Vince Young: “I just want to play football”

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.

47 responses to “Vince Young: “I just want to play football”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?”

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. “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.

  11. @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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. … 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…..

  20. 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.

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    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.

  21. 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….
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    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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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.

  24. 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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