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Vince Young: I’m more mature now


It’s been almost a year since we last saw Vince Young on the field and it’s been a bit longer than that since it felt like Young had a bright future in the NFL.

Getting a chance to compete for a backup job with the Packers doesn’t quite qualify as a bright future, but it is a future and that’s something that also looked like it had eluded Young when he failed to earn a roster spot with the Bills last year. Young said Tuesday that he was happy for the opportunity that Green Bay is giving him and that he feels equipped to make the most of it after spending the last year growing up as a person.

“Maturing,” Young said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That’s the biggest thing. Back in the day, I was a young Vince. Now, I’m more mature and definitely learned from things that happened in the past. I’m married now, a grown man, 30 years old. I’m kind of like the old head in this locker room.”

Maturity alone won’t be enough for Young to grab a spot on the Packers. He’ll have to pick up the offense quickly and show the team that he can help them should they ever find themselves with a need to call his number. There’s also the competition provided by Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman, but the fact that the team signed Young indicates that neither of those guys has convinced the Packers that they’re the right man for the job. That leaves the door open for Young to make this more than a last gasp at continuing his NFL career.

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47 Responses to “Vince Young: I’m more mature now”
  1. steelerben says: Aug 6, 2013 4:13 PM

    Does this officially mean that the Packers are the type of squad you might picture in a nocturnal imagining?

  2. titansup55 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:14 PM

    glad you got another chance VY…..make the most of it.

  3. melikefootball says: Aug 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    Are we all shaking our head now.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    aka “im broke and need to work”

  5. fdugrad says: Aug 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    Yeah, but are you any more intelligent? Inability to read sophisticated defensive formations is STILL a requirement, as is studying and KNOWING your team’s playbook!

  6. jmh10b says: Aug 6, 2013 4:19 PM

    *Goes to McDonalds and gets 10 Big Macs*

  7. kane337 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:20 PM

    Yea right, and I’m the Pope.

  8. 619sdfan4life says: Aug 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    That’s great man your still a 4th string QB they brought in to run the the read option.

  9. tipstopten says: Aug 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    Vince, what have you been smoking? Have you
    repaid the$ 300,000 loan for your birthday party?

    Let us hope the Packers are not smoking from the
    same pack.

  10. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    Playing backup for Rodgers should be good for Vince. When he’s done in Green Bay, he can then go down to that minor league team in MN, and replace that noodle armed Ponder chick.

  11. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    Maturity and humility. Many of his former biggest fans like me (2004 – 2010) will have to see it to believe it. You see, we’ve heard this speech before–in the fall of 2009 to be specific. However, if he really does take a “no more excuses” approach to his life and work, I’ll happily get back in his corner.

  12. cornbreadbbqred says: Aug 6, 2013 4:30 PM

    Maturity? In athlete age, particularly at a position where lineman come of blocks at you at 30 miles and hour weighing over 3oolbs at every snap, Vince is just plain old. He p—ed his prime career years away partying, and… oh well! Maturity, heck; just plain old.

  13. itscompton says: Aug 6, 2013 4:32 PM

    Bragging openly about how mature you are is a sure sign that you are not.

  14. cornbreadbbqred says: Aug 6, 2013 4:32 PM

    Maturity? How about just plain old!

  15. EJ says: Aug 6, 2013 4:33 PM

    I hope he means what he says. Sometimes Young says what he thinks the media wants him to say.

  16. 1historian says: Aug 6, 2013 4:37 PM

    Good luck kid – this is your last chance. Make the most of it.

  17. prmpft says: Aug 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    that is bovine scatology!

  18. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    He may be more mature….but he still sucks

  19. fdugrad says: Aug 6, 2013 4:40 PM

    OOPS, I mean “ABILITY.”

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    Given his needs at his age, he’s definitely on the right team for a PED hook-up.

  21. rc33 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:44 PM

    “more mature now” means a paltry $150,000 spent on his next birthday party.
    In a related item, aside from VY and 15 year-old girls, does anyone know anyone who throws birthday parties for themselves?

  22. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    I cannot wait for some “Dream Team”-type quote from Vince.

  23. jimmysee says: Aug 6, 2013 4:48 PM

    No one’s going to hand him anything.

    He’ll have to earn it.

    But that’s football.

    Welcome, Vince, to Green Bay. Work hard and make the most of your opportunity.

    If you do that, Packers fans will be rooting for you.

