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Double Barrel
01-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Vince Young: 'I am ... an elite quarterback in the NFL'

Vince Young doesn't intend to allow the Tennessee Titans' decision to part ways to stunt his growth as an NFL QB.

The soon-to-be-available former Titans starter said in an interview with ESPN that he considers himself one of the NFL's premier QBs and that he expects to start somewhere next season.

"I'm going to go into the organization, the team, and compete. That's all I can do, and let them make their own decision after that," Young told ESPN.

"Definitely I am a starting quarterback, an elite quarterback in the NFL. I want to go ahead and start. But like it always is, the coaches have the last word."

Young laughed when asked if he could be a backup.

The Titans announced this month they would part ways with Young after the QB clashed for the final time with head coach Jeff Fisher.

Team owner Bud Adams reluctantly decided to end Young's tenure with the team and elected to bring back Fisher.

Young was the third overall pick in 2006. He earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2006 and again in 2009, but never seemed to win Fisher's trust.

He started just 20 games in his final three seasons.

Source (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/01/vince-young-i-am--an-elite-quarterback-in-the-nfl/1)

:lion: MEE OW!

Texaninlild
01-21-2011, 03:24 PM
I saw that and thought :wadepalm: Psychotic might be more appropriate

Texan_Bill
01-21-2011, 06:24 PM
The DSM may want to re-introduce the term neurosis.

JB
01-21-2011, 07:24 PM
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/TexanJB/vcryav.png

Dutchrudder
01-21-2011, 09:20 PM
I really have a hard time believing he will be a starter anywhere. Maybe if he gets on a team like the Vikings, and Tavaris Jackson breaks a leg he could start, but beyond that I just don't see it. Nobody is going to bring him in and give him the keys to an offense without some serious changes in the way he conducts himself.

Txn_in_Oki
01-22-2011, 02:52 AM
I really have a hard time believing he will be a starter anywhere. Maybe if he gets on a team like the Vikings, and Tavaris Jackson breaks a leg he could start, but beyond that I just don't see it. Nobody is going to bring him in and give him the keys to an offense without some serious changes in the way he conducts himself.

Raiders?

3rd and Inches
01-22-2011, 03:08 AM
I think as the years progress I am becoming sicker and sicker of Vince Young. It makes me ashamed that he's a UT alumni most days. I think the way he is so deluded into thinking the NFL or any team for that matter owes him something is so disgusting. I used to really root for the kid, but, the more he talks and claims how he's so "elite" and throws temper tantrums like a 2 year old on a field.. I can honestly say now that I can't stand him.

CloakNNNdagger
01-22-2011, 08:08 AM
A sociopathic narcissist, like a vampire, cannot see his own reflection in the mirror. He, therefore, has no capacity to adjust to the "real world." He falls in love with a distorted, http://bp0.blogger.com/_Nk2B1NCEtC4/R2gHj30XphI/AAAAAAAAAEw/mHwVCKR7L6A/s400/CatAndMirror-799191%5B1%5D.jpgself-manufactured, self-serving picture that he permanently substitutes in that mirror.

Koolaid Time
01-22-2011, 09:32 AM
Now starting at Quarterback for your Florida Tuskers... Number 10, VIIINCE YOUNNNNG.

OzzO
01-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Well, he is elite. Not many QB's will throw their equipment into the stands.

CloakNNNdagger
01-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Well, he is elite. Not many QB's will throw their equipment into the stands.

But he wasn't accurate enough to hit any of the fans!:kitten:

Texan4Ever
01-22-2011, 02:58 PM
This is what happened when I read the thread title :spit:

Dutchrudder
01-22-2011, 03:03 PM
Raiders?

Campbell and Gradkowski have a better chance of getting the starting job. I don't think even Al Davis would take a chance on him.

burro
01-22-2011, 03:17 PM
It's this right here that makes me believe that Vince Young will never be a starter in the NFL again. The nerve it takes to act like you're hot sh!t after getting kicked to the curb in favor of Kerry Collins is staggering. All I can really say is that it couldn't have happened to a better organization.

