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Titus Young threatens to quit football if he doesn’t get the football

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The Lions may have been better off with the second-round pick they used on receiver Titus Young by simply saying, “Pass.”

Young, who was exiled from the team via an injured reserve designation after lining up “multiple times” in the wrong place during a Week 11 loss to Green Bay, now says via Twitter that, if he doesn’t get the ball thrown his way more often, he no longer wants to play.

Young summed up his position with an oxymoronic tweet, via Anwar Richardson of  “Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore.”

He also clumsily disputes the notion that he ignored his assignment on a given play.  “Never have I ran the wrong route, just put my self where the ball was going,” Young said.

After the season ended, the Lions seemed to be on the fence about Young.  His latest tweets may be the thing that knocks the team to the “cut your losses” side.

When giving up on a talented young player, teams worry that cutting him will provide the wake-up call needed to get him to straighten up and fulfill his potential.  Possibly with a division rival.  At some point, though, the Lions need to realize that Young will simply never get it, and move on.

Maybe they can say, “All he does is catch touchdowns.”

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72 Responses to “Titus Young threatens to quit football if he doesn’t get the football”
  1. Stupid Lions Fan says: Jan 22, 2013 2:41 PM

    Nice draft pick Mayhew, smh

  2. nineroutsider says: Jan 22, 2013 2:41 PM

    The Lions need to show their players what it is and release this guy straight up. It is worth burning that pick to show the locker room that those types of antics have no business here. That’s garbage…hope they burn him like the 9ers burnt Jacobs, if possible.

  3. brainboner1 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:42 PM


  4. prosportswashington says: Jan 22, 2013 2:42 PM

    Cya later then

  5. malachiofcourse says: Jan 22, 2013 2:42 PM

    who wouldn’t want him as teammate??? lolol

  6. prosportswashington says: Jan 22, 2013 2:43 PM

    Pay me the NFL minimum wage and i’ll line up anywhere you want me to. He needs to learn to appreciate how fortunate he is

  7. gochargersgo says: Jan 22, 2013 2:43 PM

    Then someone should put the ball in front of a moving train

  8. lsuzilla says: Jan 22, 2013 2:45 PM

    What a schmuck

  9. tjacks7 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:45 PM

    Geez this guy just doesn’t get it. You’re playing like 8th fiddle on that offense. I would throw to Calvin Johnson in quadruple coverage before I threw it to you.

    Good riddance.

  10. fuglyflorio says: Jan 22, 2013 2:46 PM

    Legendary draft bust.

  11. devildog911 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:46 PM

    So what if he’s not getting the ball? If I’m getting paid what he’s getting paid, I’ll keep my mouth shut and just play.

  12. vvarpig77 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    Sounds like something my five year old would say…

  13. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    Is Titus Young one of Calvin Johnson other names? No? Then you a meaningless Lion’s WR.

  14. turrrds says: Jan 22, 2013 2:48 PM

    Please do. You were not and will not be missed.

  15. fumblenuts says: Jan 22, 2013 2:48 PM

    Send him to the Seahawks and let Wilson throw to him……………

  16. bucrightoff says: Jan 22, 2013 2:48 PM

    Hey Titus I hear McDonald’s is hiring

  17. steelerben says: Jan 22, 2013 2:48 PM

    Maybe someone should give this kid a dictionary. Preferably by smacking him upside the head with it.

  18. toddbronson1 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:48 PM

    How dare you refer to this upstanding young man as Titus Young. His name is Titus Young Sr., thank you very much.

  19. deeppurple13 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    Well, another exhibit that although helpful, it doesn’t always take much brainpower to play football.

    I hope they just cut him, and no one picks him up but the Alouettes, say Oui loser and bring your snow pants.

  20. woodrree7 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    what a flippin baby! Go ahead, quit! its not like you were any good anyway. with Calvin Johnson on the other side drawing all the double and triple team, you would think you could get open once in a while, but NOPE! You’re just taking up a roster spot for someone who’ll work for it.

    So, freakin quit you over paid baby!

  21. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jan 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    Only one word is needed to describe this guy: IDIOT!

  22. vikingsvoice says: Jan 22, 2013 2:50 PM

    Not sure how the kid can look Calvin Johnson Jr., the consummate pro, in the eyes ever again and expect to be taken seriously.

