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Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:39 am
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Vince Young seems destined for the spotlight, no matter the uniform he wears, his station on the depth chart, the state of his relationship with fans and media, or how well he might be playing at the time.

As it stands Young, the Titans' 2006 first-round pick, is now Michael Vick's backup in Philadelphia. And through several weeks of practice and two preseason games, the most memorable thing he's done is utter those infamous words: "Dream Team," in reference to the 2011 Eagles.

Even though Young's initial observations were slightly more nuanced than "We're just like the 1992 US Olympic Basketball Team! Y'all all might as well not even show up come game time!" such comments -- right or wrong -- can take on a life of their own.

And that's exactly what happened.

Now, nearly a month later, Young says he has no regrets about letting those words escape his lips, even though he said remarks were taken out of context. "That's pretty much how it goes with Vince Young," Young said Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "My words always get taken out of context. … "That's just how I feel. I don't care what nobody else says, that's how I feel about the guys here. … You can't tell me not what to say."

This is true, we can't tell Young what to say. And in the scheme of things, there really isn't much here. If Kevin Kolb had made those comments as Michael Vick's backup, reporters would've had a good chuckle and continued with what they were doing, probably not even thinking it was worth scribbling it in their notebooks.

Head coach Andy Reid boiled it down nicely. "The bottom line is you got to go play," he said. "And so if he's feeling the dream then he can do his little dream thing. Personally, I like Vince Young. I really like him. I like the way he's handling himself and doing the things he's doing."

Defensive end Trent Cole thinks the team will have a target on its back heading into the season not so much because of Young's remarks, but because the Eagles have such a talented roster.

"We are going to be a huge target," he told ESPN's Colin Cowherd, according to Sports Radio Interviews. I think we got a great team. We are going to cause a scene because I am very confident about what we have here this year."

Which is pretty much what Young was saying … except he made the mistake of including those two little words.

"It's just basically what I mean," Young said. "We do have some really talented guys, and I feel like if we continue to keep working and taking care of our responsibilities and finish like a team like we want to finish, I feel like that's pretty much how I called it. How everybody want to take it, that's how everybody is going to take it."

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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2011 8:18 am

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Dream Team,lol......keep on dreaming, Iggles.

Since: May 25, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Why do these idiot writers act like vince young was the first to say it?  First of all the moment the Eagles started to sign all those free agents thats all they ever said on ESPN and any other sport site or network.  This is ridiculous these idiots write stories so fools like you morons bashing Vince Young without even knowing him can feel better about your miserable lives.  The sad part is that it actually works, its no wonder the media has turned into gossip queens instead of focusing on real world agendas.  What a disaster we have turned out to be as human beings, instead of getting smarter and changing this world for the better (wich is what we should be doing) we bash each other anyway we can its ridiculous. 

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:26 pm

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

I'm sure Vince will get his chance to walk the walk a few times this season. With him at the QB spot it sure as hell isn't a dream team anymore. Good Luck!

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:21 pm

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Vince who?????

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