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Vince Young could be in play for the Dolphins

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Although it’s increasingly looking like Chad Henne will get another year as the Dolphins’ quarterback, it’s also likely that a veteran free agent will end up in Miami as competition for Henne. And it’s possible that that veteran free agent will be Vince Young.

The Titans are expected to release Young soon after the league year begins, and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that an associate of Young’s said the Dolphins would be appealing to him, and Young is not out of the question for Miami.

However, there are a couple of caveats: The Dolphins are apparently concerned that if Young were to sign and then lose a quarterback competition with Henne, he’d quickly become an unhappy camper. And Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland has said that he doesn’t want to bring in a quarterback unless he has no questions about that quarterback’s accountability and dependability. Those haven’t exactly been Young’s strongest traits during his NFL career.

So Young is far from a perfect fit in Miami. But going into the season with Henne as the unquestioned starter isn’t a perfect situation either.

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  1. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 5, 2011 3:36 PM

    Sounds about right.

  2. ballsdeep24 says: Jun 5, 2011 3:41 PM

    Wow, is it Christmas already?

    /Jets fan

  3. trbowman says: Jun 5, 2011 3:42 PM

    To which I say – Young would easily beat out Henne for the starting job.

  4. 1stngoal says: Jun 5, 2011 3:45 PM

    ” …Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that an associate of Young’s said the Dolphins would be appealing to him…”

    I would think that at this point in his career, any team would be appealing.

  5. backindasaddle says: Jun 5, 2011 3:49 PM

    Vince Young should be considered radioactive by every franchise. The guy is mentally unstable and just is not somebody that can be trusted to be a franchise QB. He’s got talent but no brains. Because of this, he’s strictly a back up….and even then, only if he can keep his head screwed on straight and not create problems.

  6. FinFan68 says: Jun 5, 2011 3:49 PM

    I would take Henne over Young any day…and twice on Sunday. Young has shown promise and ability but his mental/emotional issues have a high probability of becoming another distraction that this team doesn’t need. Young has issues and Miami is not the place to fix them.

  7. duanethomas says: Jun 5, 2011 4:04 PM

    Vince Young in South Beach. Perfect.

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 5, 2011 4:12 PM

    Wait….Young is a Free Agent.

    The Dolphins have a rule where they absolutely positively won’t acquire an awful quarterback unless a 2nd round draft pick is somehow lost in the exchange.

    This actually makes no sense.

  9. brothaman1 says: Jun 5, 2011 4:21 PM

    Henne is as good as Sanchez if not better. I’m not saying he’s the answer but why not talk about getting competition in New York? Both qb ratings are near the same.

  10. jpmelon says: Jun 5, 2011 4:23 PM

    Miami loves hiring QBs who experienced moderate success at one point in their career. However, by the time Miami gets them, they are usually just about washed up.

    Vince Young has well documented mental breakdowns. Nothing against people with bipolar disorder, but until he finds medication that stabilize his emotions, I wouldn’t trust him to lead a professional football team.

  11. MCxShow says: Jun 5, 2011 4:26 PM

    I’m not a Dolphins fan, but I think VY and Ronnie Brown would be a fun combo to watch in the wildcat.

  12. peanutbutter&jelly says: Jun 5, 2011 4:48 PM

    vince young has so much god givin talent and it’s sad he can’t seem to hold it together because he would be a really great player i don’t mean good i mean great if he could just get his head right.but that same type of thing has happened with other players in the past and i’m sure will continue to happen in the future.but i really don’t think south beach is the place for v.y. to be hanging out although if somehow v.y. has managed to get a grip on how to conduct hisself the dolphins will have found a q.b. that could take them places but that would be to big of a chance to take imo

  13. agelardi says: Jun 5, 2011 4:53 PM

    I’d take VY in a heartbeat, that’s how bad our QB situation is.

  14. denverhighrize says: Jun 5, 2011 5:06 PM

    He is a horrible fit for the Dolphins. Unless they want another Pat White to run their “Mild Cat” offense. I personally feel there are two good fits for Vince. The Vikings which are a Canadian team and the Redskins which…well they suck

  15. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jun 5, 2011 5:09 PM

    I just hope he fails again so the texans can get him for cheap at some point. Wild cat offense would be clutch on their very many super bowl runs, now that philips is there anyways!

  16. mfdwhat says: Jun 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Ireland should ask Brandon Marshall what he thinks. That guy is super smart.

  17. waldoampere says: Jun 5, 2011 5:18 PM

    “Henne is as good as Sanchez if not better.”

    No he’s not. Sanchez improved from his rookie year to second year and is moving in the right direction. Henne is in full blown career retreat.

  18. massappeal12345 says: Jun 5, 2011 5:20 PM

    How about Ryan Mallett for two #1’s

  19. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jun 5, 2011 5:31 PM

    Why anyone would give him another chance is beyond me. He’s a mental midget and he’s proven it over and over. This isn’t about talent, it’s about the fact that he doesn’t have the mental make up to be an NFL quarterback. The ONLY way he should remain in the NFL is if he’s strictly a back up and therefor doesn’t have any of the pressure to be A)consistent or B) a leader. He could come in during an emergency and put his talent to good use for the short term.

