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Vince Young hopes Texas Pro Day gets him another NFL chance

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Vince Young, the former Pro Bowl quarterback who sat out 2012 after getting cut at the end of the Bills’ training camp, is hoping he caught the eye of NFL teams today.

Young worked out at the Pro Day at his alma mater, Texas, and afterward Young’s agent Jerry Marlatt told the Associated Press that Young did what he had to do as part of a first step toward getting another chance in the NFL.

He’s showing teams he’s been working out, throwing and getting ready,” Marlatt said.

Texas coach Mack Brown encouraged Young to participate in the Pro Day, which is usually for players who just completed their college careers, not for players who were drafted seven years ago.

“Go work out, show them you’re in great shape, that you’re not laying around pouting . . . that you want another chance,” Brown said he told Young. “I hope he gets a chance to lead a team again.”

That chance hasn’t come yet, but Young is going to continue putting out the word that he’s ready if some team is interested.

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  1. hyzers says: Mar 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    lol

  2. prmpft says: Mar 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    hey v.y. – GO AWAY!

  3. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 26, 2013 6:58 PM

    oakland pleaseeeeee no, please! no. no, no !!!!

  4. logica1voicesays says: Mar 26, 2013 6:58 PM

    Could be the future in DC with RG3’s bum knee and all.

  5. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 26, 2013 6:59 PM

    Is he going to take the wonderlic again?
    Better not, Vince. Quit while you’re … ahead?!?

  6. skoobyfl says: Mar 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    Afterwards, every attending reporter gets to join him for a $200,000 birthday “bash”.

  7. chief67 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:01 PM

    Can anyone just show up for a tryout at these pro days ?

  8. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    How do you say…. v…e….r….b….i….a…g…e?

  9. thetooloftools says: Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    I hope he sobers up.
    REALLY
    What he is going through is sad.

  10. danby21 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    Was gonna call him a “has been” but I think a “never was” is more appropriate.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    For crying out loud, what’s the guy gonna do for a living when the NFL takes a pass on him? Again.
    I can’t see him in Canada. AFL?

    He should have hung on to some money. That stuff comes in handy now and then.

  12. coltzfan166 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    Character issues aside, he’s 31-19 as a starter.

  13. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    Should be a rapper…heavy V

  14. rg3andthensome says: Mar 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    Texas Pro Day?! From 9 years ago?

    Leave college dude…Most people who do that are called “Doctors” Vince.

  15. hrmlss says: Mar 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    So, could him and Jamarcus team up and join the Packers? I hear they are looking to buy a few tackling dummies.

  16. db3300 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    This is just sad. Okay, I’m not really sad so let’s just call it pathetic.

  17. randallflagg52 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    This guy was a two time pro bowler.

    I’m not saying this in his defense. I just wanted to point out what a sham the pro bowl is.

  18. rr2000k says: Mar 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    And I hope to bag Faith Hill. Good luck VY.

  19. jh500 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    31-19. Better record than QBs like Palmer, Sanchez, and Alex Smith. VY is a winner.

  20. ajgreenshands says: Mar 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    @randalflagg- that’s hilarious!

  21. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    logica1voicesays says:
    Mar 26, 2013 6:58 PM
    Could be the future in DC with RG3′s bum knee and all.

    *********************

    One could only hope…

    Signed,

    The rest of the NFC East

  22. andyo102 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Really hope he gets on track. He was fun to watch during his first couple years with the Titans

  23. mj1818 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    I would safely say your career path is heading in the wrong direction when you’re attending a pro day 7 years later for players that are trying to get noticed.

    I’m sure he celebrated at the Cheesecake Factory after.

  24. mwilkins0 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    Breaking news!!! vince young still sucks!!!!! Welcome to Oakland, land of once decent talent and where everyone goes to be forgotten!

  25. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    @randallflagg52…
    Brilliant.
    I agree…

  26. nite2al says: Mar 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    Amazing how a guy with that kind of winning NFL record can’t get a backup job, then again Tyler Palko is out of the league as well.

  27. cmonelisha says: Mar 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    he must have a birthday coming up soon

  28. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    coltzfan:
    You bring up an interesting stat. Young is THE perfect example of why win/loss records should not be attached to quarterbacks.
    In 2008, the same Titans compiled a 13-3 record with Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback. Football is the Ultimate Team Sport, evident by BOTH Young and Collins.

  29. justintuckrule says: Mar 26, 2013 7:28 PM

    Cards or Jets should have signed him yesterday. They have absolutely nothing to lose.

  30. indychiefsfan says: Mar 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    He must really want to play ball again and misses the game (broke). I wonder if the University offered him a path on to another degree so he has a chance at making money doing something besides throwing a football. It is sad to think about how much money these schools have made off of these young men and how little they end up preparing them for the real world.

  31. lasher1650 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    Vince Young, the former Pro Bowl quarterback who sat out 2012 after getting cut at the end of the Bills’ training camp, is hoping he caught the eye of NFL teams today.
    ______________________________________________
    I thought only Xpac got cut at the end

  32. bolts0621 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    Who in the NFL would ever trust this guy to be a back up…to work hard…contribute in the QB room…..be smart…and…to be ready on a moments notice to play.