  24. purpleguy says: Aug 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    This signing seems okay, except for the late timing. It will be difficult for him to pick up the Pack offense, and he’s no genius to begin with.

  25. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 6, 2013 4:57 PM

    fi1thymcnasty1 says:Aug 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    I cannot wait for some “Dream Team”-type quote from Vince.

    He did make that quote. He said, “I feel like I’m on the next dream team. Look at the talent we have here. There’s me, A-Rodg, Claymaker, ummm…well, did I mention me?”

  26. sdffa11 says: Aug 6, 2013 5:00 PM

    i guess the packers are the new “dream team”

  27. countyk66ers says: Aug 6, 2013 5:01 PM


  28. noeffinway says: Aug 6, 2013 5:18 PM

    SO now does the nonsense of GB being a QB factory stop???? LMAO…..They are NOT any better at grooming QB’s than the Jets.

  29. 1rockyracoon says: Aug 6, 2013 5:20 PM

    He had a tremendous fall from the top. It would be nice to see him carve out a career.

  30. natijim235 says: Aug 6, 2013 5:22 PM

    how childress

  31. GenXJay says: Aug 6, 2013 5:25 PM

    this new acquisition to gb’s roster speaks volumes on ShAaron’s injury-ratio heightening due to recent insufficiency of the o-line.

  32. noring4youstill says: Aug 6, 2013 5:36 PM

    More mature? Only spends 1,000 at Cheesecake Factory.

  33. gbmickey says: Aug 6, 2013 5:37 PM

    No genx this new acquisition really speaks volumes or your dismal qb situation in that we have a 4th string qb with virtually the same qb rating, completion %, and stat of having as many to’s and td’s as your starter. How sad is that for a Viking fan?

  34. gotitan says: Aug 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    ….Back in the day, I was a young Vince.

    Speaking of yourself in the third person isn’t showing any maturity.

  35. tikisays says: Aug 6, 2013 5:44 PM

    We’ll find out how mature he really is,if he uses the money he makes@re-pays his creditors back@doesn’t blow his earnings on fake stock. I hope it isn’t in his contract he has to buy 20shares!!!

  36. BringBackTheFlex says: Aug 6, 2013 6:08 PM

    Anyone else thinks it’s interesting that Vince Young’s BCS Championship game generated more overhyped players than usual?

    Reggie Bush,
    Vince Young,
    Matt Leinhart

    All were the best in NCAA at some point and none have done anything remotely special in the NFL.

  37. GenXJay says: Aug 6, 2013 6:23 PM

    lol, gbmickey.
    50/50 is ponders ratio over stinky cheese last season. It’ll improve.
    Now, back to gb’s sharp decline.
    this desperate signing reeks of fear.

  38. 28for20 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:56 PM

    With that Oline He will probably be in the SF game with less 5 minutes off the clock! God rest your soul Vince!

  39. chachanola says: Aug 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    and Broke

  40. ninthwardfriend says: Aug 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    Grown man at 30? Man most real men are men at age 17. Your last name is a reflection of who you are.

  41. pinion8ted says: Aug 6, 2013 8:53 PM

    So can we order that Hall of Fame jacket for him after all???

  42. hatesycophants says: Aug 6, 2013 9:39 PM

    Reggie Bush has a SuperBowl ring. The Saints would not have won or been in that game without him.

    Not everyone should comment.

  43. keepyerstickontheice says: Aug 6, 2013 9:55 PM

    The best part about this is the next time he does something stupid, I won’t have to see him wearing a Bills hat in the picture.

  44. teamnorsecore says: Aug 7, 2013 12:29 AM

    “Now, I’m more mature and definitely learned from things that happened in the past.”
    You are going to fit right in over there in Green Bay, Vince. The Packers have the most “mature” fan base of them all and they LOOOOOOVE talking about the past!

  45. forever9ers says: Aug 7, 2013 5:54 AM

    Still remember how Young single handily beat what was considered one of the most dominant team, the Carroll-Leinart-Reggie Bush USC team.

  46. whatjusthapped says: Aug 7, 2013 9:25 AM

    Do any of the posters here realize what the concept of “camp arm” means?

    I will be shocked if he makes it to the final 53. He is going to have to shine in any of the pre season games he might get into for that to happen.

    He’s not that bright, he’s over the hill, and he’s not worth even the minimum contract. Wait, I’m describing the prefect Viking.

  47. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 12:52 AM

    TIP: Insert the word “old” for “mature” and this story will work.

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