CloakNNNdagger
01-22-2011, 05:37 PM
Vince Young: Closer To Out Of The NFL Than Elite QB (http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/01/vince-young-closer-out-nflthan-elite)

Vince Young is as delusional as they come. (Creative Commons)Every NFL athlete is somewhat delusional. He must be in order to make it to the pros.

The odds of making it to the NFL are a bit better than winning the lottery, but are still against the average man. Every player you see on the field on Sundays fought long odds to make it and must feel like he is the best thing since sliced bread -- if for no other reason than to merely survive out there on the field.

That said, one has to worry when he hears the nonsense coming out of Vince Young’s mouth.

In a sit-down interview with ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley earlier this week, Young’s delusional beliefs were on full display.

Asked what kind of relationship he thought he and Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher have, Young said, “I really feel like we have a great relationship.” And by great, he must mean no relationship at all.

Young was a bit more honest on Jan. 5, when he said Fisher never really trusted him. That is the definition of a “not great” relationship.

The real comment that caught every NFL fan's attention was Young’s assertion that he is an “elite” quarterback.

Regardless of how lax his definition of elite is, even if his definition of elite is merely good enough to be a starting quarterback, this simply is not true.

Vince Young has been a massive disappointment in the NFL. The Titans’ best year in the Vince Young era was 2008, the year he got hurt and barely played.

Following the best statistical year of his pro career, 2008 was supposed to be Young and the Titans’ breakout year. Young had his number 10 retired by the University of Texas on Aug. 30 and was riding high. But reality trumped perception once again.

The reality was that Young was the main reason Tennessee was bounced from the 2007 playoffs. He passed for 138 yards and one interception and rushed for an embarrassing 12 yards in a heartbreaking 17-6 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Tennessee took a 6-0 lead into halftime, but Young was unable to get the offense into the end zone all day and the Titans were blown off the field in the second half.

That brutal playoff loss, was arguably the game that marked Fisher’s loss of confidence in Young.

When Young went down in the first game of the 2008 season, Fisher must’ve looked at it as a bolt from beyond. He was free to start Kerry Collins and run the ball 300 times with his new “elite” player, rookie running back Chris Johnson. The Titans had their best season ever, sans Young, going 13-3 with Johnson as the focal point of the offense.

Young’s status as a quality starting quarterback has never recovered.

The truth about Young is that his bread and butter play is the busted play. When a pass play goes awry, and the defense is busy chasing receivers downfield, that's when he is at his best.

Sadly, Young wasn’t even very good on busted plays in 2010. He rushed for a pathetic 125 yards and zero touchdowns in nine games to go with an anemic 1,255 yards passing. That is truly terrible. No quarterback should expect to be a starter in the NFL after a season with those numbers.

Defined as a scrambling quarterback, the most startling fact about Young is that, looking over his stats, he’s never been much of an impact rusher outside of his rookie year.

In his first year in the league, he averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Since then, his best average was 5.1 yards per carry in 2009. Compare that to Michael Vick’s worst (full) season average of 5.9 yards per carry in 2005 and the picture becomes crystal clear.

Vince Young is not an elite quarterback.

In fact, he isn’t that good at all.

LINK (http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/01/vince-young-closer-out-nflthan-elite)

Ranger Tom
01-22-2011, 07:38 PM
Vince Young: Closer To Out Of The NFL Than Elite QB (http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/01/vince-young-closer-out-nflthan-elite)



LINK (http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/01/vince-young-closer-out-nflthan-elite)

Luckily for him, the UFL is expanding. And just maybe, he can compete there.

Luv_ya_blue
01-22-2011, 08:26 PM
e·lite

   /ɪˈlit, eɪˈlit/ Show Spelledleet[/B], ey-leet] Show IPA
[I]–noun 1. ( often used with a plural verb http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.png) the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.

2. ( used with a plural verb http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.png) persons of the highest class: Only the elite were there.

