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Vince Young: “I just want to play football”

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After Titans coach Jeff Fisher had harsh words for Vince Young Sunday, Young got his side of the story out through Adam Schefter of ESPN, telling Schefter that his actions were motivated by frustration that he wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s game.

It was just an awkward situation,” Young said. “I just want to play football. I want to win games. I want to go to the Super Bowl. That’s it.”

Fisher and Young reportedly had a verbal altercation after the game, but Young is denying that he threw “half his uniform” into the stands after the game. He said he gave his jersey to a friend and tossed some souvenirs to fans, as he’s done before.

“I throw my shoes into the stands after every game, my hat into the stands after every game, my wristbands into the stands after every game,” Young said. “If it’s a problem, I’ll pay for my jersey.”

Young does admit, however, that he threw his shoulder pads into the stands.

But for Fisher, the problems go a lot deeper than just his jersey. By all appearances, Fisher is finished with Young, and there may not be anything Young can say to change that.

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  1. Panda Claus says: Nov 22, 2010 11:37 AM

    …but not for Jeff Fisher.

    This was one of those complete the quote contests right?

  2. liquidmuse3 says: Nov 22, 2010 11:39 AM

    The QB is the leader…& the leader doesn’t storm out of the locker room. Fail…

  3. monkeesfan says: Nov 22, 2010 11:40 AM

    I’m not quite buying the souvenir claim, not that Young hasn’t done it before, but the overall way he’s carried himself looks to be getting worse. I really thought he was getting better but the Titans have lost three straight and he hasn’t been able to turn that momentum back in their favor.

  4. cobrala says: Nov 22, 2010 11:40 AM

    I’m sure he wants all those things.
    But does he want to practice and study and work to get those things? I’d seriously doubt it.

  5. dailyminefield says: Nov 22, 2010 11:44 AM

    Hopefully Bud is finished with Fisher. If VY gets thrown out with him fine. But interested to see how VY performs with a coach that actually wants him.

  6. kennyfukinpowers says: Nov 22, 2010 11:44 AM

    Young needs to grow up. He should have stayed at the team facility for treatment during the bye week in lieu of going to Texas to promote business ventures. Overrated.

  7. rickah8888 says: Nov 22, 2010 11:49 AM

    H-E-A-D-C-A-S-E!!!

  8. pigpenrapeswomen says: Nov 22, 2010 11:51 AM

    Wow, Vince Young is delusional. Super Bowl?? SUPER BOWL????? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  9. blackglass3 says: Nov 22, 2010 11:53 AM

    He’s like a younger Brett Favre. Want’s the glory and accolades, refuses to put in the work.

  10. gotitan says: Nov 22, 2010 11:55 AM

    Hey, V.Y. that is the problem. You cannot play football.

  11. perchsports says: Nov 22, 2010 12:00 PM

    good riddance Vince. Not only are you an embarrassment to yourself your team and your family, you are an embarrassment to those children who look up to you. It’s pretty ridiculous that you haven’t grown up at this point in your life and career.

  12. prior0knowledge says: Nov 22, 2010 12:00 PM

    So VY is a hothead. So what. What counts is what he does while the clock is running.

  13. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Nov 22, 2010 12:03 PM

    Corrected: “It was just an awkward situation,” Young said. “I just want to play football. I want to win games. I want to go to the Super Bowl. That’s it. I don’t understand all this need for being a leader or being mature or practicing. Why can’t they just give me a Super Bowl MVP right now?”

  14. riverhorsey says: Nov 22, 2010 12:03 PM

    the guy was angry, he lost control and threw his stuff into the stands.

    own up to it man you have no self control.

  15. obsession55 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:04 PM

    You can play all you want in the UFL or Canada, Vince. You are gar-baaaage!!

  16. realitypolice says: Nov 22, 2010 12:10 PM

    Sounds like BS.

    Wouldn’t people in the organization know that VY routinely threw those things into the crowd? There should be video of VY walking off the field of lots of games, so it should be relatively easy to prove whether or not he does, in fact, do this.

