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Report: Another start for Vince Young

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As the Eagles continue to play with their backs against the wall, thanks to spending much of the first half of the season playing with their heads up their butts, starting quarterback Mike Vick is expected to miss another game.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Vick’s broken ribs, which have again prevented him from practicing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, will again prevent him from playing on Sunday, when the Eagles host the Patriots.

Vince Young, who overcame three interceptions to lead the Eagles on a long, game-winning drive against the Giants, will get the start.  Which means that he’ll get another chance to persuade another team that he should be its full-time starting quarterback in 2012.

Young wisely insisted on a one-year deal with the Eagles, even though the Eagles wanted him to sign a two-year contract.  As a result, Young will be a free agent in March.  Despite Young’s struggles when dealing with adversity, there aren’t 32 better quarterbacks than the former Longhorn.  Though former Titans coach Jeff Fisher became exasperated with Young, who’s to say that Young was the only one to blame?  Perhaps another coach will know how to better manage Young, helping him through the inevitable rough spots that go with the territory.

Then again, Young could have a horrible game against the Patriots, relegating him to clipboard-holding status for the remainder of his career.  Between the two, it’s safer to predict the former.

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44 Responses to “Report: Another start for Vince Young”
  1. shawon0meter says: Nov 26, 2011 10:32 AM

    Another win for the Patriots

  2. grpatriot says: Nov 26, 2011 10:33 AM

    I don’t think VY has ever beaten the Patriots?
    In fact, it’s usually a blow out…..He’ll do something dumb.

  3. nyjetsmaniac says: Nov 26, 2011 10:35 AM

    This guy will start again for some team next year !

  4. seneca1ss says: Nov 26, 2011 10:36 AM

    Now….it’s the Dream Team (everyone thought the Beagles and Jets were going to meet in the Super Bowl) hahaha

  5. snarkzilla says: Nov 26, 2011 10:36 AM

    Number of VY pass attempts/9 = VY INTs.

  6. cw3214 says: Nov 26, 2011 10:43 AM

    Andy Reid also said that Jeff Fisher had more positive things to say about Vince than negative. However, as an Eagles fan who has to deal with all of this “Dream Team” crap, Vince better miraculously beat the Patriots.

  7. fcs34 says: Nov 26, 2011 10:54 AM

    And fans of horrible quarterback play everywhere rejoice.

  8. dshaffer31 says: Nov 26, 2011 10:57 AM

    “another win for the patriots”
    Too bad it won’t happen in the playoffs.

  9. westclaims says: Nov 26, 2011 11:00 AM

    The Eagles are playing the Patriots, a league darling. Doesn’t matter who’s at qb for the Eagles.

    This will be yet another game of questionable calls and non calls, and the Patriots will win.

  10. rexismybff says: Nov 26, 2011 11:18 AM

    I like VY’s chances to lead the Dream Team over the Evil Empire much than Vick’s.

    I wonder if at the end of the day, Tom Brady will be saying “well I still think we’re the better team but when you have a freakish player like that….” at the end of the game, like Leinart did at the Rose Bowl?

  11. biz518 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:50 AM

    wouldnt it be somethin if he leads a miracle game winning drive to beat new england…i know its not likely, but it would make for some great football

  12. thefiesty1 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:56 AM

    31-17 as a starter. Bash him all you want. He’s a winner and has always been. Whether he wins against the Pats or not it will be the dream team not just Vince.

  13. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 26, 2011 12:18 PM

    Ok here is the deal ! If Young wins this game they do and make no mistake about the eiggles will have a quarterback controversy ! The eiggles are set to and will trade vick this is a slam dunk! Trust me on this one !

  14. backindasaddle says: Nov 26, 2011 12:28 PM

    Though former Titans coach Jeff Fisher became exasperated with Young, who’s to say that Young was the only one to blame? Perhaps another coach will know how to better manage Young, helping him through the inevitable rough spots that go with the territory.
    **********************************************************************

    Perhaps Jeff Fisher became “exasperated” because he could no longer stand dealing with a tremendous athletic talent whom he could not rely on to be his QB. Perhaps Jeff recognized the guy has no brains, no discipline, has mental stability issues and a massive ego on top of it all. Perhaps then maybe another coach might not be able to better manage a guy with such a litany issues from the neck up. After all, the QB position is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. Perhaps the only one who can cajole Vince Young along and onto a path of success is Vince Young himself. It may come with maturity, he may “buckle down” and study and be disciplined if he thinks on the verge of being dropped or to prove he’s worthy. But…will he really be consistent with it moving forward??? Hmmm… his history is clear. I find it difficult to believe that Vince will ever be a consistent, reliable, starting QB. He just doesn’t have the commitment or mental qualities needed. Those qualities are intelligence, discipline, and steady determination. Vince Young is seriously lacking in this regard. Perhaps Jeff Fisher knew what he was doing.

