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Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:31 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 5:03 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Vince Young lost the staring contest between he and Jeff Fisher for the heart of Bud Adams and is likely to be released by the team soon, as finding a trading partner for the former Texas star is unlikely.

Just how unlikely though? VERY unlikely, according to CBS Sports' Charley Casserly, who reported on The NFL Today that he doesn't expect there to be any interest in Young around the NFL next year.

"Look for Young to be released by the Titans on or about February 7th, the first day you can release players," Casserly said. "However, I surveyed all of the teams that need a starting quarterback in the NFL and none of them were interested in Vince Young as their starter. But I believe he will also be signed as a backup in the offseason."

Yikes. That's a fall so precipitous that even Brady Quinn and Jimmy Clausen are impressed -- just a few months ago, Young was the starting quarterback on one of the best teams in the AFC, trying to get healthy so he could hook up with Randy Moss on deep balls and cementing himself as one of the most impressive maturation stories in the NFL.

Now he's likely headed to the NFL's version of the "street" and even teams like Arizona, Carolina, Seattle and Minnesota (best collective starter: Matt Hasselbeck!) appear uninterested in Young's services.

Casserly also reported that Fisher and the Titans are likely to begin discussions for a contract extension in the offseason, which should be much easier to pull off once Adams realizes just how wisely he chose in his Young-Fisher decision.



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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

Jeff Fisher is the coach. Mack Brown is not. This isn't college where VinceYoung was the king of the campus at Texas.
The problem with Vince is that football became a job, and he didn't like it.
He obviously has skills, he's 6-5, he has a winning record. He has a poor attitude. he is not the coach.
Did anyone else quit that got benched. He's a sore loser. Took his ball and went home.
 Lost his job too. 



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

Correction - the Titans are 2 & 12 when VY didn't start over the past two years, not 2 & 11 as shown in the post below.



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

There's no argument that VY had many shortcomings but over the past two years the Titans were 12 & 6 when Young started and  2 & 11 when he didn't.  It's going to be interesting to watch this unfold in the future.  Can the Titans be contenders with Collins at QB?  Recent history makes this appear unlikely but who knows?  Perhaps the team will rally now that VY is gone.  If not, how long will Fischer last?  Fischer gets lots of love from the media but hasn't been getting it done lately.  The Titans haven't won the division since 2002 and have only one playoff appearance since 2003 when they were a wildcard in 2008. You have to lay some of the blame on the head coach.  The Titans coaching staff tried to make VY a drop back passer and it's no surprise that he didn't flourish in that role.  He's a below average NFL drop back QB.  However, when allowed to use his athletic ability he's a game changer. It always looked to me like the Titans were trying to pound a round peg into a square hole.

Are there parallels between VY and Mike Vick here? Both went from thinking of themselves as above having to work at the game to being viewed as damaged goods.  Vick was able to use that as motivation to grow up and came back a much stronger player.  No way to know if VY can or will do the same but if you need a QB taking VY on as a project has a lot of upside.  Allowing him to start over, letting him know that he has to step up as a man both on and off the field and providing structure and guidance to meet expectations could yield results ... or be a disaster.  Can't believe that VY won't get another chance and it's going to be interesting to see how it unfolds for Fischer, VY and the Titans.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

I don't think anyone is questioning Vince Young's talents.  He is obviously an incredibly talented guy.  In fact, it is talent and talent alone that got him to the NFL.  If you read the comments from the NFL talking heads he was consistently late for meetings, often did not fully participate in off season activities, and, as a result, the Titans could not use the full offensive play book with him.  

A team will give him a shot, I have no doubts about that, but no team will stick with him if his behavior (Missing meetings, late for meetings, not studying the playbook, et cetera) continues.  





Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Casserly: No one wants Vince Young as a starter

Nobody wants Casserly, that is why he is an analyst.


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