Late yesterday afternoon, news broke that the Titans have decided to part ways with potential franchise quarterback Vince Young.
As a Titans fan, I have to admit I'm a bit conflicted about the news. On the one hand, there's part of me that remembers the stellar, game-winning and thrilling drive that VY engineered last year to give us a last second win over the Cardinals at LP Field.
Then, there's a part of me that thinks about his childish antics, lack of preparation and his polarizing effect on the team this season.
Vince has a lot of talent when it comes to the quarterback position. And there are times when we saw how good he could be--again, I think back to that stretch of games last year after the team started 0-6 and he came in and things turned around. But it seems like that he really hasn't taken advantage of the opportunities given to him by being drafted so highly and coming to Tennessee. I feel like a majority of Titans fans wanted to embrace him in the way we did Steve McNair, but Young made it difficult. He had all the goods on the field, but off the field and on the sidelines was another matter.
So, we're back to square one when it comes to the most important position on the field. I'm not sure where the Titans go now, but it could be interesting.
As for VY, thanks for the good memories. And I hope that wherever you land, you'll seize the new opportunity and really take advantage of it in a way you didn't here in Nashville.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/06/2011 12:00:00 PM