Vince Young “not where I want to be” in Eagles’ offense

AP

Vince Young could get his first start as an Eagle on Sunday, if Michael Vick’s broken ribs keep him off the field. So is Young ready to run the Philadelphia offense?

Young says he’s ready — just not as ready as he’d like to be. In the three months since Young signed with Philadelphia (and gave them their unfortunate “Dream Team” nickname), Young has learned most of the offense from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson, but he says he doesn’t know it like the back of his hand.

“Each week, from studying, I’m getting better and better each day,” Young said. “I’m not where I want to be at because this is my first year here. But overall, I really feel like Marty, Doug Pederson and Mike [Vick] are doing a great job making sure I know the plays.”

Young also described himself as still playing catch-up with the Eagles’ playbook.

“It’s definitely [a] wordy, very, very detailed offense,” Young said.

Eagles coach Andy Reid has declined to say whether Young or Mike Kafka will start if Vick can’t, but Eagles players said Young got more first-team reps in practice on Wednesday. If Young isn’t completely comfortable in the offense yet, he’ll need all the practice he can get.

52 responses to “Vince Young “not where I want to be” in Eagles’ offense

  1. Carson Palmer can pick up the Raiders offense in a couple of weeks but Vince Young still doesn’t know the Eagles one after THREE MONTHS?!

    This guy is an embarrassment.

  2. How dumb can this mofo be?

    In 3 weeks, Palmer was running no huddle, calling out protections and calling audibles like it was nothing.

    The only question I have is, who’s dumber, Vick or Young?

  3. He’s got most of the checkdown and handoff play basics down pat and is getting pretty good with L vs. R, but he’s still trying to learn the height of the RBs and Philly’s jersey numbering system.

  4. “It’s definitely [a] wordy, very, very detailed offense,” Young said.

    Well, there’s the problem right there. If the Eagles could somehow make the playbook just pictures instead of words, it would probably be a whole lot easier for VY.

  5. “It’s definitely [a] wordy, very, very detailed offense,” Young said.

    In his defense, he once said the same thing about Green Eggs and Ham.

  6. The Eagles absolutely deserve all the bad Karma they are experiencing. Serves them right for bringing in that POS Vick in the first place. They will be cursed until long after he is gone.

  7. There is no denying that he is dumb, but Carson played in a similar offense with Bengals and Hue Jackson was one of his coaches there ( and USC). The west coast offense is a complicated offense that take years to master, great QBs had to set a year or two before picking it up (Montana, Rogers).

  8. what he means is not that he doesn’t know the Playbook, what he means is he’d rather still be on the bench making his salary but doing nothing.

  9. Hey Vince, leak your playbook onto the internet and we fans will have that thing broken down and transcribed for you by close of business.

  10. I’m sure memorizing an NFL playbook and all the little nuances is not an easy task. That being said, it’s his job to be ready at any point to get plugged in. If you’re getting paid $5 million to be a backup, I’d expect you to be able to do your job.

  11. The Eagles must be nuts.

    Why else would they hand their starting QB job to Vince Young, the headcase?

    The only way I’d do that (if I was them) would be if Kafka played first and was terrible.

    Young is much more physically gifted than Kafka but he’s shown his head ain’t on straight.

    Million dollar body, 10 cent head…

  12. As Vince pointed out, its his first year with the Eagles, but what he didn’t mention is that it will be his last.
    No way they’re bringing back this loser to pay him $5 million to sit on the bench and make dumb remarks which haunt the team for the whole season.

  13. JOE TORONTO after reading about 500 of your posts i would almost guarantee you couldn’t call one play from a west coast offense if you could read it off a cheat sheet.

  14. Week 10 of sitting on his a$$ and this guy STILL doesn’t know the playbook????

    Isn’t that, like, something a “Hall of Fame” quarterback should have down by now?

    Waste of a roster spot.

