Vince Young helping flood victims in Nashville with teammates

Forever Young?


For anyone that hasn’t been following the Titans offseason for the past week, Quarterback Vince Young switched agents from long time family friend and family attorney Major Adams to Tom Condon.  Condon is also the agent for other NFL stars such as Peyton and Eli Manning and La’danian Tomlinson.  What does this mean for Young’s future with the

Titans? and his future as a star Quarterback in the NFL?  to me this shows me a lot of behind the scenes changes for Vince.

First and foremost everyone knows a player hires an agent to take care of the business side of the NFL such as contracts, endorsement deals and networking you to other persons of interest.  An agent’s client list is usually the selling factor in all of this, and with a list like Condon’s, it could easily allow Vince (if he doesn’t already) to share the company of the Manning brothers to possibly pick up some hints or tips on the finer points of playing the position.  Much like how Matt Leinart worked out with Tom Brady and picked his brain last season, and how Chris Johnson got in touch with Adrian Peterson the summer before his rookie season to pick up workout tips and in depth knowledge on how to keep his body in shape for the upcoming season.

Secondly, this shows that Vince is taking a proactive step in advancing his career long term and shows maturity in hiring a professional to take care of the things he cannot.  It’s no secret that Vince has spent the majority of the offseason working out at the Baptist Sports Park Facility in Nashville and has all but moved in with Offensive Coordinator Mike Heimedinger.  Young has also spent a considerable amount of time with his receivers and has stepped up as a locker room leader in helping flood victims in Nashville and the surrounding counties.  The announcement of his first child due in July and the efforts to help raise Steve Mcnair’s children are showing not only me but Titans fans everywhere that Young has finally grown into a man.

I personally believe that the death of Steve (tragic as it was) was probably one of the best things that could have happened in the growth of Vince, the Titans Organization, and Titans fans everywhere.  Don’t get me wrong i love Steve, he was not only a phenomenal player but also a main staple in the Nashville community but sometimes it takes a person or community losing a person that they hold dear to their hearts in order to realize what they had, it goes to the old addage “you dont what you’ve got til its gone.  The death of Steve has shown Vince and the Titans community that not only is life too fragile to be taken advantage of, but in this world you are given nothing. I often have friends complain to me that life never gave them enough chances, You are given life…YOU must TAKE the chances.

So once again Air Mcnair comes to the rescue of the Titans and is looking down on them and guiding them in any manner deemed necessary.  If you think Vince doesn’t believe that Steve was with him on that game winning 99 yard drive against the Cardinals, think again, If you think Vince doesn’t believe Steve was watching him as he lead the Titans to a Rob Bironas Monday Night Football game winning Field Goal, your sorely mistaken, And if you think that Vince doesn’t believe that “Pops” wasn’t watching when Young led the Titans to a six game win streak and an 8-8 finish making us the first team to finish .500 after starting 0-6 then once again you are mistaken.  I am highly looking forward to see VY grow even more as not only a Quarterback but also as a man.

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  • http://scrapadaisy.blogspot.com Lesley Ainsworth

    having been a Vince Young fan for many years (HOOK EM HORNS!) I am thrilled to be a witness to both his growth ON the field and OFF the field! was not aware of his efforts with Steve McNair’s children…and it just goes to show the character of this man…so proud to be not just a VY fan…but a TITANS fan! here’s to a fantastic season!

  • kent wilson

    i agree whole heartily, i cant wait for training camp as well, see how the offseason work has been workin. the nfl draft and training camp is the closest thing to reality TV anyone is going to get.

  • Nick Ewing

    Great story Kent! I have written a little of Young’s community service this offseason and am very impressed with his maturity as a person. As he continues to mature as a player and a person, both on and off the field, I am excited to see what he is capable of achieving.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattafact Matt Johnson

    Love the story Kent! And I love the idea of Vince maturing into the leader of this team we all hoped he would become. Heck, he’s even going by Vincent now in some circles. I can’t wait until the Titans are like 8-2 and there’s non-stop coverage on what a great story Vince’s comeback is. Yep!

  • kent wilson

    thank you nick and matt. watching players grow from college guys to grown men is something that as men we enjoy seeing, its like finally they made it tot big show lol.

  • kent wilson

    YES!!!! Chris Johnson is winning the NFL.com poll on which player is the at the top of your fantasy drafter board with 36 percent of the votes, Drew Brees 28%, and Adrian Peterson with 17% haha WHO’S THE BETTER RUNNING BACK NOW!!!

  • Jason

    I’m with you on applauding the hiring of Tom Condon. Vince was really not ready for the pros and his long time mentor just didn’t have the goods for the high altitude Vince was going to be traveling in.

    But – to say that having a child makes one a man misses the mark to me. I would say he was becoming a man if he married someone and then had a child. Anyone can donate sperm!

  • realloislane

    Kent/writer:
    I can appreciate this very supportive article on Vince and I believe much of it as true but PLEASE choose your words and phrases carefully. There is NO WAY under the Sun that Steve’s death should be mentioned as “one of the best things that could have happened” to Vince, the Titans and fans everywhere. It’s unthinkable to suggest that we would exchange wins for the life of Steve L. McNair. Additionally, it suggests that VY wasn’t already progressing on his own..which he was. Perhpas you just say that it was a catalyst or the Titans came together in support after a tragedy, but to suggest this man, that meant so much to the Titans, his family and fans, his loss was necessary to get to this point is hurtful and irresponsible.

  • kent wilson

    thank you for your opinions yall, keep em coming

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  • kent wilson

    @ LouisLane, i could care less about wins, the topic of the article was the growth of a young man into a man. sometimes that growth can only happen when you have something dear to you taken away. in this case it was a father figure in Steve Mcnair, when you suddenly lose someone that you take for granted and hold in high regard you are reminded that life is precious and how fragile it is. you are able to see that the things in your life are able to fixed as long as you can address those problems and work to correct them. i hope that all is well with you and yours and that you are taking care, thank you for voicing your opinion, i always enjoy reading any sort of constructive criticism. take care

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