  23. Bar None says: Jan 22, 2013 2:51 PM

    Hey Lions, give Coach Petersen of BSU a few dollars to come have a one-on-one with Young. It worked in Boise.

  24. vicnocal says: Jan 22, 2013 2:52 PM

    Titus Young Jr (whoever that is) must be embarassed by Sr.

  25. t8ertot says: Jan 22, 2013 2:53 PM

    Bengals will take him

  26. blowpackblow says: Jan 22, 2013 2:54 PM

    He is as sharp as a bowling ball. Cut him already.

  27. coolzog says: Jan 22, 2013 2:54 PM

    It’s ok Titus, you may not have a choice.

  28. richcranium2112 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:55 PM

    bu-bye! Immature loser.

  29. sneaky3413 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:58 PM


  30. buddysguys says: Jan 22, 2013 2:58 PM

    this dude is a chump….anyone canbe good opposite Mega tron look at Broyles prior to the ACL. Guys like this are a dime a dozen.

  31. bobhk says: Jan 22, 2013 2:58 PM

    Buh bye….

  32. sourdough says: Jan 22, 2013 2:59 PM

    Don’t let the door hit you in the arse on,the way out Titus. What a clown.

  33. vcstriker16 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:59 PM

    It’s weird that they wouldn’t throw him the ball because they certainly don’t have an All-Pro playing the same position.

  34. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 22, 2013 3:00 PM

    The mindset of Titus Young is ideally situated to give him a life of poverty, bitterness and regret. And most remarkable of all, is he will angrily place all the blame in the directions it doesn’t belong.

  35. zenrooster says: Jan 22, 2013 3:00 PM

    I cannot even call him a diva because diva WRs are pretty good. All drama, no game!

  36. lightcleric says: Jan 22, 2013 3:00 PM

    I don’t think a kid like this will ever “get it”. People always thought T.O. and the other egomaniac wideouts would figure out but the only one who has is Randy Moss and it took him almost 15 years.

    Of course, some coach will think “I can fix him”…

  37. steelybills says: Jan 22, 2013 3:01 PM

    Let him go! Let him learn for himself just how insignificant he is.

  38. essentialsausage says: Jan 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    Cut him!

  39. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 22, 2013 3:06 PM

    vicnocal says:
    Jan 22, 2013 2:52 PM
    Titus Young Jr (whoever that is) must be embarassed by Sr.

    Are you serious? Logic says that’s his son.

  40. rajbais says: Jan 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    By all means, quit.

    They’re at the Senior Bowl for a reason.

  41. silvestregonzalez74 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:10 PM

    Your poor attitude overshadows your talent!!!

  42. hehateme2 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:10 PM

    He sounds like a natural jet pick-up. He should have fun with sanchez….. yuk yuk.

  43. alewatcher says: Jan 22, 2013 3:11 PM

    Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore.”


    That pretty much defines selfish, doesn’t it?

    I don’t think he’s going to be missed.

  44. turbo2728 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:12 PM

    Cut him loose. After his antics no one would touch him.

    Wonder how the guys in the locker room will deal with this.

  45. samg33 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:17 PM

    This clown < megatron

    I promise you nobody will care or notice!!

  46. finfanrb23 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:18 PM

    I’d really love to see how far that attitude gets him in the real world….

  47. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    Lots of crickets churping after that guy said that I bet!!

  48. visible4 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:27 PM

    “Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore”

    Isn’t that the definition of selfish?

  49. mike913 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    the jets will sign him. his big mouth will fit right in with rex

  50. peopletrains says: Jan 22, 2013 3:30 PM

    Please Detroit, call this knucklehead’s bluff. Please.

  51. blackbug99 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:30 PM

    I’m just hoping he wasn’t an English major!!

  52. gt40bear says: Jan 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    Buh-bye slug.

  53. jamal1971 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:43 PM

    Titus Young: The Perfect Raider.

  54. bennyb82 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:48 PM

    Well if he is gone. I sure will not miss his flutter hand to the sky after EVERY single catch. The craziest thing about this is that he just finished his second year and has the leagues best receiver next to him. He still got the ball thrown his way too…

  55. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:49 PM

    Let me guess…he issues an apology later today or tomorrow saying his emotions got the best of him and he has the upmost respect for the Lions and will play anything they want him to. He just wants to be team player and help the “team” win. That seems to be the excuse these days…tweeting before thinking (or before consulting with their PR/agent).

