The stories about Vince Young’s lack of professionalism are fairly well known in Tennessee at this point. Still, Young’s teammates are usually careful not to speak frankly about the situation publicly.
NFLPA President Kevin Mawae and former Titans center is no longer Young’s teammate, so he can say what everyone else is thinking.
“It might be time for a change of scenery,” Mawae told ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky regarding Young. “I played with Warren Moon, I played with Vinny Testaverde, I played with Kerry Collins, I played with Chad Pennington and the one thing all those guys had in common is that they were all field generals and leaders on the field.
“And there is one name missing that’s very obvious. And there is a difference in those four players versus the one that plays for the Titans.”
Mawae made a point to say that Young wins games; that you can’t take Young’s record away from him. Still, despite a lot of flowery pieces that indicated Young turned a corner last season, it’s clear he has a long way to go in his development.
“As far as being the consummate pro like some of the other guys in the league,” Mawae said, “it’s disappointing that he hasn’t taken that step.”