Vince Young says “Dream Team” remark was taken out of context

AP

When quarterback Vince Young joined the Eagles last month, he called the club a “Dream Team.”

With “Dream Team” thereafter becoming the unofficial T-shirt slogan of the Eagles, Young now says his words were taken out of context.  While also reiterating them.

That’s pretty much how it go with Vince Young,” Young said Monday, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  “My words always get taken out of context.  It’s just basically what I mean.  We do have some really talented guys and I feel like if we continue to keep working and taking care of our responsibilities and finish like a team like we want to finish I feel like that’s pretty much how I called it.”

And so, basically, it’s still a Dream Team.

“That’s just how I feel,” Young said. “I don’t care what nobody else says, that’s how I feel about the guys here.”

And so, once again, the phrase “out of context” is used out of context to convey displeasure with the fact that someone is being criticized for the words that have come out of their mouths.  That’s why it was so refreshing last week, when Seahawks G.M. John Schneider admitted on PFT Live that he said that the Vikings “[expletive] on” Tarvaris Jackson, apologized for it, and moved on.

112 responses to “Vince Young says “Dream Team” remark was taken out of context

  1. those 3 ints Vick threw the other day didn’t look too dreamy. Also good luck with that Oline

  2. VY has never been accused of being smart. On a side note, anybody that refers to themselves in the 3rd person…why bother? You get the point

  3. Yeah, too late for that, Vince. You’re going to hear it all season long, Eagles fans…

  4. “Young now says his words were taken out of context”
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    Just like his career. Too soon?

  5. Dream team was take out of context:

    “now lets go get some dream team shirts printed” – Vince Young

  6. Can’t fix STUPID!!! The Titian tried & failed and it caused Jeff Fischer, good guy & coach, his job

  7. Even after saying his words were taken out of context, he reiterates that it’s “pretty much how I called it.” He backtracks, then says it again. What an idiot!

  8. Seriously with this “taken out of context” crap…it is really getting OLD…do they even know what it means to be taken out of context or is it just something they say to sound smart??? Grow up and own up to the dumb ass things that come out of your pie hole…be a man…

  9. Can we just move on.. He said something stupid and now there is alot of unneeded heat on the team.. Okay, we get it.. The idiotic media will hold that over the entire team’s head all year, every game.. every minute.. Nothing we can do but try to live up to it.. Now move on and just play football..

  10. Perhaps if he took the time to speak well his words would be understood and not “taken out of context”…

  11. Vince Young’s wonderlick score of 8 was too generous. Congrats UT alums! A man who cannot speak English was never academically ineligible. You must be proud or should I say, “you be proud” or ….never mind. You probably refer to yourself in the 3rd person.

  12. “And so, once again, the phrase “out of context” is used out of context to convey displeasure with the fact that someone is being criticized for the words that have come out of their mouths.”

    Yeah, obviously Vince isn’t the brightest bulb in the pack. If he hadn’t wanted to convey the term “Dream Team” maybe he shouldn’t have used that precise term.

    Reminds me of an old adage: “the only thing worse than a complete idiot is a complete idiot who thinks he knows what he’s doing.”

  13. “We do have some really talented guys and I feel like if we continue to keep working and taking care of our responsibilities and finish like a team like we want to finish I feel like that’s pretty much how I called it.”

    Translation please?

    But “that’s pretty much how it go” with Vince Young.

    Bright fella!

  14. I’m disappointed in you, PFT. Why not use that infamous pic of a shirtless, inebriated Vince Young with this story…?

  15. Don’t worry Eagles.. Good Problem to have.. I bet other fans can even Dream to have a team like the Eagles.. I rather be a Target than not thought about at all… Say the Bengals?

  16. Like he adds any talent whatsoever to this so called “Dream Team”. Shut up! You’re a worthless backup QB.

  17. Vince Young is an embarassment to all the literate football players in the NFL. It started with the Wonderlic test. Should have seen this coming.

  18. “I don’t care what nobody else says” because VY is another proud product of the University of Texas…

  19. When I read sports writing I never know what to believe. The best one in awhile is the “Juan Catillo says his linebackers are ready to win the Superbowl”.