  15. But Vince your the DREAM QUARTERBACK!!!!!

    Seriously this dope started the Eagles downfall with his stupid comment and he should remember hes the biggest draft bust at quarterback in history with the exception of JaMarcus Bling Russel and Ryan Have Another Drink Leaf. Sunday hell show (again) how bad he really is.

  16. 4t9er says: Nov 17, 2011 7:33 AM

    There is no denying that he is dumb, but Carson played in a similar offense with Bengals and Hue Jackson was one of his coaches there ( and USC). The west coast offense is a complicated offense that take years to master, great QBs had to set a year or two before picking it up (Montana, Rogers).
    ************************************************
    Palmer said the Raiders offense was NOT similar to the Bengals offense and that he essentially had to learn everything from scratch.

    I mean, every playbook has Posts, Digs, Curls and Drags etc, but you have to actually learn which play has what and the verbiage, which has to be the hardest part of all.

    There’s no excuses, either he’s too dumb, too lazy, or both, period.

  17. greymares says: Nov 17, 2011 8:29 AM

    JOE TORONTO after reading about 500 of your posts i would almost guarantee you couldn’t call one play from a west coast offense if you could read it off a cheat sheet.
    *************************************************
    Wow, stalk much?

  18. This Mama’s boy needs to have his mommy come and hold his hand while he learns his playbook.

    Just because a QB wins a college national championship doesn’t mean he wil be good in the pros. The track record of national championship QBs is not good in the NFL.

  19. If the Eagles would just look down 95 and see how not to build a team, they would not be in this predicament. My Skins provided a blueprint to all NFL teams on how not to run an organization. I’m shocked the Eagles ignored that. Now look at them 3-6, just like my Skins, and now putting in another teams reject as their starting QB. They are a mess, but as a Skins fan, it is fun to watch.

  20. Vince Dumb? Maybe. It seems the real issue, if you read between the lines, is that he has not taken a snap and he is ALREADY offering excuses. He is a victim. Unfortunately, he victimizes himself.

  21. Young is an idiot!! It’s not like he is a rookie, but don’t know the offense yet?? Really? He has been there 3 months and he is a veteran. Wow. Newton know the o fine as does dalton. What a moron young must be.

  22. Lol, yeah VY aint the sharpest tool in the shed, but neither are the people on this board who are comparing his situation to Carson Palmer’s who has been with Hue Jackson (and his terminology/plays/scheme/coaching) at USC, Cincy, and now in Oakland over the past decade or so.

    Dullards everywhere it seems, not just in the eagles QB meetings.

  23. In all fairness, Carson has been with Hue Jackson for almost his entire career(including college). He should know his offense in a matter of weeks. Tennessee never had a complicated offense and wasn’t a west coast style of team. Vince is however a bum, so it wouldn’t make much of a difference if he knows it or not.

  24. Well, really, why would the Eagles sign up a dull-witted mental case with lousy career production numbers as a backup QB? Might be Roseman’s doing since Young came in cheap and bean counters don’t know football. But why didn’t Reid veto it, since it was a 100% sure bet that Vick would go down at some point?

    VY has averaged 150 yards of total production a game for his career. Dumb choice by the Eagles.

  25. Vince Young: Saying stupid things 24/7. First the Dream Team thing, and now this? The man needs a ball gag.

  26. I am in no way defending Young but to compare his situation to Carson Palmer is ridiculous. Plamer ran that same offense when Hue was in Cinncinnati. Some of you just spew bullcrap without having a damn clue.

  27. Some of these comments are laughable.

    Carson Palmer picked up the offense in two weeks? Doubtful.. Did he learn it enough where the Raiders are can adjust their gameplay? yes

    The same goes with Young. He without a doubt could have played earlier in the year. Marty and Andy would have adjusted their gameplan. I like what he said, he’s learning how to become a real QB instead of one who relies solely on his athletic ability. Learning the West Coast offense doesn’t happen overnight, especially with lack of in-game experience.

    VY isn’t the smartest guy in the league no doubt, but to say he’s stupid because he admits he’s still learning and working on becoming a better all around QB (in a new system nonetheless)? Ridiculous.

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