3. a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group: the power elite of a major political party.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/elite
:koolaid:

mo·ron

   /ˈmɔrhttp://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.pngɒn, ˈmoʊr-/ Show Spelled[mawr-on, mohr-] Show IPA
–noun 1. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment.

2. Psychology . a person of borderline intelligence in a former classification of mental retardation, having an intelligence quotient (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/quotient) of 50 to 69.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moron
:shades:

CloakNNNdagger
01-22-2011, 08:46 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/elite
:koolaid:


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moron
:shades:

Then, I guess that makes VY and elite moron.:shades:

Luv_ya_blue
01-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Then, I guess that makes VY and elite moron.:shades:

Yes sir...I believe so!

OzzO
01-23-2011, 11:38 AM
Remember back in the day, when he was going into the draft and these board erupted because Young had IT (followed by a "he just wins"). Wonder if those MB posters think he still has IT like Vince thinks he has IT.

worldlyman
01-24-2011, 10:33 AM
That Vince Young...all he does is win, baby!:runaway:

HOU-TEX
01-24-2011, 11:02 AM
You know he still doesn't get it when he laughs at the mention of backing up a QB. The dude's going to be out of a job and he's going to scoff at another chance? I can't figure out if he's just immature or a dumbass.....or both.

jaayteetx
01-24-2011, 11:11 AM
You know he still doesn't get it when he laughs at the mention of backing up a QB. The dude's going to be out of a job and he's going to scoff at another chance? I can't figure out if he's just immature or a dumbass.....or both.

A proud, immature dumbass?

Texan_Bill
01-24-2011, 11:24 AM
What's the over/under that JaMarcus Russell starts an NFL game before Vincent? :vincepalm:

:runaway:

Dread-Head
01-24-2011, 02:12 PM
A sociopathic narcissist, like a vampire, cannot see his own reflection in the mirror. He, therefore, has no capacity to adjust to the "real world." He falls in love with a distorted, http://bp0.blogger.com/_Nk2B1NCEtC4/R2gHj30XphI/AAAAAAAAAEw/mHwVCKR7L6A/s400/CatAndMirror-799191%5B1%5D.jpgself-manufactured, self-serving picture that he permanently substitutes in that mirror.


Given that it was Vince "Wunderlik" Young are you sure he didn't say "I'm A elite Quaterback..."

Koolaid Time
01-24-2011, 10:41 PM
What's the over/under that JaMarcus Russell starts an NFL game before Vincent? :vincepalm:

:runaway:

Seriously, given his history of psych problems and basic "I don't give a damn" and "FO" attitude wiith the Titans coaching staff, I don't think any NFL Team will interview him, try him out or sign him.

He's exiled to his Steak House for the foreseeable future.

And I think Tony Dungy is going to quit while he is ahead when it comes to "Rehab Projects."

Trap_Star
01-24-2011, 10:48 PM
6..

PapaL
01-25-2011, 06:05 AM
I call BS on this. VY can't spell elite.

Texan_Bill
01-25-2011, 07:45 AM
I call BS on this. VY can't spell elite.

:spit:

CloakNNNdagger
01-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Good time to bring up one of VY's famous quotes:

“I accept what God blessed me to be: a leader, a quarterback. It comes with a lot of fame, a lot of awards, a lot of things.”

TexansLucky13
01-26-2011, 07:58 AM
http://trueslant.com/jonpyle/files/2009/01/dennis-green-crown-300x174.jpg

"He was who we thought he was"

:vincepalm:

chicagotexan2
01-27-2011, 02:29 PM
Good time to bring up one of VY's famous quotes:

Was that Vince Young or Winston Churchill? That quote gave me chills, it was so inspirational and deep.

Dan B.
01-28-2011, 12:02 AM
I think it's a little soon to be carving the tombstone on Vince's career. It will be interesting to see if Minnesota makes a push. They have a glaring hole at quarterback, and they just hired Tennessee's old QB coach. The guy didn't exactly throw Vince under the bus: (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/114399909.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUi D3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl)

New Vikings QB coach puts in plug for Vince Young

Leslie Frazier has made it clear the Vikings are in search of a franchise quarterback. His new quarterbacks coach already made a public sales pitch for Vince Young.