    First of all if he did say that, which he didn’t, who cares? Should he say they aren’t ready? But the best part of it all is he didn’t say anything close to that. He did say those words, but with some moving around of punctuation, it sounds way different. Here is how it went down

    Question: the rest of the team seems to have veterans ready for a run at the Super Bowl, what about the LB’s?

    “The linebackers will be ready.”

    “To win the Super Bowl, remember, it takes 16 weeks, and then really whoever is playing their best during the playoffs. So when you look at it there’s time to develop

    That’s what he said.

  20. No it wasn’t, WINCE. You just realized how stupid you sounded when the Eagles still have the same woes with both lines, LB and S, and have an outcoached-in-every-game situation arising with Castillo as DC.

    Plus with how badly you guys were outplayed by PIT, you wanna claim it was taken out of context. ONLY NOW.

  21. It is really, really sad when Vince speaks. It is almost as bad as his game…almost! And the third person thing- He still believes he is that same guy that pranced off the Rose Bowl winning a National Championship. By Dream team Vince meant he is still dreaming about the days when he was relevent!

  22. Everytime some dumbass says something stupid, they always come back with “it was taken out of context”. Do they even know what that means? Dream team means dream team, nothing else. Own up to what you say or shut up!

  23. The term “Dream Team” can have so many different interpretations, it’s no wonder everyone took it out of context.

    We all know Vince to be a deep thinker driven to eloquence, unable to contain the wondrous product of his razor sharp mind.

  24. Reid is thinking “didn’t we get a gag we can put in his mouth with the trade?”. Don’t forget that VY is a HOF QB, so any team with a HOF QB as a backup has to be a “Dream Team”.

  25. i’m one who agrees with vince. i didnt watch the interview so perhaps he wasnt taken out of context, but i think the reaction to it is way overblown. i read the comment to mean that it was a dream team for HIM. he actually feels wanted, he’s not beefing with his head coach, feels like he has (or is around) the tools that will lead to success on the field. he saw what the eagles coaching staff was able to do for vick and was understandably excited about the opportunity. people always want to jump down guys’ throats for expressing confidence in themselves or teammates or when coaches express confidence in their teams. what are they supposed to do? they dont call up media outlets just to make outrageous claims (unless you’re rex ryan). they are required to attend press conferences and answer the questions they are asked (which is mandated by the league for them to do).
    everyone’s looking for some kind of lebron “gotcha” quote and this just isnt it. let it go and find something else.

  26. steelerssmack4u says: Aug 22, 2011 1:25 PM

    Can’t fix STUPID!!! The Titian tried & failed and it caused Jeff Fischer, good guy & coach, his job
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    “Titans” is a football team. “Titian” is a 16th century Italian painter.
    “Jeff Fisher” was the coach of the ‘Titans”.
    Who’s calling who STUPID?

  27. I would liked to have been a fly on the wall in the meeting room when the topic was brought up about brining in Vince Young. I would like to have heard the arguments in favor of that. Can’t think of one.

    What the hell is Vince Young gonna do if Vick goes down???

  28. At his introductory press conference with the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend, the team’s new backup quarterback was asked to describe the players Philly brought in during the whirlwind NFL free-agency period.

    “Dream team,” he responded,

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    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh… what was taken out of context?

  29. he was probably talking about the players dog’s that they own. gonna be a dream team on vick’s farm this off -season…ca$h money on dose dogs!

  30. Reporter at the end of the interview: “Vince, what do you think of all these signings by the Eagles over the last week (including DRC from Kolb trade”).

    Vince: “Its crazy man, its like a Dream team”.

    Which exactly how it did feel for any Eagle player or Eagles fan. It was like a Madden game. Yes, nothing has been promised to us, and yes, its only on paper. But the reporter asked the question and that was an accurate answer. Everyone relax.

  31. I honestly don’t think Vince Young knows what the word context means. In the interview, he makes it clear that he DOES think the Eagles are a dream team. I mean, what an absolute idiot…

  32. Don’t worry Eagles.. Good Problem to have.. I bet other fans can even Dream to have a team like the Eagles..

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    Are you under the impression that they’ve been some kinda really successful franchise or something?