    The fact that he dwells on this part of the story, however, shows how truly clueless he is. Given the other things he is accused of, talking back to the coach and leaving the locker room prematurely, the uniform incident is the least of his problems.

    Hey Vince, we’d all like to win games and go to the Super Bowl. But if you don’t grow up and figure out what that takes, you have as good a chance as I do of ever accomplishing it.

  17. awdlmd says: Nov 22, 2010 12:12 PM

    Not only did he completely screw up but it sounds like he doesn’t even realize he screwed up or why. He clearly still does not get it. All he had to do was keep quiet and he would have been put on IR and had another chance next year. Now he’s going to probably be on another team that considers him a project at a fraction of the salary. It’s possible that his behavior could cost him 10 million dollars.

  18. pukey60 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:12 PM

    Question: Can anyone picture Tom Brady doing something like throwing his shoulder pads into the stands? Just sayin….

  19. benh999 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:12 PM

    Richard Seymour gave Big Ben a souvenir shot to the face too.

  20. mean13 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:17 PM

    Young should be cut. And what team would want this crybaby?

  21. melikefootball says: Nov 22, 2010 12:18 PM

    Don’t buy any of Young’s comments. You call the coach. not tweet people or call Schefter and cry his story. Man up big boy.

  22. sullijo1 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:25 PM

    Maybe C. Finnegan can throw a cheap shot at him?

  23. drbob117 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:37 PM

    Yeah, VY acted like an idiot yesterday , but Jeff Fisher must be made of teflon. I mean, his game plan was good enough to score 16 points in 5 quarters vs a team that gave up 60 the week before , and it’s all Young’s fault?

  24. ochostinko says: Nov 22, 2010 12:40 PM

    Hey Vince – just use your Visa card and you can win a chance to go to the Super Bowl for life!

    Watching from the stands is the only way you are going to get there.

  25. philtration says: Nov 22, 2010 12:41 PM

    The Titans just wanted you to play football too but that was too much to ask from you.

  26. bbb82 says: Nov 22, 2010 12:43 PM

    “It was just an awkward situation,”

    What, exactly, was awkward? That you got hurt and had to leave the game? Yeah… that’s really awkward.

  27. rcali says: Nov 22, 2010 12:56 PM

    Fisher will be coaching the Cowboys next season if the owner is really in that much love with Young.

  28. kingdm8 says: Nov 22, 2010 1:00 PM

    Trade him to the Cardinals. We’ll take anyone right now!

  29. harborlaw says: Nov 22, 2010 1:03 PM

    None of us would be talking about this if the guy played even half way decent.

  30. rgledz says: Nov 22, 2010 1:14 PM

    @blackglass3….

    Ya, just like Favre, minus the Super Bowl win and the 20 year hall of Fame career. Other than that…..good comparison. You’re an idiot.

  31. zoxitic says: Nov 22, 2010 1:20 PM

    Boy, Randy Moss poisons every team just by being there.

  32. ernieernie says: Nov 22, 2010 1:37 PM

    The very, very , very sad thing is, this guy will end up somewhere and collect another big payday.
    Teams in need will blow off the fact that he is a virus waiting to infect any team that he ends up on.
    I mean how many chances do guys like him get.
    The fact that Jamacus Russel, the biggest bust in football history is still getting look see’s tells it all.
    Its not about the person and integrity its about what can you do for me in the meantime.

  33. chace1986 says: Nov 22, 2010 1:43 PM

    VY to Goodell:….”but, but ,but..I was good in college…doesnt that entitle me to an automatic SB championship??” What a freaking joke VY is. VY=Very yellow. Run back to Austin. Good Riddance.

  34. sfsaintsfan says: Nov 22, 2010 1:51 PM

    Maybe Vince Young should rethink his position on whether he would like that Heisman Trophy that Reggie Bush gave back. It may be the only additional trophy he may ever get to put on his mantle.