  56. moosedaddy357 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:54 PM

    Disregard Calvin, I wouldn’t even throw to this guy if he was opposite Andre Johnson, Steve Johnson, or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. You could get the skeletal remains of Lyndon B. Johnson out there and I’d throw it to him over this guy.

  57. bradybbgoat says: Jan 22, 2013 3:59 PM

    In the CFL Titus can get the ball as much as he wants.

  58. dlions18 says: Jan 22, 2013 4:07 PM

    He clearly has learned nothing from being put on “injured reserve”. What does he think is going to happen? Schwartz is going to call him up and say “Titus I saw your tweet. Please come back, you’re going to be the No. 1 receiver.” Guess again Titus.

  59. sokguymi says: Jan 22, 2013 4:26 PM

    Can any adult human be this stupid? I can’t believe that “HE” really said this. Unless, he just wants out of Detroit and will do anything to achieve his goals. Even then, there are better ways to getting moved to a new team. UNCONSCIONABLE

    What locker room would want him now?

  60. cshearing says: Jan 22, 2013 4:54 PM

    This is one of those rarest of circumstances, where 99% of PFT agrees. All it took was for this idiot to open his mouth.

  61. leafeaterx says: Jan 22, 2013 5:21 PM

    Geez, you gotta be impressed by his stupidity and the ease of delivery that social media provides it…

  62. granadafan says: Jan 22, 2013 5:30 PM


  63. larryboodry says: Jan 22, 2013 5:40 PM

    Here’s hoping the door does hit him on the way out…

  64. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    blackandbluedivision says:
    Jan 22, 2013 3:06 PM
    vicnocal says:
    Jan 22, 2013 2:52 PM
    Titus Young Jr (whoever that is) must be embarrassed by Sr.

    Are you serious? Logic says that’s his son.

    What’s with the thumbs down? Did I miss something?

    A quick search of “Titus Young” and “son” gave me this:

    Titus Demetrius Young Jr., who was born Saturday, August 11, 2012 and weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches.

  65. Land Snark says: Jan 22, 2013 7:00 PM

    Quite the stretch to compare Young to Cris Carter. There’s really not much in comparison.

    Carter had personal problems that included addiction.

    Young is only addicted to his reflection and is barely worthy to hold Carter’s jock.

  66. monkeyboymotors says: Jan 22, 2013 7:10 PM

    Now Calvin can give Titus a JOB at one of his McDonald’s

  67. monkeyboymotors says: Jan 22, 2013 7:15 PM

    Titus can now get a job at McDonald’s

  68. raoool says: Jan 22, 2013 7:20 PM

    wow. what a marooon

  69. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 22, 2013 7:32 PM

    Wow this might be an all-time record for negative kudos points that a player has received, that being said I understand the sentiment of not liking Titus Young and wanting badly to “call his bluff”, but that still does not do Detroit any good towards salvaging value out of the situation. Not many players have a perfect personality or no baggage, the Lions have a problem situation here that needs a bit more of an objective response than just tossing him out with the trash.

    I don’t agree with Titus’ choice of how to deal with this situation, but I do understand his pain. And understanding where a player is coming from is half the battle. All players have some sort of flaw or problem to deal with on a personal level, and the Lions would best be served by figuring out an appropriate way to solve this one and if they aren’t prepared to handle the situation then they should have thought about that before drafting the kid. There is more than one way to skin a lion, and exile is not Detroit’s best option here.

  70. bradford08 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:25 PM

    Of course, the irony is, the Lions could have drafted Randall Cobb instead of Young.

    The Packers took Cobb after the Lions had wasted a second round pick ( 2nd year in a row / J. Best) on Young.

    Mayhew just throwing those 2nd rounders away!

  71. staffordsyear says: Jan 22, 2013 8:32 PM

    Too bad..what a waste of talent.

  72. fdugrad says: Jan 22, 2013 9:03 PM

    Well, if he leaves football, he can certainly become an editor with his grasp of the English language.

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