  33. This “story” takes second place for dumbest of the year behind the Vick/advice story from last week.

    Vince Young is an inconsequential backup (maybe) qb who, in his joy at having some sort of second chance at a football life after coming out of a bad situation he got himself into said something off the cuff, as an offhand remark. That’s it. There was no proclomation or any of that. He said an offhand remark as he was smiling bc he was happy to be on a team at all.

    NOT A STORY.

    I really hate the conspiracy theorists crowd, but I’m telling you, after the NON-STORY that was forced on us all last week that was nothing but an 8th grade girls’ bathroom story of who said what to who regarding Vick/advice, and this stupid, and forced, dream team NON-STORY… I’m really beginning to side with the conspiracy people that media really needs to invent the Eagles as a team to whip.

    Media always needs someone or something to whip and I’m starting to side with the people who believe media is trying, too hard, to force the Eagles to that role.

  34. Vince doesn’t know what “out of context” even means. What a moron. Maybe he can tutor Vick. He’s no tree surgeon either.

  35. Vince Young is everything that is wrong with Black QB’s in the NFL. He is dumb, lazy and arrogant. We need mor Black QB’s like Josh Freeman and less Vince Youngs.

  36. I am getting kinda sick of this. Who cares about VY? He’s a backup to Mike Vick. He can say all he wants. The media loves hanging onto stupid misconstrued quotes. I took it as HIS dream team. It’s the type of team he has always wanted to play for. He was also probably on a high and excited that he was just picked up by the Eagles. I mean wouldn’t you be excited to have the opportunity to play with Vick when your career is dwindling?

  37. 1 2 Freddys coming for you
    3 4 better lock your door
    5 6 Grab a crucifix
    7 8 Better stay up late
    9 10 never sleep again

    Hahah I wonder if the dream team signed Freddy Kruger in the offseason.

  38. So when is your website going to issue a retraction for taking Juan Castillo out of context? I guess when you are just passing along others shoddy reporting its all good.

  39. I like it Vince. Don’t apologize. On paper, we ARE the DREAM TEAM. Now the team just has to go out and SHOW it.

    To the rest of you haters, get your trash talking in now after a meaningless preseason game with the star receiver playing one drive and the other star receiver still not playing….you won’t be able to talk too much when the real games start.

    Fly Eagles Fly.

  40. This guy is a complete ” Tool ” !!!!
    The whole ” Dream Team ” is going to come back and haunt them all season, therefore being the ” yearly excuse ” as to why they will never win Shat !!!!!! what a pathetic bunch of losers !!!!!

  41. Can’t fix STUPID!!! The Titian tried & failed and it caused Jeff Fischer, good guy & coach, his job

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    Who are the Titians? But ya you can’t fix stupid huh?

  42. The only people making a big deal about this are the haters and TMZESPN. No one in philly or the Eagles themselves are talking about the “dream team”. You guys claim the Eagles are awful but you guys sure care about this team alot to always be commenting about them on every article?

  43. “That’s pretty much how it go with Vince Young,” [Young said Monday]
    Did he just refer to himself in the third person?
    Weird………
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    Later… Vince is heading to the ‘Script’ club

  44. “My words always get taken out of context. It’s just basically what I mean. ”

    So…. then… your words weren’t taken out of context…

    Sigh.

  45. brownsfn says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:28 PM
    Seriously with this “taken out of context” crap…it is really getting OLD…do they even know what it means to be taken out of context or is it just something they say to sound smart??? Grow up and own up to the dumb ass things that come out of your pie hole…be a man…

    I hear ya man. He’s one of those athletes that speaks in cliche’s that he barely understands in hopes that he comes off as reasonably intelligent. The media needs to stop sticking microphones in front of these guys because they are just trying to create a story where one does not exist.

  46. delshofner says: Aug 22, 2011 1:42 PM

    VY – “That’s pretty much how it go … my mouth got hacked !!”
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    LOL Well if his mouth got hacked I would imagine the “hacked” comment would have been:
    “Pardon me, esteemed member of the journalism profession. Kindly allow me to clear up a slight misconception that has arisen from my usage of the phrase ‘Dream Team’ “…etc.

    There can’t be anyone happier in the entire world than the TN media that VY is gone and CJ is holding out. Can’t imagine how much easier their jobs are since they don’t have to talk to these two. One of ’em spouts meaningless and contradictory drivel in the third person (VY) and the other doesn’t speak English at all (CJ).