    What’s the over under for which is gone first from the NFL, Hard Knocks or Vince Young? Tough call.

  20. riverhorsey says: Jun 5, 2011 6:30 PM

    They won’t risk much money to give him a shot, maybe a cheap one year deal to see how it goes.

  21. tatum064 says: Jun 5, 2011 6:35 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jun 5, 2011 5:31 PM

    Why anyone would give him another chance is beyond me. He’s a mental midget and he’s proven it over and over. This isn’t about talent, it’s about the fact that he doesn’t have the mental make up to be an NFL quarterback. The ONLY way he should remain in the NFL is if he’s strictly a back up and therefor doesn’t have any of the pressure to be A)consistent or B) a leader. He could come in during an emergency and put his talent to good use for the short term.

    What’s the over under for which is gone first from the NFL, Hard Knocks or Vince Young? Tough call.
    ———————————————–
    Hes passed for 8,000 yds and has 42 TDs, (posting a 98.6 QB rating in 2010) he’s had one playoff appearance in the wild card
    he’s easily the best chance for a Dolphin playoff run and a similar resurrection that Michael Vick had
    “mental midget” label is ridiculous…..immature maybe, but maybe he gets his act together.

  22. trbowman says: Jun 5, 2011 6:41 PM

    People finna be eating crow when VY explodes next year.

  23. uraduntx says: Jun 5, 2011 7:05 PM

    Although michael vick is a incredible athlete and talent there is a reason only 1 black qb has ever won a super bowl. QBs need to be smarter than athletic, and athletic qb will cost his team when they get hurt and are on the sideline, where Young seams to spend most of his time.

    And as far Sanches improving faster than Henne, Sanches has a one the best offensive lines in football. We will see how Henne does this year with a much improved o line.

  24. spfripp says: Jun 5, 2011 7:29 PM

    I think when ever a team with QB needs is willing to depart with a talented QB there is always reason for concerns. Young might be able to beat out Henne but would he be Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now? IMO, I think Young should be looked at nothing more then a stop gap QB and I think if Miami is interested in signing him, with all his behavior issues they’re probably looking at him in the same way. The only thing is, is he willing to take that role?

  25. deadeye says: Jun 5, 2011 7:36 PM

    As a Dolphin fan I can honestly say that Vince Young is the only player, who if he goes to Miami, will put a smile on the face of every single Bill, Patriot, Jet, and Dolphin fan.

    Truly sad for the Fins…

  26. sheik99 says: Jun 5, 2011 7:38 PM

    Is it just me or does VY’s career path thus far seem to mirror that of Kerry Collins? Maybe he too will eventually become a respected former head case.

  27. guez16 says: Jun 5, 2011 7:59 PM

    2nd round qb culpepper, aj feely, John beck, pat white and Chad henne. Give up a 2 for kolb.

  28. clintonrb says: Jun 5, 2011 8:13 PM

    If they pick up Young then we can expect the downward spiral in Miami to continue. Marshall and Young together equals locker room meltdown .. They’d be wise to pass in him, he needs to go to a team with a strong structure , with a gm that won’t pick him over the coach and with a strong sense of pride, a team that doesn’t need him to be the go to guy or team leader.

  29. frankdatank23 says: Jun 5, 2011 8:54 PM

    worth a shot, its not like he’s jamarcus russell…. the guy’s a proven winner and looking for another chance…. Miami has alot of talent on offense and i think he could help win some games if henne doesnt work out.

  30. freedomispopular says: Jun 5, 2011 9:27 PM

    It would be kinda cool to see what Andy Reid could do with him.

  31. marinofreakout says: Jun 5, 2011 9:35 PM

    absolutely the best free agent move the fins can make this offseason. every defense will have a tough time prepping for a game against them.

  32. ryanmallettsbluntwrap says: Jun 5, 2011 10:55 PM

    Who cares dolphins suck anyways

  33. TurdSandwich says: Jun 5, 2011 11:21 PM

    As a Titans fan who lived in Miami for two decades all I can say is Bwahahahahahah! The only place that VY fits is Houston.

  34. SmurfJuice says: Jun 5, 2011 11:48 PM

    Might I remind you guys that Vince Young is 30-17 as a starter in the NFL, and 30-2 in college. Tennessee was 0-6 in 2009, Vince came in and won 8 of 10. The Titans franchise has been a disaster for almost ten years now, yet they still won 64% of his games started, and only 45% without him. The man wins games (at a higher percentage than Steve McNair!)

    Regardless of his mental stability (or lack thereof) the man wins. And personally, I don’t like the Dolphins or Titans, but I’d be excited to see some Wildcat with him.

    Would I sign him for starter money? Not a chance in hell. Would I sign him for mid-range money if I had an unsettled QB situation, like Miami? Definitely.

  35. SmurfJuice says: Jun 5, 2011 11:55 PM

    My bad, the 64% was before last season. But, did you see the Titans last season?!

    You take out Chris Johnson, and that team is the Buffalo Bills.

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