Old article, see link below. Originally posted 10/22/05. It is always funny to read old writing, and even though the writer is surely eating heaping plate upon plate of crow over some of this piece, I decided to go ahead and present it in its entirety because it makes still valuable points about the question of Vince Young being "NFL ready." A good article, though I am certain you will question my "prejudice." Read and discuss. That said, Vince proved this guy wrong. Can he prove others? http://multiplementality.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2005/10/22/506/ Fast forward to 3/14/2006. I have read this time and time again on this board, and I still believe that you are completely missing the point. "NFL-ready" is obviously subjective: that is why a number of analysts are, as of today, projecting Young as a possible rookie starter, while significantly more of them still assert that he will not readily be able to translate his game to the pros, or will require a year or two of backup role and practice to polish the rough spots in his game. Nobody outside of Austin or this board cares how many times Mack Brown insists to the contary. As far as "not NFL ready" being an "insult," well, I hardly think that is true. Most starting NFL QB's either benefit from sitting the bench or getting limited reps throughout the first few years of their careers, or they struggle to graduate from that "school of hard knocks" before they really get things figured out. Carr certainly has been through this program as a rookie starter on an expansion team, and whether or not he has really even graduated yet remains to be seen. If anyone perceives it as an insult, it is only the Vince Young fan club, most of whom, judging by their many words on this board, still emphatically believe that this guy can literally do no wrong and that everything he touches will turn to gold. Whether or not he is "NFL ready" depends on your definition of the term. Nobody can seriously deny his potential, but there is a substantial difference between Peyton Manning coming out of Tennessee and Vince Young coming out of Texas. You delude yourself if you think otherwise. Thoughts? EDIT: I did *not* say this guy is right about everything. Clearly, hindsight provides some clarity that his foresight did not, but I think he was wrong even then on a few of his statements. As I said, I presented the entire thing unmodified, both because it serves as an interesting history lesson and because it contains a solid case for why it is difficult to go from the very stripped down Texas offense to an NFL "pro" offense.