The man who recently coined a new term involving the initials of his exiled quarterback has now declared the existence of a Minnesota-style schism over the player’s status with the team.
Tight end Bo Scaife, who said he left the locker room quickly after making a key drop against the Jaguars for fear that he may “pull a VY” on the media, tells Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that the locker room is split over Vince Young.
“I know his teammates definitely want him here,” Scaife said. “The more I think about that, I guess the locker room might be divided up. But I know all the guys on my side [the offense], we all love VY.”
Scaife’s comments come on the same day that a defiant Kenny Britt said he’d once again wear a towel with Young’s initials and numbers despite a $5,000 fine, calling Young the “franchise quarterback.”
Scaife also said he believes Young doesn’t feel welcome in the locker room. “I think [coach] Jeff [Fisher] has probably given that impression to him,” Scaife said.
“That is between him and Coach Fish and no one knows what is going on between them two. But if people knew the real story they might understand the situation a little better,” Scaife added.
Scaife admitted that some players may have hard feelings about Young’s actions in the locker room after a November loss to the Redskins, when the quarterback cursed Fisher and left. But apparently some don’t.