the team's position and added, "Steve was told that until he got his contract straightened out, he wasn't welcome at the facility. Heck, he's got his contract already straightened out and now he's trying to fulfill it by reporting for the offseason." Titans sources said Titans owner Bud Adams made the decision out of fear any offseason injury would make him liable for McNair's current contract. Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said, "Things got blown out of proportion. ... We'll get it straightened out."
     
  2. STEEL BLUE TEXANS

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    McNair will sign with Baltimore if he is released.
     
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    Imagine that ...:spy:
     
  4. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    I hate the Titans more than I hate the Cowboys..............But McNair deserves to be shown more respect than that. After all he has suffered and done for that team. Now maybe people will understand why we left that rugg wearing S.O.B leave this city....................Even though he still lives in river oaks and people continue to shop at his dealership......Southwest Lincoln Mercury.
     
  5. jlwevans

    jlwevans Rookie

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    This is so much BS!! McNair has done everything that the Titans have asked of him including continously restructuring his contract to allow money for the team to bring in other players and now when it comes to paying the piper-Bud Adams bans him from doing his job so that he can keep from paying McNair what he deserves. If you did not hate Butt Adams before (like that was actually possible) then this should finally convince you otherwise.:brickwall
     
  6. MikeMc

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    Well, this is no longer a game.......football is a business. You can't say it is a business one day, and then get mad at incidents like this and bring team loyalty into the equation.

    McNair is trying to do what is necessary to get his paycheck, and the Titans are doing what they need to in order to prevent from having to pay more money.

    Look at the Astros and Bagwell. Similar situation, but the fans do not see that baseball is also a business, they see it for what it once was in the "glory days". Free agency ruined professional sports...thank Curt Flood!

    Yes, he has done a lot for the organization, but the NFL is a business......end of discussion.
     
  7. Yvette

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    It's how it was done, not what. Then again, fans here warned us a thousand times there would be days like this when Jeff Diamond was shown the door. I shouldn't be surprised but I am.
     
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    If you are at all familiar with Bud Adams, this story is no surprise.

    I wish Steve McNair all the best, and the Titans all the worst. :ok:
     


  9. MikeMc

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    And waiting until June is a better way to release a player??

    NFL.....Not Fair League

    Since early 90s (Reggie White), the game was no longer a game...all of this "it is a business" talk started then and players wanted to get paid to "secure their families"......wow, I didn't know it takes millions to secure your family.....or maybe they just wanted the really cool stuff that they could buy with all the extra jack.....family was not in the picture....just $$$
     
  10. Yvette

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    Steve hasn't been released. Have you read the articles about this?
     
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    Steve has been the centerpiece of our organization since the Houston days. I really hate to see it come down to this but like they say, it's a business. This has been brewing for awhile now though. Steve's not too happy that we're leaning toward drafting a QB. He feels bringing in a young QB means the team will ask him to spend his final years as a backup and he doesn't want to do this. His agent, Bus Cook, said Steve has no interest in serving as a mentor. Now the club locks him out.

    I understand that it's all a business but you hate to see this happen to a classy guy like McNair. He's played his last game in a Titans uniform, I believe.
     
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    Yep. Hate to say "I told you so" to some of the Bud lovers in Tennessee, but....

    Pretty classless to have someone like McNair be told he has to leave by a trainer. What...was the waterboy busy?:cool:
     
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    It would be interesting to get a pulse on Titan nation. I wonder if there is huge want for Cutler when Leinart and Young would be inviting to different factions within the Titans organization.
     
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    You're probably right and then Kerry Collins will definately retire. I have a lot of respect for Steve and wish him well in the future.
     
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    Well, if Steve McNair is too "big" to serve as a mentor for some young QB, who is really the one bing "classless"?

    He is under contract, so he will do as he is told, otherwise the org can do what they want to....and yes, sending the trainer to tell him to leave is but one thing they can do.

    Next thing he will do is throw the "I feel like a slave".......like most of the "disgruntled" FB players.....not sure where slaves make millions of $$, but I am all for slavery and will volunteer my services into slavery for millions of $$ a year!!
     
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    TGB forgot to mention Steve came back and said he has no problem being a mentor, he has a problem being a backup. You really need to read the news ;)
     
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    Jevon Kearse is with the Eagles.

    McNair was told to leave because he might get injured and Satan didn't want to pay an injured player to sit on the bench.
     
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    Anything that causes turmoil with the Titans and K.S. (Bud) Adams is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. This goes in that category. Hopefully they will also make the mistake of taking Young with the number 3 pick. Then when he bombs, the Titan faithful can moan for years as to why they picked Young. Good stuff. Keep up the good work K.S. (Bud).
     
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    FILO_girl I'm not here

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    Oy.
    I am not a hater on the Titans. I don't hate Bud, but reaaaaly dislike what he did to the former Oiler fans here in Houston. His rep sucks eggs here. And it should.

    Sorry to hear of this, Yvette. I think Steve is a great player whom should get to play his days out in Nashville. I thought this would be his last year, along with Favre. Maybe they both will hang it up instead to taking the BS. Looks like both are less than thrilled at the lack of respect given to many years of dedicated service. Can't say I blame them if they did end it all now.
     
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    And you call yourself a Texans fan. :hmmm: YANKING YOUR CHAIN

    It is our duty to not only hate our mortal enemy, Bud, but to extend that hatred to our division rival, as well.

    Death (proverbial) to the baby blue flaming meatball!! :stirpot:
     

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