  35. radrntn says: Nov 22, 2010 2:05 PM

    maybe the raiders can get him, matt lienart, kevin kolb,bruce and jason campbell…and may the best man win….all I know is the raiders need a qb….tired of watching QB’s, lose games for us

  36. FinFan68 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:09 PM

    Young has been mildly successful on physical talent alone. As a man, he seems stupid, childish, and emotionally unstable. He does not put forth the effort needed to achieve what he wants and he is quick to blame everyone else while he plays the victim. He has physical talent but is a mental midget. The only difference between Vince Young and Jamarcus “purple drank” Russell is Vince does not “work out” at the buffet.

  37. FinFan68 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:11 PM

    I think we can all see why Fisher, lately, has been regretting letting Blount go…his QB needs a good punch in the mouth

  38. radrntn says: Nov 22, 2010 2:24 PM

    lets get real….the titans know they have to cough up over 4 million roster bonus this year, along with over 8 million salary….this is just a great excuse not to pay somebody………i am still waiting to see what the eagles do with Kolb, who is going to get tabout the same amount as Young next year……..You know Vick is going to get at least a 6 year 100million $ deal.

  39. somesome says: Nov 22, 2010 2:47 PM

    … should have thought about that sooner. Obviously you also need your EGO STROKED at all times … over rated, open up a QB academy together with JaMarcus…..

  40. minhw0714 says: Nov 22, 2010 2:56 PM

    Fisher and Young reportedly had a verbal altercation after the game, but Young is denying that he threw “half his uniform” into the stands after the game.

    ————————————————

    If Vince Young threw his hat, jersey, shoulder pads, and wrist bands into the stands after yesterday’s game, how does that not equal “half of his uniform”?

    I guess he didn’t spend much time in the Math Department in Austin. He should now. Maybe they’ll give him a job as a T.A.

  41. trollaikman8 says: Nov 22, 2010 3:07 PM

    This guy needs to calm down.
    -C.Sheen

  42. tiffpats4eva says: Nov 22, 2010 3:25 PM

    pukey60 says:
    Nov 22, 2010 12:12 PM
    Question: Can anyone picture Tom Brady doing something like throwing his shoulder pads into the stands? Just sayin….
    **************

    No, but Tom isn’t in this organization. The Texans have spoiled Vince Young. You better respect Belichick when you play in New England. There isn’t an or else.

    Belichick is King in New England.

  43. tiffpats4eva says: Nov 22, 2010 3:36 PM

    somesome says:
    Nov 22, 2010 2:47 PM
    … should have thought about that sooner. Obviously you also need your EGO STROKED at all times … over rated, open up a QB academy together with JaMarcus…..
    ******************

    I am just wondering why you left out Ryan Leaf?

  44. stayclassyflorio says: Nov 22, 2010 3:47 PM

    1o touchdowns 3 interceptions 90 plus QB rating and a winning record this season yet VY is somehow a terrible quarterback? Hilarious.

  45. boblavoie says: Nov 22, 2010 4:26 PM

    No, but Tom isn’t in this organization. The Texans have spoiled Vince Young. You better respect Belichick when you play in New England. There isn’t an or else.

    Your right tiffpats just ask all the “great players” that Bill cut. You never hear why but I am sure Bill has good reason in letting go good players and he will be a great coach for along time. He demands and deserves respect.

  46. joetoronto says: Nov 23, 2010 6:30 AM

    I must have missed it, when did Young play for the Texans?

  47. ernieernie says: Nov 23, 2010 12:30 PM

    My take is that VY knows he is loved by the owner and is deliberately creating this controversy so it ends up being him or the coach that has to go.

    Young has already expressed his hatred of being replaced by Collins at first sight of not playing well.

    I always thought it was strange how a team on the brink of superbowl, all of a sudden goes 0-5 and its basically the receivers dropping passes left and right and boom, VY comes in and they all of a sudden have hands of glue.

    This team has a lot of problems going on in the background and diversity training ain’t solving them.

    Fisher should take the high road and ask to leave for other opportunities. He would be welcome in many places.

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