  15. snarkzilla says: Nov 26, 2011 1:02 PM

    >the eiggles will have a quarterback controversy

    In this corner, “Lights Out” – a somewhat diminutive galloping QB, now in only his 8th year due to time spent in the slammer. “Lights Out” is still learning to read defenses, gets hurt a lot, produces spectacular performances once or twice a year, and is a fairly efficient turnover machine.

    His opponent tomorrow is “It’s Not About Me” – a less than bright QB in his 5th year, sporting a history of going mental and a career production of 150 yards/game. He is currently on pace to throw 11 picks for every 100 attempts.

  16. coldlegend says: Nov 26, 2011 1:04 PM

    Vince Young is a freak on a leash. So unleash him.

  17. bobleblah says: Nov 26, 2011 1:08 PM

    I so want the Eagles to take Vince over Vick now and for the long term. Vince has that 4th quarter “IT” factor that Vick lacks, and if the birds can carry through four quarters of football, the playoffs are still in reach.

  18. snarkzilla says: Nov 26, 2011 1:13 PM

    >I so want the Eagles to take Vince over Vick now and for the long term

    You mean you want to bench the guy they signed to a $100M contract slightly less than three months ago?

  19. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 26, 2011 1:18 PM

    The Jets should try to sign him next season. They desperately need a QB.

  20. dogluverssuck says: Nov 26, 2011 1:23 PM

    bobleblah says:Nov 26, 2011 1:08 PM

    I so want the Eagles to take Vince over Vick now and for the long term. Vince has that 4th quarter “IT” factor that Vick lacks, and if the birds can carry through four quarters of football, the playoffs are still in reach.

    ____________________________

    This is how to answer a dumb comment like yours:

    What can Vince Young do that Mike Vick Can’t?

    1. Vick runs faster.
    2. Vick is more elusive.
    3. Vick is far more accurate.
    4. Vick has a higher touchdown to int ratio.
    5. Vick has gone further in the playoffs.

    So please tell me what facts you used to base your decision on.

  21. richm2256 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:26 PM

    This game comes down to which QB will be the most productive.

    The Iggles are 4-6, having not faced a quarterback of Brady’s caliber at all this year; he’s the best they’ve faced so far this year.

    New England is 7-3, and VY is far from the best QB they’ve faced so far.

    You tell me who’s going to win?

  22. jaimelh02 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:33 PM

    I miss the days when Vince Young was sporting burnt orange and leading last minute game winning drives in the Rose Bowl over Michigan and USC.

  23. jaimelh02 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:35 PM

    Vince Young won a national champonship vs 2 Heisman trophy winners > Micheal Vick lost in the national championship game

  24. snarkzilla says: Nov 26, 2011 2:06 PM

    >Vince Young won a national champonship vs 2 Heisman trophy winners > Micheal Vick lost in the national championship game

    So? I wouldn’t have long termed Vick as my QB but if you’re the GM, I’m the HC and you give me Vince Young as a passer in the NFL, I’m taking early retirement. You don’t “just win” without a way to put up serious points and there’s no 2009 model Chris Johnson to hand off to. 150 yards – 3 turnovers a game from a QB isn’t a way to put up serious points.

  25. greengob1in says: Nov 26, 2011 2:20 PM

    dogluverssuck says: Nov 26, 2011 1:23 PM
    What can Vince Young do that Mike Vick Can’t?

    1. Vick runs faster.
    2. Vick is more elusive.
    3. Vick is far more accurate.
    4. Vick has a higher touchdown to int ratio.
    5. Vick has gone further in the playoffs.

    So please tell me what facts you used to base your decision on.

    _____________

    1. Vick gets injured almost every game
    2. Vick choked almost every 4th quarter away this season
    3. Vick can’t see over defenders and gets a lot of passes batted down
    4. Vick still can’t read defenses properly resulting in him holding onto the ball too long
    5. Vick has been a turnover machine
    6. Vick is still a better rusher than he is a passer
    7. Inconsistent QB, one week will be a career game, the next will be terrible.

    What did you base #3 on? They are similar in accuracy, Young actually has a higher completion percentage.

  26. greymares says: Nov 26, 2011 2:21 PM

    If the Giants beat them the Eagles can beat them

  27. flavadave10 says: Nov 26, 2011 2:42 PM

    Vince Young is “clutch”. And I hate that word. But if anyone in the NFL right now is worthy of being called “clutch”, it’s VY. He gets it done when he needs to. Granted, it won’t be pretty. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter HOW you did it, it’s THAT you did it. Give me Young over about 1/2 the QBs in the NFL.

  28. dino2997 says: Nov 26, 2011 3:26 PM

    I disagree there are 32 better QB’s then Vince Young. This isn’t a rookie we’re talking about with a high ceiling. Last week he threw for 3 INTs which on any given week will usually lead to a loss.