  47. The remarks were out of context, the question was culturally biased, the media is out to get him…life’s unfair for Vince Young.

  48. “That’s pretty much how it go with Vince Young,” Young said Monday, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  “My words always get taken out of context.  It’s just basically what I mean. 

    Congratulations, Philly fans, You just hit the VY trifecta, where he:

    1. Refers to himself in the third person
    2. Blames the media first and foremost
    3. Tries to backtrack on his own words in the most unconvincing, nonsensical way possible.

    Welcome to our world.

    Signed,

    Titans fans

  49. Again with this?? Know the meaning of something before you puke it out of your mouth. Next thing will be a player saying the comment of it being taken out of context was taken out of context… Actually, to his credit, this time I think it really was taken out of context. What Vince meant was the that the players he named where who the team consisted of in HIS own dreams, that’s all. Notice how he included himself and not Vick… and that’s how you put a “taken out of context” spin on something… by the way, if this comment offends you it’s only because you took it out of context.

  50. The only people making a big deal about this are the haters and TMZESPN. No one in philly or the Eagles themselves are talking about the “dream team”.

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    Except Vince Young.

  51. To the rest of you haters, get your trash talking in now after a meaningless preseason game with the star receiver playing one drive and the other star receiver still not playing….you won’t be able to talk too much when the real games start.

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    ohhhhh yeah we will.

  52. Can’t help feeling a little sorry for the guy. He was excited about his new team and said the first thing that popped into his head. But geez, Vince … just ignore the razzing. This “out of context” thing will only make it worse.

  53. So when is your website going to issue a retraction for taking Juan Castillo out of context?

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    Woah, wait a second. The context is the context that the Philadelphia Eagles officially put it in.

  54. The problem here is that when most sports people use the term “Dream Team” they’re harkening back to the superstar studded US Olympic basketball team that crushed the rest of the basketball world on its way to a gold medal.

    However, when Young says “Dream Team” what he means is that he’s on his own personal Dream Team. And what that means is the team is talented enough that he doesn’t have the burden of carrying it and it will allow him to collect millions of dollars while sitting on his ass.

    So from his point of view his comment was taken out of context, but he still meant it. You just have to learn to speak Youngese to make sense of it.

  55. Lots of internet tough guys on this site.

    Vince doesn’t speak well but I did watch his interview unlike 90% of the people here and the media completely blew up the term Dream Team.

    My favorite guys are the Tennessee fans… Go check out their boards and forums… They are starting to turn on Chris Johnson now, saying they don’t need him… God, with CJ playing or not, that team is going to be terrible this season…

    The most ignorant fan base in terms of football knowledge, Tennessee? Perhaps.

  56. Can we just move on.. He said something stupid and now there is alot of unneeded heat on the team
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    WELL, there’s GOING to be heat on the team, but the real heat is on Vince Young’s words and they should be. HE opened his mouth and said it. Young should learn to pick and choose what he says.

  57. melonnhead says: Aug 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    Are you under the impression that they’ve been some kinda really successful franchise or something?

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    They occupy a pretty prominent spot in your head, sparky!

  58. It was taken out of context. You’re not keeping in mindthat the guy saying it is borderline mentally handicapped. He shouldn’t be held to the things he says. he also shouldnt be playing QB in the NFL, but that’s not his fault. That’s coaches who think they can fix anyhting.

  59. Continues to amaze, Young doen’t like outcome…they took it out of context is his cry. He is a big out of context on the NFL.

  60. just in case vince youngs wonderlic score wasn’t proof enough, vince young wanted to prove how stupid vince young be

  61. I guess throwing his pads into the crowd in Tennessee was also taken out of context, as well as his brawl inside of a strip club. Maybe you will be as good on the field as you are playing the victim role, Vince. Or maybe you are just misunderstood. Man up, you wuss. You said it, and now you and your team need to own it.

    Since the Eagles looked like absolute crap against the Steelers, all this backtracking is now taking place. At least Andy Reid was honest – he said “we all stunk”. The “dream team” label has already stuck. No use in trying to weasel out of it now, Vince.

