Titus Young keeps doing dumb things, and the Lions keep refraining from taking decisive action to correct it.
On Sunday, a head butt from Young to Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins resulted in a personal foul. And while the Lions benched Young for the start of the third quarter, the Lions will take no further action against the second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
“He’s worked hard, ready to go and contribute and do a great job for us,” offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said, via the Detroit News. “We’ve got great leadership. I think guys understand that, and he’s still a young player. He learned just being accountable; that’s a great place to start.”
But plenty of young players can control their emotions. Young was sent home from OTAs after sucker-punching safety Louis Delmas, and Young was part of the personal-foul parade last season.
“There shouldn’t be [another problem],” receiver Calvin Johnson said of Young. “Something happened last year [and] this year, so there shouldn’t be another strike on that one.”
We’re not sure we follow that logic. Either way, the Lions at some point need to do more than talk to Young and hope he finally gets the message. At some point, they have to send a real message.
Maybe via a head butt to the wallet.