Aug 12, 2007
We’ve received a few e-mails this off-season about Vince Young, and how we’re way off questioning his leadership and our claim that he feels he’s already arrived (when he really hasn’t). Well, unfortunately for Young, his weekend kind of legitimizes that claim.
According to The Tennessean, Young spent this past Friday night at home instead of at the team hotel where he was supposed to be. He’s supposed to be a team leader, if not THE leader on this team, and he wasn’t in uniform for their first 2007 game. That’s not good. I’ve also heard stories of how he takes a limo to and from practice all the time. I’ve been at NFL complexes for practice; you see nothing but expensive sportscars and SUVs in the parking lot. In other words, these guys drive themselves. There’s nothing evil about taking a limo to practice, but it doesn’t sit well.
Unfortunatley, the comparison to Michael Vick will always pop into people’s minds. There are some similarities, but it’s way too unfair to make the connection at this stage, especially when you’re talking about criminal acts. But here’s hoping Young learns from Vick’s mistakes.
You haven’t arrived yet, Vince, and when your career is long over, the NFL will be rolling along, as strong as ever.
Oh, and I’m not going to draft you this year.