Craig Johnson, Young's former position coach with the Tennessee Titans, added fuel to the speculative fire in an interview with the Tennessean newspaper on Friday.

Johnson said he realizes his connection with Young would create questions and speculation because the Vikings need a quarterback. The Titans are expected to release Young if they can't trade him.

"My answer is going to be this: I do have a relationship with Vince, a long relationship with him," Johnson said. "But the head coach and ownership and the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings -- they're the ones that are going to make the decision. The assistant coaches coach.

"I am sure they'll do due diligence on Vince, and every quarterback who is going to be available on the market is going to be discussed ... I'll put my two cents worth on him because obviously I have more of a relationship with him that most. And then whatever decision is going to be made will be made. Obviously, I have a good working relationship with Vince, and he produced pretty well under me."

Young, the No. 3 overall pick in 2006, went 30-18 as a starter in Tennessee, but the team decided to part ways with him because of character, leadership and injury concerns and his broken relationship with coach Jeff Fisher.

"I think [Vince's] future is still to be written," Johnson said. "What I would officially say about him, and what needs to happen about him, is in the big picture he needs to be known and thought of more for what's happened on the field than what's happened off the field. I think that is true of him and any quarterback.

"I am going to go back to the late, great Steve McNair. When I'd talk about ratings and rankings and percentages of quarterbacks, Steve would hold his hand up and say, 'Craig, there is only one thing that matters for a quarterback. Do you win the game? If you are a quarterback and you win the game, that's good. If not, then it's on me.' That's how you are measured.

''Quoting what Steve said, has Vince been a winning quarterback in this league? Yes.''

Vince would certainly have his work cut out for him in Minny. He'd have the weapons, and he'd be going against the two best teams in the NFC twice a year.

dc_txtech
01-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Good time to bring up one of VY's famous quotes:

Here is another gem.

"We're great or greater; a greater, greater offense."

Dutchrudder
01-28-2011, 12:41 PM
I think it's a little soon to be carving the tombstone on Vince's career. It will be interesting to see if Minnesota makes a push. They have a glaring hole at quarterback, and they just hired Tennessee's old QB coach. The guy didn't exactly throw Vince under the bus: (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/114399909.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUi D3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl)



Vince would certainly have his work cut out for him in Minny. He'd have the weapons, and he'd be going against the two best teams in the NFC twice a year.

Damn, I would love to see Vince go against the Bears, Packers and Lions defense each year. That would be pretty hilarious to watch, he wouldn't get anywhere in that division.

HOU-TEX
01-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Vince is the best

chicagotexan2
01-31-2011, 10:02 AM
Damn, I would love to see Vince go against the Bears, Packers and Lions defense each year. That would be pretty hilarious to watch, he wouldn't get anywhere in that division.

He'd choke.

http://greenlandoceanblue.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/sausageboy.jpg?w=473&h=495

BigBull17
01-31-2011, 10:48 AM
Vince is the best at smoking pole

fixed it.

Damn, I would love to see Vince go against the Bears, Packers and Lions defense each year. That would be pretty hilarious to watch, he wouldn't get anywhere in that division.

He would struggle in a dome, can you imagine him throwing the ball in Chicago or GB? lol

axman40
01-31-2011, 11:03 AM
I see Vince in Cardinal Red, the desert has a Qb drought.
:vincepalm:

BigBull17
01-31-2011, 11:25 AM
I see Vince in Cardinal Red, the desert has a Qb drought.
:vincepalm:

Poor bastards, didn't they suffer enough shitty QB play this year?

Dread-Head
01-31-2011, 11:31 AM
He'd choke.

http://greenlandoceanblue.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/sausageboy.jpg?w=473&h=495

:hobie:

Second Honeymoon
01-31-2011, 11:48 AM
VY leaving the Titans is a good thing for us Texans fans. The guy was undefeated against Houston and him leaving sets the Titans back greatly. Win Win situation for us.

