Vince Young Impresses at Pro Day: I’m Not Impressed
Aug. 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young (10) looks to make a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Steelers beat the Bills 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Am I the only one not impressed by Vince Young “impressing” scouts at the University of Texas’ Pro Day? Apparently Gil Brandt loved VY’s work on the field:
"Brandt was more effusive in his praise, saying Young “put on a show” and was “magnificent” passing the ball in the pocket and on the run. Brandt touted Young’s accuracy; a few of Young’s long tosses to Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin drew “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd."
I’m not impressed. Not in the least. This guy has failed to stick on any roster since his departure from the Tennessee Titans just a few years back. He burnt out in Philadelphia and then failed to stick to a pretty unimpressive roster in Buffalo.
This is the guy who divided a locker room in Tennessee; a guy who threw his pads into the stands after being frustrated with then head coach Jeff Fisher.
Young’s antics are ever reminiscent of a child. In his latest interviews and interactions with the media, I haven’t seen much change. He’s a child who wants another shot. One such example, at least to myself, was him discussing an “apology” letter he wrote to Jeff Fisher. A real apology isn’t something you use as a media piece to try and rebuild your image. That’s exactly what that letter feels like to me. It’s VY pointing to a letter saying, “Look! I’ve matured! I’ve changed!”
I don’t even think it was his idea. I feel it was something his people told him to do in order to repair his image.
It hasn’t repair it in my eyes.
Maybe I’m a little sore over a former Titans draft pick who burnt the Titans. Maybe he has changed. But an almost 30-year old QB who is stealing players spotlights at their Pro Day doesn’t say a lot to me. While I’m fine with Young getting another shot with whatever NFL team will have him, I don’t think it’s right that he’s in the way of other young guys at their Pro Day. He had his already, give them their time in the spotlight.
In the end, I think VY is all about VY. Nothing’s changed.
A 30-year old QB throwing in shorts and a shirt to a bunch of 21-year old kids at their Pro Day isn’t changing my mind, however good he may have looked.
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