Is Vince Young the Biggest Waste of Talent in NFL History?

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When Vince Young singlehandedly beat USC in the 2005 BCS National Championship Game, he climaxed a sparkling college legacy and seemingly paved his way to NFL stardom.

But with yesterday's announcement by Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams that Young would be traded or released, Young officially became a bust. As a first-round pick with unique athleticism and a winning record as a starting quarterback, getting released is almost an unthinkable achievement.

He just might be the biggest waste of talent in NFL history.

Young has no leadership skills. No work ethnic. And, evidenced by his strip-club skirmish in Dallas last summer and his pads-throwing incident with coach Jeff Fisher this fall, no clue.

In a word, he's playing himself out of a job because he's ... lazy.

He hasn't improved his reading of defenses. His footwork still sucks. His throwing motion remains flawed. Young plays and acts like a kid who thought he'd waltz into the NFL and shrug off tacklers and responsibilities as easily as he did at Texas.

And please stop with all the "Cowboys should sign V.Y.!" nonsense.

Two words: Ryan. Leaf.

Big. Strong. Gifted. And, yep, horrible.

 

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Guest
Guest

work ethnic?

Snorab4
Snorab4

Okay, I have gone back and read this article again.  The guys wins 31-17, takes the Titans from 0-6 to 8-8 cleaning up after Collins and Fisher, I won't count the two pro-bowls, beats the Giants on a 80 yard drive at Metlife Staidum, leads an 99 yard drive against the Cardinals. Should have won the Heisman, did win a national championship in college, not mention the other awards that comes with winning the best played BCS game, ever.   If horrible is the only word you can come up with. I'll take horrible on my team anyday. Go figure, Colt McCoy quit in his last game and he's a starter in Cleveland, Leinhart, no comment needed, and VY is without a starting job because his coach was a "hater".

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

What's the stat, something like Fisher has 6 winning seasons in 16 at Hou/Tennessee? And like a 55% winning record? So that means that VY's 30-17 record has upped Fisher's resume somewhat. It's funny how noone remembers that Tennessee came in here and beat the Cowboys early in the year WITH Romo playing, WITH Romo playing. I'm not saying VY is better, but look at the supporting cast here. Are you telling me besides Chris Johnson, VY has a better supporting cast than Romo??????

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. Young is dumb. Plain and simple. Combine that with lazy and entitled and that's alot to overcome with talent not entirely befitting a QB. My dislike of Romo comes from the fact I'm convinced he's a moron too, but Vince makes Tony look like a Mensa member.

Rooster
Rooster

No. We're telling you VY is a whack job. Quit apologizing for him.

Robert
Robert

Vince isn't done. He is still only 27 years old and you (Whitt) seem to forget that Vince was offensive rookie of the year. And Bud Adams is among the worst owners in the league.

Young has no leadership skills

Troy Aikman didn't have any either. Aikman showed up guys like Erik Williams and Kevin Williams by yelling at them and then Mike Irvin had to smooth things over for 8 Ball. Aikman had no leadership skills other than barking and glaring at teammates after Jimmy Johnson left.

Rooster
Rooster

QBs don't get into the Hall of Fame without leadership skills. VY can't even SPELL Hall of Fame, much less have a snowball's chance in hell of ever getting in.

Dude. Seriously. Put the crack pipe down.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

He's still better than Romo...

Just sayin'...

Em
Em

Young is like a lot of pro athletes now ... adults with 13-year-old maturity and brains who were held to little or no accountability in college and now can't handle even basic life responsibilities. Sounds like a great fit for the Raiders. Sad.

Rooster
Rooster

Million dollar arm.Ten cent head.

Kdj997
Kdj997

Whitt you're a retarded overgrown midget. Lol u are the worlds tallest midget ur face has those fidget qualities. U r one strange looking dude but I digress, to say that Vincent Young has no leadership skills is utterly idiotic. The comebacks he orchestrated proves ghat, he can get teams to rally and make plays in the clutch, that take leadership skills. Dude needs to grow up and get film work in and learn to disect a defense during the week. I don't know if he will ever learn. So in that sense he is a waste of talent but its grasping at straws and shows a lack of journalistic integrity to say he lacks leadership skills that's one thing he don't lack.

sports graffiti
sports graffiti

I'm impressed Richie - 4 posts today.

Are any Cowboy fans really asking to sign Vince? That being said, as Greggo said yesterday, the line form to the right for him even with the frustrating career. He's been more inconsistent than horrible and did help turn around a perennial losing Tennessee team and won RoY. There's been a lot of ugly mixed in but with all the teams with QB issues someone will undoubtedly see if he's got anything.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

shouldn't count for 4. Is saying what we already knew about Garrett really a post? love ya RW.

Davek
Davek

Remember when the texans took mario williams, and everyone was so stunned that they didn't take Reggie Bush or Vince Young?

Doesn't seem so dumb now, but boy does my rectum hurt, feel like I took a cake knife to the pooper.

You can slap a wedding dress on me and make me a lady.

dont think so
dont think so

try matt leinart, dumbass. try joey harrington, dumbass.try alex smith, dumbass.try david carr, dumbass.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

None of those worthy choices riles up the UT apologists when posted.

Knife of Simpson
Knife of Simpson

He should kill some dogs and work out in prison for a while. Heard that works for your game.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Dude's a moron. It's hard to expect much out of a guy that can't score well on an intelligence test the average golden retriever wouldn't have problems with.

No team should be surprised when a stupid QB fails.

Biggun
Biggun

Check the winning percantage. Can't spell victory without VY.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

numbers dont lie, except in VY's case, the numbers cant tell you that hes a giant crybaby wussie horndouche. Really, tossing your pads into the stands in a public tantrum? Dude is a headcase, and thats in that little armpit of America Tennessee, imagine this guy in a big market

kergo
kergo

He's not a waste...he's just bat sh$t crazy like the Kerg's nana used to be. Kinda like Ricky Williams, Texas crazy.

Rooster
Rooster

What a waste. Somebody will take a chance on him though.

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