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Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

Posted on: June 6, 2011 9:42 am
Edited on: June 6, 2011 11:19 am
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In today's edition of News That Should Surprise No One: The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson writes about the possibility the Dolphins might pursue Vince Young once the labor dispute is settled. However, Jackson dds the obvious "concerns about maturity" caveats.

"(One) official who has spoken with the Dolphins said there’s concern about whether Young would be happy as a backup if Chad Henne beat him out. Remember, Young wasn’t happy when he lost his job in Tennessee. Speaking about no one specifically, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said, 'You can’t guess about' a quarterback’s 'accountability and dependability.' Those have been issues with Young."

To be fair, Young should have been upset when he lost his job to Kerry Collins in 2008. Not because Young deserved the job, but because he was faced with the reality of not being able to beat out a 35-year-old who went three years between being a full-time starter in the NFL (and his last gig was with the Raiders). Young started 13 games as a rookie in 2006, even making the Pro Bowl. Two seasons later he was on the bench, a vantage point he got to know pretty well until the Titans finally decided they had had enough following the 2010 season.

The thing is, Young is, well, still young. He will be 28 when the 2011 season starts. And it's not like we're talking about JaMarcus Russell here. VY isn't a kid with a ton of talent who refuses to work hard. It's just that his on-field abilities are often obscured by lapses in judgment and pouting fits. He didn't handle getting benched well, and he had frequent run-ins with then-coach Jeff Fisher. Right or wrong, have enough incidents and you develop a reputation.

But if you're willing to overlook all the baggage, Young wasn't bad last season. He completed 59.6 percent of his throws, tossed 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions, and averaged five yards a rush. According to Football Outsiders, Young ranked fifth (!) among all NFL quarterbacks in value per play behind Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, and Aaron Rodgers. Henne ranked 22nd and Collins was 26th.

The issues with Young have never been physical. It's always been between the ears; his ability to deal with adversity, something that he was rarely confronted with in college.

Last month, Ireland laid out his criteria for finding veteran quarterbacks. Money quote, via the Sun-Sentinel:

“You’ve got to know what you’re going to get,” Ireland said, answering Jessie Angler’s question about the intangibles he’s looking for. “The intangible side of things. You have to know exactly what you’re going to get from the person. You can’t guess about work ethic. You can’t guess about intangibles, competitiveness, intelligence... You can’t question those things AT ALL! That’s how I’d lead the book. The intangible makeup. You have to know exactly what you’re getting.”

If Ireland thinks the Dolphins have the staff in place to get the most out of Young, then it makes sense to pursue him. But this is the same outfit that hasn't gotten anywhere with Henne in two seasons. Plus, if history is any indication, Young won't respond well if Henne wins the starting gig, and that will mean more distractions for a team that has enough of that to go around.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:44 pm

Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:30 pm

Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

Miami was also concerned about Drew Brees' shoulder and look how well that decision turned out for them.....

Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:06 pm

Yep, poor guy

All he does is win.

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:29 pm

Please don't boo me, it hurts my feelings !

As long as people don't boo him, he will be OK. He's a fragile guy.

Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:16 pm

Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

Miami shouldn't have a problem with Vince unless they have a vindictive former USC Trojan coaching who is forced to acquire Young against his will and afterward uses his position to bench VY at every juncture for any reason real or imagined, theoretically because VY almost singlehandedly kicked USC's arse in the BCS championship game a few years ago. 

If you'll notice, almost every negative thing said about Young came directly from Fisher.  i don't think VY ever lost the support of his teammates.

Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:22 am

Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

Miami well need luck if they sign VY. 1st it was him who lost his job then our coach Jeff Fisher because of VY not Fisher.
I for one miss Jeff Fisher and sure not the only fan in Tennessee who does or will.With a whole new coaching staff it will probably be 2 or more yrs. before we get anywhere  with the NFL if then.
It will also be interesting to find out where Jeff Fisher will be a coach next year and for sure will be watching that team also.Losing my faith in the Titans and may change over to where Jeff Fisher lands.
We miss you Coach!!!! 

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:08 am

Miami has concerns about Vince Young's attitude

5/18/83....that is Vince Youngs birthdate. He is currently 28 and will be 28 upon the start of the 2011 season. Your credibility blogging is now suspect. Do your homework ya twit.

Also, this is another non story. All of us reading would assume all teams would have to raise an eyebrow to Vince Young. You keep pumping out crap my man. We're here to "hate it" for you until you put something original and compelling together. Maybe this guy has spent too much time in the Bergersphere??

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