    The Cowboys were called America’s team by one announcer in 1978, and it has stuck ever since. The Eagle and 4skin fans haven’t forgotten it and will never let the Cowboys live it down. However, since then, the Cowboys have won multiple SB’s. What have the Eagles done? ZERO SB’s, and a 4skin-like signing of FA’s this offseason. Let’s see how it all translates on the field this season. I doubt it is what the Eagle fans think it will be come January.

    The Eagles will disappoint again. They may go 12-4, or even better, but they won’ win the SB, and the Lombardi will elude them once again. Some Eagle fans are fine with throwing around playoff wins, NFC East titles, regular season wins against division foes, etc. You can have all of that. What you need to do to earn any respect is win a SB. Period. Dream team? Nahhh. Just a team dreaming. Let’s see if the Eagles can prove me wrong.

    There is too much competition and talent in the NFC alone. GB is getting very little press, and they have to love that. They are still the team to beat in the NFC, and will be very tough.

  62. I love this site, i love the info, but at some point you clowns make even reasonable people comment. You point out the Eagles have never won anything but then you conjur up dumb reasons to talk smack on them. Sure VY is dumb, but if the birds are such a loser in your eyes and you’re so sure they are going to “choke” then ignore their “arrogance” and comment on other things…. When they proceed to destroy the Ggirls (who they own), the Shanahan sisters (who are a league-wide joke), and the fraudulent Jerry’s (the most overrated QB in Football) this year, without being arrogant, with out talking smack, and with integraty then i’ll hope to see you clowns on this site blamimg anything but your weak organizations for not doing enough. The Eagles prob wont win the tittle this year, but that will probably have to do with the Packers, Saints, Steelers, and Pats… But to you weak girls in our division who consistently ruin this board with your hate and uneducated babble, i remind you now that the Eagles have owned you for over a decade and its sad to see all of this jealousy…

  63. Are you under the impression that they’ve been some kinda really successful franchise or something?

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    They occupy a pretty prominent spot in your head, sparky!

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    Aim high, Eagles!

  64. But to you weak girls in our division who consistently ruin this board with your hate and uneducated babble, i remind you now that the Eagles have owned you for over a decade and its sad to see all of this jealousy…

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    Um excuse me, but the Cowboys are 9-12 against the Eagles over the last decade, including playoffs. Simple math will tell you that the Eagles have the edge but I wouldn’t exactly call the Cowboys “owned” by them… especially since the Cowboys have won 4 of the last 5 games… including the playoff game.

    Now if you want to talk all-time, the Cowboys are 56-44 against the Eagles along with a 3-1 playoff record against them. Never ever forget that the Eagles are one of the loser franchises with an all-time losing record (509-541-26, or .485) and the Cowboys have the second highest winning percentage of all time at (.576, 0.003 behind the Bears).

  65. and the fraudulent Jerry’s (the most overrated QB in Football)

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    Most overrated based on what?

  66. Sure VY is dumb, but if the birds are such a loser in your eyes and you’re so sure they are going to “choke” then ignore their “arrogance” and comment on other things….

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    What makes you think you run things around here, squeaky?

    “conjur”

    “integraty”

    “blamimg”

    “tittle”

    “uneducated babble”

    INDEEEEEED.

  67. Vince doesn’t speak well but I did watch his interview unlike 90% of the people here and the media completely blew up the term Dream Team.

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    Yeah so? That’s what the media does. Like Wade Phillips was “Mr. Fix It” and his training camps were “Camp Cupcake”! “America’s Team” deals with that kind of stuff all the time, what makes you think that the Dream Team is so special that they should be immune to that kind of thing?

  68. melonhead,

    Good post. Setting the record straight is good. Eagle fans always think they own something or somebody, whether it be Santa Claus, the title of most cynical and butt-hurt fans, best cheesesteaks ( I will give them that one), or the “almost team” for the last 10 years (I will give them that one too).

    Dream team fans, bring it on. If your team “owns” the Cowboys, why don’t you have your team show up twice this year and demonstrate it. Not only that, how about demonstrating winning a SB. I won’t crown your arsses (Thanks, Dennis Green) just because you look good on paper. No pro team is scared of a paper tiger.

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