    Answer: No one…..in a million years.

  33. deucez2 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:31 PM

    Posts like most above just go to show that if you try to step up, there are always those waiting to drag you down. Give him credit for eating a huge slice of humble pie and putting himself out there. He’s good enough to back up on half the teams in the league.

  34. samapoc says: Mar 26, 2013 7:33 PM

    I can’t decide if I should cheer for him because he’s trying to come back, or if I should cheer against him so someone else can get a chance.

  35. strokeytheclown says: Mar 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    What a loser! Trying to steal some attention from some college players who may actually have some real potential. Stinks of desperation and ego.

  36. leggett17 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    Can’t fix I.Q….or lack thereof.

  37. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:41 PM

    In a related story, Jamarcus Russell ate 20 pies and went over the 300 pound mark again

  38. billyjaguar says: Mar 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    FACT: Gabbert > V. Young

    FACT: Hot Garbage > Gabbert

    FACT: Billy Jaguar is sad

  39. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Breaking news!!! vince young still sucks!!!!! Welcome to Oakland, land of once decent talent and where everyone goes to be forgotten!

    I think you mean where every players career goes to die.

  40. clu1perceiver says: Mar 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    I don’t know which is worse, Vince Young going through life not understanding why no one will give him another chance or the fact that nobody seems able to tell him the nasty truth…he is not smart enough to play NFL QB.

  41. 49erstim says: Mar 26, 2013 8:03 PM

    VY could start in NY for the Jets, AZ or Cleveland. That is the most appalling stat I could think of! He could start on 3/32 teams!

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:04 PM

    Would you take Vince Young over the noodle armed Christian Ponder?

  43. nuttsdagod6 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    Hey least hes not goin all muarice clarrett and tryin to stay positive the jets should sign him

  44. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 26, 2013 8:08 PM

    This is what you have become. A $300,000 self thrown bday party organizer who dances shirtless in a crowd of sweaty men working out with college graduates.

  45. rabbi187 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:15 PM

    Still better than Gabbert, Ponder, and anybody on the Arizona. ROY and 2 Pro Bowls you’d think someone would at least give him a shot, especially in this new running QB era.

  46. dragonfly99 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:20 PM

    Pitiful. I thought college pro days were intended for college atheletes to show their talents to NFL scouts? Has anyone ever heard of a seven year NFL veteran attending a college pro day?

  47. cowboys13for6 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:32 PM

    bobzilla1001 says:Mar 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    coltzfan:
    You bring up an interesting stat. Young is THE perfect example of why win/loss records should not be attached to quarterbacks.
    In 2008, the same Titans compiled a 13-3 record with Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback. Football is the Ultimate Team Sport, evident by BOTH Young and Collins.
    _____________________________

    ^ I am not a Vince Young fan but he did win a national championship single handed against USC

  48. Oil Derrick Brooks says: Mar 26, 2013 8:34 PM

    Mack just thinks this might stop Vince from harassing him for a loan.

  49. evansvc says: Mar 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    Take a serious look at quarterback Vince Young. He’s 6′-5″,.. healthy,.. mobile,.. has a strong arm,.. has playoff experience,.. a proven winner in the NFL (31-19) and plays at a high level…. You can’t go wrong by bringing this guy in for a TRYOUT….
    Vince Young would be “salary cap” friendly…

  50. purplepillager says: Mar 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    Wow! People want to give VY another chance. Keep in mind that he lost a backup role in Buffalo to Tarvaris Jackson! If you lose to Tarvaris Jackson you do not belong in the NFL period!

  51. rodster213 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:43 PM

    Bring him in Reggie, trade bum azz Palmer!!
    $$

  52. lowtalker says: Mar 26, 2013 8:44 PM

    what is he going to do to catch the eye onNFL teams . . .count to 10, or say the alphabet

  53. thejuddstir says: Mar 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    A plus for Vince is that at a Pro Day workout they don’t require you to take the Wunderlich.

  54. jh500 says: Mar 26, 2013 8:47 PM

    clu1perceiver says:
    Mar 26, 2013 8:00 PM
    I don’t know which is worse, Vince Young going through life not understanding why no one will give him another chance or the fact that nobody seems able to tell him the nasty truth…he is not smart enough to play NFL QB.
    ______________________________

    Fitzpatrick would be a SB champ if intelligence was a requirement to play football. Instead, he has a losing record as a QB and completely sucks.

    It’s football, not rocket science.

  55. thejuddstir says: Mar 26, 2013 8:49 PM

    evansvc says:Mar 26, 2013 8:37 PM

    Take a serious look at quarterback Vince Young. He’s 6′-5″,.. healthy,.. mobile,.. has a strong arm,.. has playoff experience,.. a proven winner in the NFL (31-19) and plays at a high level…. You can’t go wrong by bringing this guy in for a TRYOUT….
    Vince Young would be “salary cap” friendly…
    =============================
    Vince just isn’t “cerebally friendly”.

