Titans quarterback Vince Young missed or arrived late for at least two meetings, including a Friday session, in the week leading up to a 19-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 19, The Tennessean reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Young was excused for one of the meetings, but his overall approach lacked a serious commitment, according to sources.
Fisher appeared on NFL Network on Sept. 22 and told host Rich Eisen that his decision to go with Collins was a strategic one and not meant to send any message to Young.
"I see this as no different than me making the decision to go for it on fourth-and-1," Fisher said. "It was a decision that I made. It was a gut feel. There were some contributing factors, and they are as follows: No. 1, we were struggling as an offensive unit. Secondly, we needed to throw to catch up. Thirdly, Kerry had a great deal of experience against this defense, against other defenses, and I just felt like that was the best thing that gave us a chance to get back into this ballgame. We came close, we fell short. We lost the game for a number of reasons -- specifically we turned the ball over."
"I knew all eyes would be watching," Young told reporters after the game. "My teammates, I wanted to show them guys that it was definitely a rough week, but ... that I put that in past and got myself prepared to play so we could get a victory. I wanted to be consistent."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.