I've been reading Skip Bayless here http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=bayless/060113 and this other article here http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/football/13617690.htm and it suddenly dawned on me why all the NFL pundits are downgrading Vince Young. He's too good to be true. Merrill Hoge is quoted as saying Vince's designed runs would get him killed in the NFL. He won't last till week 4. I ask myself: why would a pretty good ex-running back say such a thing? Well, could it be that if Vince CAN run in the NFL it somehow diminishes Merrill Hoge's accomplishments, whatever they were. So map that across the spectrum of scouts and reporters and wise guys comment on Young. If he's THAT good, then every is taken down a notch. Maybe we don't want our heroes to be THAT much different than you and I. Bush looked great until Vince Young decided he and the Texas team should go ahead and win the Rose Bowl. So they did. Sounds crazy, but Vince Young makes the rest of the draft look mundane, the rest of the players are kind of ordinary. Who wouldn't resist that? I understand all the reasons for not taking him in the draft--the profound investment in Carr that seems to go beyond the rational; the eagerness for Bush thinking he might be Gale Sayers instead of Metcalf or any one of a dozen other pretty good RB who were light and quick in college, before they faced big league competition of the NFL; Casserly's reputation; the will to not do anything TOO IMAGINATIVE and thus run the risk of showy failure; the McNair position of "I don't know but everybody says . . ." But I'm telling you this, passing on Vince Young with the first pick is an invitation to an ocean of regret. It's worse than trading Favre. It's stupider than the Herschal Walker trade. It the kind of conventional, inside-the-box thinking that reaches no higher than the middle of the road. It's the kind of mistake that will mark this franchise forever. Think about the Oilers without Earl Campbell. Try to imagine the Oilers passing on Earl Campbell. We don't want to go there. You take Vince. Maybe you keep Carr, just to be sure. You build the line and the D with the rest of the draft. It's the only cautious, sensible solution.