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By PFW staff

Titans QB Vince Young opened up about his frustration Sunday night following a strange sequence of events in the Titans' loss to the Redskins.

Young injured his thumb and was replaced by rookie Rusty Smith. He threw his shoulder pads in the stands and reportedly told head coach Jeff Fisher he was walking out on the coach, not the team. Young left LP Field without talking to the media.

"It was very frustrating," Young said Sunday night, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fisher said after the game that Young, healthy or not, would not be the team's starting quarterback.

"It was just an awkward situation. I just want to play football. I want to win games. I want to go to the Super Bowl. That's it," Young said. The former Texas Longhorn admitted he made mistakes in the way he reacted on Sunday.

Young added that he was frustrated in Week 10 when Kerry Collins started against the Dolphins. Young felt he was physically ready to start. He has suffered ankle and leg injuries this season and had missed the Titans' win over the Eagles.

Young said he did not throw his jersey in the stands, rather he gave it to the daughter of Titans executive vice president Don MacLachlan.

The way we see it

Sunday's events were another chapter in what has been at times a tumultuous career for Young in Tennessee. He walked out on his team and multiple media outlets reported his spat with Fisher in the locker room. Fisher, the longest-tenured coach in the NFL, clearly has had it with Young. It will be interesting to see if this is the end of Young's career in Tennessee, and, if so, which team will take a flyer on the QB who was riding high earlier this season when the Titans were winning and he had one of the top passer ratings in the league.

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