Vince will have multiple teams trying to bring him in as a starter. Upwards of 4 or 5 teams will be in the mix. His best situation would be Minny obviously. All this talk here of him being finished is just crazy talk. Dude can play he just needs to grow up but he is still young and has been a successful starting NFL QB.

Luv_ya_blue
01-31-2011, 12:02 PM
VY leaving the Titans is a good thing for us Texans fans. The guy was undefeated against Houston and him leaving sets the Titans back greatly. Win Win situation for us.

Vince will have multiple teams trying to bring him in as a starter. Upwards of 4 or 5 teams will be in the mix. His best situation would be Minny obviously. All this talk here of him being finished is just crazy talk. Dude can play he just needs to grow up but he is still young and has been a successful starting NFL QB.

:goodpost:
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Double Barrel
01-31-2011, 12:29 PM
VY leaving the Titans is a good thing for us Texans fans. The guy was undefeated against Houston and him leaving sets the Titans back greatly. Win Win situation for us.

Vince will have multiple teams trying to bring him in as a starter. Upwards of 4 or 5 teams will be in the mix. His best situation would be Minny obviously. All this talk here of him being finished is just crazy talk. Dude can play he just needs to grow up but he is still young and has been a successful starting NFL QB.

He reminds me (in general) of Ryan Leaf. Both QBs have a lot of raw physical talent, but their minds are their own worst enemies. Leaf never could get his head on straight and ended up being considered a bust. VY has a ways to go before that verdict is issued, but he certainly needs to grow up and get his mind right if he wants to avoid that verdict in the end.

Now that he's no longer a Titan, I've got nothing against the guy. I wish him all the best and it will be interesting to see if a new team is the key to him taking advantage of a second chance.

Second Honeymoon
01-31-2011, 12:44 PM
The Leaf comparison is valid
Vince also needs to hit the gym too
He is carrying around too much weight and loses some of the athleticism he once showed because of it. I just don't know if anyone is willing to put Vince on notice about this stuff. Isn't a family member still serving as his agent?

infantrycak
01-31-2011, 01:15 PM
Isn't a family member still serving as his agent?

You may be thinking about AJ. Vince Young switched from Major Adams to Tom Condon.

BigBull17
01-31-2011, 01:35 PM
VY leaving the Titans is a good thing for us Texans fans. The guy was undefeated against Houston and him leaving sets the Titans back greatly. Win Win situation for us.

Vince will have multiple teams trying to bring him in as a starter. Upwards of 4 or 5 teams will be in the mix. His best situation would be Minny obviously. All this talk here of him being finished is just crazy talk. Dude can play he just needs to grow up but he is still young and has been a successful starting NFL QB.

It's been stated before, but he is 100% his own worst enemy. Just listen to the interview he did and you can tell he has really learned nothing from what is happening. His people blame everything but him and I think he buys into it. I have a hard time believing he will ever learn.

Second Honeymoon
01-31-2011, 01:50 PM
He may never learn but he will get another chance to learn though

What about him in Oakland?
Good running game and some decent talent at wr and te

Of course, all bets are off on the season even existing

BigBull17
01-31-2011, 02:01 PM
He may never learn but he will get another chance to learn though

What about him in Oakland?
Good running game and some decent talent at wr and te

Of course, all bets are off on the season even existing

I called Oakland a while ago. They like the long ball.

toronto
01-31-2011, 09:42 PM
VY was a much bigger success than Leaf. Leaf was a disaster from the get-go, while at least Titan fans were teased by VY.

That said, man is he done as a starting QB, and my god is he delusional.

b0ng
02-03-2011, 12:33 PM
VY was a much bigger success than Leaf. Leaf was a disaster from the get-go, while at least Titan fans were teased by VY.

That said, man is he done as a starting QB, and my god is he delusional.

You tell me who started most of the Cardinals games at QB. As much of a disaster as VY is, there are plenty of dumpster fire's in the league that would let him start.

It'll be even worse for him though once he doesn't have a badass ground attack/defense/o-line.