  56. demolition510 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:00 PM

    His problem wasn’t physical, rather the mental aspect. Unfortunately, his pro career may be over. I wish him luck. He did have one of the best individual performances in the BCS though

  57. footballfather says: Mar 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    Dear Author (Michael David Smith): Thanks for providing absolutely no details whatsoever. People want to know how he did at his pro day….try again.

  58. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:14 PM

    cowboys13for6:
    Tim Tebow was also a pretty successful college quarterback.
    And your point is?

  59. 11inthebox says: Mar 26, 2013 9:26 PM

    Wow. So much hatred for Vince Young here.

    It’s not like he killed dogs or took steroids. I mean, those are the absolute worst things a human being can do, right?

  60. vmannj says: Mar 26, 2013 9:28 PM

    VY won a National Championship running the read-option several years before QBs like Cam and RG3 had NFL success. This says nothing about his ability to throw the football at the NFL level, or to lead an NFL team, but from a pure athletic standpoint MAYBE Vince was just a few years early. Or, maybe not.

  61. whatjusthapped says: Mar 26, 2013 10:26 PM

    another chance to throw punches at strip clubs?

    run out of team meetings and set off the suicide alarms?

    or shoot off your mouth pronouncing dream teams.

    Ya, Vince deserves another chance.

  62. rajbais says: Mar 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Sorry VY! You’re accurate at workouts, but if you haven’t been in games you’re done!

  63. abreathofsanity says: Mar 26, 2013 11:14 PM

    Wouldn’t mine if Tampa gave him a 1 yr contract, put a little pressure on Freeman. I think young could play well with Tampas great offense

  64. paychrisjohnson28 says: Mar 26, 2013 11:20 PM

    BY is no longer in the NFL because of his behavior and he has difficulty following a standard NFL playbook. Remember the Jeff Fisher incidents of mutiny against his coach? Then his dream team comments and his off camera in locker room attitude. Vince Young was and still is treated like a GOD at University of Texas, but in the NFL he is just another prospective player in a crowd of talented athletes…someone will have injuries to their QB’s and eventually sign Vince…but he blew his chance when he went off on respected NFL coach Jeff Fisher…Vince Young has come down to earth now to be humbled in the NFL after his dream college career at Texas…

  65. golewgo2 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:46 AM

    Ah the obligatory Jeff Fisher appearance in the Vince Young argument….perish the thought that the onus of VY progression fall on the perpetually mediocre coach Fisher?

  66. MichaelWrites says: Mar 27, 2013 7:37 AM

    Will he take the Wonderlic again?

  67. melikefootball says: Mar 27, 2013 7:58 AM

    Typical Young, go a college pro day and try the look at me card ,not these college guys. If he is so good do one by yourself and show you are not the T.O second coming.

  68. rc33 says: Mar 27, 2013 10:10 AM

    Vince’s immaturity and confrontations w/ Jeff Fisher are what’s killing his chances, IMO.
    You just can’t scream at your coach in front of teammates, much less tell him you didn’t quit on the players, only the Head Coach.
    Can’t throw your shoulder pads into the stands in disgust, then later have coaches and loved ones out looking for you for fear of a potential suicide attempt. Not to mention his absurd spending habits and the “last to arrive, first to leave” practice reputation he’d developed.
    Not exactly the type of behavior you want your multimillion dollar investment/supposed team leader to display.
    I think he can play but I also believe Vince’s imposter stands a better shot at getting a tryout.

  69. wikipediasaidso says: Mar 27, 2013 10:30 AM

    golewgo2 | Mar 27, 2013, 12:46 AM CDT
    Ah the obligatory Jeff Fisher appearance in the Vince Young argument….perish the thought that the onus of VY progression fall on the perpetually mediocre coach Fisher?
    =============

    Um, sure. Fisher gave him a strong enough recommendation (and with all the childish crap Young pulled in TN that was a favor) to get QB whisperer Andy Reid to take him under his wing for a year, but they didn’t even try to bring him back. And then look at the lengths the Bills went to find someone else (an even more maligned former starter) to be their backup on the eve of the regular season, despite Young having the entire offseason to learn the system and make his case.

    People who blame Fisher for Young’s problems make me laugh. It wasn’t about Fisher. It was all about Young’s lack of professionalism. Young never thought he HAD to develop because he acted like he’d already arrived. “Ain’t nobody can tell me nothin’.”

  70. sallust99 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    VY – the first QB to ever have “2” “pro days!”

    And the horns wonder why the Sooners hang half a hundred on them multiple times a decade or so – 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012.

  71. evansvc says: Mar 29, 2013 8:56 AM

    Viince Young – A team would be wise if they picked this guy up… Low cost-High reward… Bring him in, make him feel at home and he will win ball gamews for you… And maybe, just maybe, Lead your team the playoffs or HIGHER!!!!!!!

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