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Vince Young still doesn’t close door on football

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The Vince Young CFL Experiment ended poorly, with a hamstring injury resulting in Young being released by the Saskatchewan RoughRiders before the launch of the regular season. But even after that experience, Young isn’t slamming the door on playing football.

Maybe I’ll play football again,” Young told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated in an article that chronicles the quarterback’s more-lows-than-highs career. “You never know.”

You never know because Young knows (or at least thinks) that he is as good or better than guys currently playing in the NFL.

“I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks?’” Young said. “I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f–king getting paid? I mean, what the f–k is going on?”

The full article paints a picture that isn’t surprising but is nevertheless informative. Entitled and coddled as a young star quarterback, Young didn’t do enough to maximize his talents. Then, after things fell apart for him in Tennessee, he didn’t do enough to prove himself all over again.

The self-awareness that led him to Canada came too late. If he’d done it a few years ago, maybe he’d be the one leading the league in interceptions. For now, he’ll continue to have as many interceptions in the NFL as he’s had touchdown passes, passing attempts, completions, and rushing tries since 2011: None.

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29 Responses to “Vince Young still doesn’t close door on football”
  1. elyasm says: Jun 27, 2017 11:16 AM

    That’s a fair set of criticisms as to why he’s no longer in the league. The exact same could be said (but isn’t) about Kaep.

  2. jags2daship says: Jun 27, 2017 11:16 AM

    Well the door closed on you

  3. Bruce G. Owens Jr says: Jun 27, 2017 11:21 AM

    Ryan Fitzpatrick also leads the league in IQ. The guy is a Harvard Business School graduate and understands the NFL is a business. Fitzpatrick for what he lacks in talent is great at getting deals done.

  4. mindelm42 says: Jun 27, 2017 11:22 AM

    Not to name drop but Fitzy sucks…ha ha…that was the best part.

  5. 6thsense10 says: Jun 27, 2017 11:26 AM

    Fitz was willing to put in the work and thus he is still in the league despite having no where near the talent Young or Manziel had.

  6. steelcurtainn says: Jun 27, 2017 11:26 AM

    Footballs close the door on him.

  7. 700levelvet says: Jun 27, 2017 11:30 AM

    Not too worry Vince….in a few years some liberal filmmaker will post a documentary how you were wronged… Besides the fact, that you were spoon fed every opportunity to succeed…you’ll get some residuals…

  8. Alf Goodall says: Jun 27, 2017 11:30 AM

    Maybe work on your craft more instead of complaining about some other dude’s good fortune.

  9. completefan says: Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM

    RoughRiders?

    Really?

  10. touchdownamericasteam says: Jun 27, 2017 11:35 AM

    If it based on talent alone, I’d say sign him to a meager deal to back up Prescott. Based on what’s upstairs, I’d rather roll with kellen moore…

  11. unclebluck says: Jun 27, 2017 11:37 AM

    Fitz is intelligent and can memorize any playbook in a matter of days……thats the difference…..

  12. haywoodjablomey says: Jun 27, 2017 11:46 AM

    Keep on knocking, Vince.

  13. daysend564 says: Jun 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    Young >>> Kaepernick

  14. fanfrommontreal says: Jun 27, 2017 11:52 AM

    @completefan
    That’s nothing, a few years back we had two teams named like that, the Saskatchewan RoughRiders and the Ottawa Roughriders, in a 9 teams league.
    Only in Canada!

  15. nookers says: Jun 27, 2017 11:53 AM

    Vince .. don’t hate on Ryan because he competed in his career the right way.

  16. nflviewer says: Jun 27, 2017 12:01 PM

    Vince Young is delusional. He isn’t one third the NFL player Ryan Fitzpatrick has been.

    Vince Young passed for 9,000 yards in the NFL.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 26,000 yards in the NFL and is still playing.

    Vince Young threw for 46 TD and 51 INT in the NFL.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 166 TD and 133 INT in the NFL and is still playing.

    Vince Young has never been Offensive Player of the Week let along Month.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick has been Offensive Player of the Week 4 times and Offensive Player of the Month 2 times.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick has played in the NFL for 12 season more than anyone posting in this thread. He hasn’t been a great QB or even a very good QB, but he has had a few good years and he’s been paid more than $50mm since 2005 to do a job (play in the NFL) anyone here would love to do for $50k per year.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick has been happily married to his college girlfriend (who herself was an athlete) with six healthy kids. Vince Young has declared personal bankruptcy and can’t maintain an adult relationship.

  17. marvsleezy says: Jun 27, 2017 12:15 PM

    Its sad that no one has ever sat him down and told him what his weaknesses are.

    You’ve got agents that could help, not to mention countless personnel people in the league who have either decided to cut him, or not sign him.

    100’s of top NFL talent evaluaters have watched tape on him and determined hes no good.

    But no one will ever actually sit down with him and share the truth – its a shame this man has to suffer with this delusion.

  18. floriosnuts says: Jun 27, 2017 12:20 PM

    If he can’t even get the Jets to take a look he’s gotta be done.

  19. obfuscatedthinking says: Jun 27, 2017 12:25 PM

    Give it up, Vince.

  20. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jun 27, 2017 12:48 PM

    It ain’t over till the fat lady sings……..OH WAIT!…..I think she was singing for you about 6 years ago. Didi’nt you hear her?

  21. laserw says: Jun 27, 2017 12:53 PM

    “Clueless” is in the dictionary and now has Vince’s picture next to it.

  22. hamlet423 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:22 PM

    Keep in mind Ryan Fitzpatrick has been mostly a backup or a fill in starter for most of his career.

    When he finally got to start to Buffalo, he had some good games and some not-so good games, and a lot of turnovers. And they were glad to cut him. Never made the playoffs with the Bills.

    Most of his numbers are the result of playing for a while. While much better than Young, it does not mean he is a good QB.

    Average at best–he never led a team to the playoffs. And when he had a shot with the Jets, he choked pretty badly.

    Now, that is pretty great for a 5th round pick that was eventually cut and was a true journeyman for a while.

    Vince young was the 3rd overall pick that year–so yeah, he was a monster bust. It didn’t help that the owner sided with young over Jeff Fisher, and promptly proved Fisher right.

  23. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Jun 27, 2017 1:27 PM

    Said owner was more interested in frustrating Houston than making good decisions.

  24. bsizemore68 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:34 PM

    Pro Football did not close the door on Vince, YOU close the door on yourself, enjoy your 45 million, already blew it, to bad, look in your mirror and you will see what we see. Bill

  25. xcerebus1 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:55 PM

    Wow……sounds like he’s being blackballed…..

  26. concmike says: Jun 27, 2017 2:58 PM

    Uh…how many months in the calendar year end in “ber’ Vince?

    Yep four of them….sorry you missed that one on the Wonderlic Test….a 16…yes a 16….still in the top 10 worst scores for an NFL football player!!!!

    Yep it was all Jeff Fisher’s fault in Tennessee….

  27. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 27, 2017 3:20 PM

    Vince could be the RB1 for the Green Bay Fudge

  28. daddeeo says: Jun 27, 2017 4:45 PM

    Joker.

  29. pryrates2020 says: Jun 27, 2017 4:59 PM

    Points to the white QB. I think we know what he’s implying.

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