  29. rarson says: Nov 26, 2011 4:00 PM

    Philly’s defense kept Young in the last game, despite his 3 interceptions. If they keep it up, then Young should do okay (I definitely think he needs more play time with the team before we say he’s better or worse than Vick, but Vick has already lost enough games so you might as well go with the guy that can stay healthy). If the defense softens, then Young probably won’t impress anyone.

  30. trollaikman8 says: Nov 26, 2011 4:19 PM

    I disagree. There are at least 40 QB’s better than VY.

  31. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 26, 2011 4:48 PM

    They say quarterbacks need to have a short memory. The media’s memory is always shorter. 44 TD / 46 INT career. Lost his job to a 37 year old Kerry Collins. And the team that drafted him 3rd overall decided they’d rather have no one at quarterback than bring him back for another year.

    You guys enjoy your debate. I’ve already seen this movie.

  32. philyeagles5 says: Nov 26, 2011 5:11 PM

    trollaikman8 says:
    Nov 26, 2011 4:19 PM
    I disagree. There are at least 40 QB’s better than VY.
    ================================
    name 31.

  33. tombrookshire says: Nov 26, 2011 5:11 PM

    Young’s an enigma. He has more int’s than TDs, he plays like a moax for three quarters then takes nine minutes off the clock with pinpoint passing, good decision making, checking off, and staying cool in the pocket for the win. I liked what I saw, but Vince would once again be the guy that exasperated Fisher once he was comfortable that he was the man. Vince is hungry right now. Just how Reid likes it. When Vick was hungry, he played lights out. But with $100 mil. tucked under the mattress, he is a too- short, injury prone turnover machine with happy feet. Young is hungry to prove that he is starter material and get the pay day that goes with it. He wants to prove Fisher wrong, and that in the right system, he can get wins without being a headache. Don’t see that happening. Vince is what he is.

  34. bluefan204 says: Nov 26, 2011 5:28 PM

    Go Pats! Finish them for good!!

    F The Eagles

  35. laeaglefan says: Nov 26, 2011 5:49 PM

    I’d say that its safer to bet on the latter. VY was horrible in the 1st half and lucky to pull out that win against the Giants. He won’t get that lucky twice in a row.

  36. dickshotdogs says: Nov 26, 2011 5:58 PM

    He’s got an IQ hovering around 80. That’s all you need to know.

  37. greymares says: Nov 26, 2011 6:16 PM

    bluefan204 says go pats finish them for good ———–because my candy a$$ Giants couldn’t do it. but dont worry what the giants lack in balls they make up in lack of athleticism. lol. 3rd in the division and falling.

  38. trapshoot says: Nov 26, 2011 8:15 PM

    Couldn’t win before. What make this time different?

  39. pesh00 says: Nov 26, 2011 8:45 PM

    Romo also had a lung and missed 1 quarter…..this is his second missed game?!?

  40. pesh00 says: Nov 26, 2011 8:46 PM

    That was punctured lung…

  41. fadams32 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:19 PM

    other than kenny britt and nate washington, which young only had about 10 starts with those name one wr he played with that is still in the nfl…his first year he had roydell williams and brandon jones at wr………..and his rb was lendale white who had a tore mcl all year…and he had almost got the titans in the playoffs after 0-3 start…and the d wasnt good that year either so dont use that as a bs excuse

  42. fadams32 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:23 PM

    actually im wrong he had travis henry his rookie year. it was his second year when he led the team to the playoffs when the only rb he had was white on a bumb knee

  43. titansfan615 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:48 PM

    Kenny Britt wasn’t developed yet either so he really had Washington and Gage to throw to. Say what you want about Vince, I would take him back on the Titans in a heart beat. First off, the run threat kept CJ running. If you put 8 in the box with VY as QB, a backside backer had to hesitate or stay at home with the threat of Vince bootlegging. It opened things up. I have never witnessed, although I haven’t really watched Vick a lot over his career, make that game winning drive. I watched VY do it numerous times. Too many times I can’t give you an exact number and so far he is 1 for 1 this season with game winning drives. He was a head case cause Bud wanted him to play and Jeff didn’t. When you start as a rookie and take an 0-3 team to 8-8 and make the pro bowl and in your second year you go 10-6 and Vince was the only weapon we had on that team, and make the playoffs. Then booed off the field and benched just to save the season after from 0-6 to 8-8. The guy wins football games. It wasn’t our d we were ranked 30th our 0-6 year and 30th his rookie year. He throws picks, but throws the TD to win, or throw the big completion downfield to give your kicker a chance to win it. Throw 12 picks a game for all I care, just make sure you make those plays to win the game and Vince has done that. If he cuts down on the picks, he could be considered a great player.

  44. richm2256 says: Nov 27, 2011 1:28 PM

    Remind me again what Vince Young has ever won?

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