Vince Young wants the NFL. The NFL doesn’t want him. The CFL may want him. But he doesn’t want the CFL.
David Climer of the Tennessean makes the case for Young changing his tune about the 110-yard alternative to the highest level of the sport. With two years out of the NFL and not even a sip of room-temperature tea with the Browns, Young needs to realize that, if he wants to play football and/or to show the NFL that he still can, he should do it wherever he can.
“No disrespect to Canada,” Young told FOX 26 in Houston last month. “They’ve got some great players that I know play out there, great sport as well, but it’s never been an option for me.”
No disrespect to Young, but his ego could be keeping him from maximizing his shot at returning to the NFL. Players who have performed well at the NFL level believe that they can still perform well at the NFL level if someone would simply give them a fair chance. They never let themselves accept the possibility that they’re not as good as they think they are, and that they may need to find a way to improve their skills — or to prove that their own assessment of their abilities is accurate.
Bottom line, Young either wants to play or he doesn’t. If he wants to play, he needs to embrace the opportunity.
Unless his ego also is concerned that he ultimately could be rejected in Canada, too.