Lions wide receiver Titus Young popped back up on Tuesday with a series of tweets that featured a threat to quit playing football if he didn’t get the ball more often.
The Lions haven’t said whether there is still a place on the team for a player who was told to not bother coming into work anymore this season, but coach Jim Schwartz did address Young’s tweets on Wednesday. As you’d imagine, Schwartz wasn’t a big supporter of Young’s method of earning a bigger role in the offense.
“Every offensive player wants the football and there’s good ways to go about trying to get that done. This is a pretty good example of a not so good idea,” Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Guys are responsible for what they post, what they say. You wear your uniform 24 hours a day now, everybody’s aware of that. We obviously still got some ground to cover there.”
The most surprising thing about the response is that Schwartz is still talking about Young as if there’s a future in Detroit lends credence to the idea that Young might actually have a future with the Lions. The former second-round pick has done just about everything possible to pave his way out of town, but, for now, the Lions still aren’t ready to say goodbye for good.